Johnson Center Gallery Will Exhibit ‘Living Dream in a Dying Village’

Posted: December 19, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The first new exhibit of 2006 will be “Living Dream in a Dying Village,” a collection of drawings and paintings by children from a small Chinese village who are afflicted with AIDS. The collection of approximately 25 pieces will be on display Jan. 23-27 in the Johnson Center Gallery on the Fairfax Campus.

Each piece in the exhibit is accompanied by a written description of the child’s dream in both Chinese and English. Many of these children want to be doctors or teachers when they grow up so they can help others, just as they have received help.

The exhibit is supported by the Chi Heng (“wisdom in action”) Foundation (CHF), which helps children continue their education after their families have been impacted by HIV/AIDS. Chung To, founder of CHF, will speak at George Mason on Thursday, Jan. 26. His audiovisual presentation tells about the plight of several Chinese families struck by AIDS, contracted primarily through blood-selling to provide for their families and collected in unsanitary conditions.

The exhibit is part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery Program.

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