IWU Observes Day Without Art
November 16, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - In observance of Day Without Art, the Merwin and Wakeley Galleries
will be closed on Friday, Dec. 1.
Observed annually in an effort to strengthen the global response to the challenges
of the AIDS pandemic, Day Without Art has evolved into a collaborative project involving
more than 6,000 arts communities around the world.
Organized for the first time in 1989, Day Without Art is observed with silence-galleries
close their doors or shroud paintings in mourning, while theaters close and sit silent
and dark. These demonstrations are meant to encourage people to remember those who
have died from AIDS related illnesses and to "recommit themselves to shared communication,
education and AIDS awareness."
For additional information, contact Jennifer Lapham, Merwin and Wakeley Galleries
director, at (309) 556-3391.
Contact: Meg Dubuque, (309) 556-3181