I am honored to be participating in this year's Art for Life, a signature event of DIFFA/Chicago – the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS. Art for Life is a juried art exhibit and auction showcasing the talent of the art world to benefit those living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. Through donated works from established and emerging artists – selected by a jury of experts – the event provides an opportunity to invest in culture and raise vital funds to help those most impacted by the virus.
The distinguished Art for Life Chicago 2019 jurors are Richard Bentham, Smithsonian Institution; Jef Bourgeau, Museum of New Art Detroit; Sergio Gomez, 33 Contemporary Gallery; Jessica Hopkins, Museum of New Art Detroit; Matthew Lew, Matthew Lew Fine Art; and Cameron McEwen, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
Art for Life Chicago is built on a belief in the power of change through creativity and community, and that the art world can help lead the way to a generation free of HIV/AIDS. Special thanks to my colleague RIchard Cassis and Roan and Black Gallery for their support and contributions.