Friday, December 5, 2008
On December 3, 2008, AAEP students, faculty and staff hosted an OPEN HOUSE to present VISUAL ARTS and PERFORMANCE ARTS pieces as a CALL TO ACTION to assist HIV patients and their families throughout the world. This event included a BAKE SALE of delicious treats prepared by CULINARY ARTS students as a fundraiser for the WE-ACTx Clinic in Kigali, Rwanda. Beautiful, HANDCRAFTED RWANDA DOLLS that are made in Kigali by patients of the WE-ACTx Clinic and finished here in Chicago by Gallery 37 students as part of service learning were available for purchase. This event was inspired by the work of Dr. Mardge Cohen, Medical Director of WE-ACTx, and all of the health care professionals who are working for Women's Equity in Access to Care and Treatment (WE-ACTx) in Rwanda, Chicago, and around the world. The RWANDA DOLLS are available for purchase in the Gallery 37 Retail Shop at 66 East Randolph.
at 7:38 AM
AAEP Teaching Artist Brian Weddington's Fundamentals of Acting Class from UIC visited Gallery 37 on December 3, 2008, to showcase their final class project for AAEP theatre students. Part of an ongoing theatre exchange with the University of IL at Chicago, the presentation featured 10 UIC students performing Edgar Lee Masters' "Spoon River Anthology." This very special presentation also featured one of AAEP's Theatre Alum, Kelli Jamison. After viewing the performance and talking with the UIC students, AAEP students voiced a collective, BRAVO!
at 7:18 AM