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Hands-on Journey: Activism and Awareness with Visual AIDS Artist Eric Rhein


October 10, 2013

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For ages 13 to 18 years
Eric Rhein’s artistic practice is about remembering, surviving and fighting back. In this workshop Rhein will share his work and lead students on a journey in seeing the natural world as a source of strength, and a means to know their best self, resulting in the creation of a drawn self-portrait. 
Eric Rhein childhood was spent between Hudson New York and Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. Rhein attended the School of Visual Arts in New York for both his undergraduate and his MFA on full scholarship. His work has been exhibited widely, including Sculpture Center, White Columns, Artists Space, Art in General.
In collaboration with Visual AIDS.
M•A•C AIDS Fund is the Lead Corporate Sponsor of the Why We Fight exhibition and related programming.
This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of Hermes Mallea and Carey Maloney, with additional support from the LGBT Initiative of The New York Public Library. Time Warner is a founding supporter of the LGBT Initiative.
Support for The New York Public Library’s Exhibitions Program has been provided by Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos Exhibitions Fund, and Jonathan Altman.

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  • Audience: Teens/Young Adults (13-18 years)

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