Join us for a public opening of our new exhibit 'Sewn in Memory: AIDS Quilt Panels from Central Illinois.'
The event will feature two parts. From 1-3:30, participants will contribute to a community art project by making a commemorative panel for someone lost to illness.
At 2pm, participants can preview some of the oral history videos created by students from the College of Media and hear about the history of the HIV/AIDS crisis in Champaign County.
Sewn in Memory is a community-curated show created with our collaborators, the Greater Community AIDS Project of East Central Illinois (GCAP), who holds the panels and assisted in exhibit research and creation; History Harvest, a course here at UIUC, which seeks to gather historical stories and documents from local communities; and Illinois Public Media (WILL), which is working on documentary films about the panels with UIUC Journalism students.
Sewn in Memory: AIDS Quilt Panels from Central Illinois runs from Nov. 2, 2021 to July 10, 2022.
Funding for the Exhibit generously provided by the Dr. Allan C. and Marlene S. Campbell Fund.