The Roanne H. Victor Gallery Presents: The AIDS Memorial Quilt & Light Minded

In Association with The NAMES Project Foundation and First Light Image

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The Roanne H. Victor Gallery Presents:
The AIDS Memorial Quilt & Light Minded

In Association with The NAMES Project Foundation and First Light Image
August 29 — November 2, 2017


About The AIDS Memorial Quilt

In June of 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would neglect. Their goal was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS, and thereby, to help people understand the devastating impact of the disease. This meeting of devoted friends and lovers served as the foundation of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Today, more than 48,000 individual 3-by-6-foot memorial panels—most commemorating the life of someone who has died of AIDS—have been sewn together by friends, lovers and family members. Two of these panels are on display in the Sara Shallenberger Brown lobby during the run of Angels in America, Parts One & Two. For more information about the display, please visit ActorsTheatre.org.

This history was drawn from the official website of The AIDS Memorial Quilt. For more information, or to view the entire 54-ton Quilt, go to aidsquilt.org.

Learn more about The AIDS Memorial Quilt here


About Light Minded

Light Minded is a collection of photography featuring artists Natalie Christensen and Fred DiGiovanni.

Natalie Christensen lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where her work is inspired by commonplace architecture and streetscapes. She shoots every day and is almost never without her camera. She doesn’t have to go anywhere special to make her photography; instead she finds her images around shopping centers, apartment complexes and office parks. She dismantles these scenes to color fields, geometry and shadow. The places she frequents for her images are probably not what people visualize when they think of the city she lives in, a major tourist destination with a carefully cultivated image. She chooses to shoot in locations that may be viewed as uninteresting or even visually off-putting. This is exciting and challenging for her, to “see” something hiding in plain sight. Much of her professional life has been spent as a psychotherapist, and her photography is an extension of that work. Both have called her to explore what is hidden from view, those aspects of the self or the environment that we want to turn away from or simply avoid. She suspects it is our nature to ignore what is unpleasant, but sometimes she gets a glimpse of the sublime in these ordinary places. When she finds it, it feels like she has discovered gold.

Fred DiGiovanni: In an age of digital/program driven photography, I have chosen to remain a traditional silver photographer. I have been making black and white photographs for over 5 decades.  I take pride and pleasure in crafting handmade images with light and chemistry in a wet darkroom.  I practice the Zone System developed by Ansel Adams, exposing film in a traditional, straight manner, using landscapes and abstracts as my subjects.  I use a medium format 2 ¼ x 2 ¾  6 x 7 Pentax, and a large format 4 x 5 Toya Field Camera.  I process my film, print, mount, mat, and frame in my home darkroom and work area.

More of Natalie’s work may be viewed at First Light Gallery. More of Fred’s work may be viewed at First Light Gallery, Edenside Gallery and Wayside Expression Gallery through the duration of the Louisville Photo Biennial from September 22 through November 11. Special thanks to First Light Image for providing artwork. Please visit First Light Image’s website at firstlightimage.net


ROANNE H. VICTORY GALLERY HOURS OF OPERATION:

Tuesday – Friday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and non-performance days

THE ROANNE H. VICTOR GALLERY IS LOCATED IN THE SARA SHALLENBERGER BROWN LOBBY, MEZZANINE LOBBY AND VICTOR JORY LOBBY SPACES AT ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE. 316 WEST MAIN STREET, LOUISVILLE, KY 40202.

Featured Image: Two Panels of The AIDS Memorial Quilt, courtesy of The NAMES Project Foundation. Photo by Melissa Hines.

For more information, contact Laura Humble, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, at LHumble@actorstheatre.org, or call 502.584.1265 x3145.

For Accessibility information, call the Box Office at 502-584-1205 or email boxoffice@actorstheatre.org

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316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Box Office: 502.584.1205
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