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LIVING DREAM IN A DYING VILLAGE, OPENS JAN. 23

January 23, 2006
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS and
COLLEGE OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Department of Art and Visual Technology announces
LIVING DREAM IN A DYING VILLAGE
Drawings/Paintings by children from a small Chinese village
afflicted with AIDS


WHO:
George Mason University’s Center for the Arts and College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Art and Visual Technology presents an exhibit of the Chi Heng Foundation.

WHAT:
Approximately 25 drawings/paintings created by Chinese AIDS orphans. Each piece is accompanied by the child’s dream in both Chinese and English. Supported by the Chi Heng Foundation (CHF), Living Dream in a Dying Village poignantly illustrates the tragedy of a village where many contracted the AIDS virus through blood-selling to escape from desperate poverty.

WHERE:
GALLERY 123, GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S GEORGE W. JOHNSON CENTER, FAIRFAX CAMPUS

WHEN: January 23-27, 2006
Thursday, January 26, 2006 – Talk
Mr. Chung To, founder of Chi Heng Foundation

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The College of Visual and Performing Arts exists to create an academic environment in which the arts may be considered both as individual disciplines and as interdisciplinary forms that strengthen each other. Believing that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the College draws on a variety of professional presenting and producing units where artists from across the country and around the world regularly perform, give master classes, work with students during extended residencies, and interact with the community in a variety of other ways. These programs at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, TheaterSpace, Galleries, Harris Theater, and other venues, provide a diverse selection of challenging and entertaining cultural experiences for the University community, as well as Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. area. The College houses four academic departments: Art and Visual Technology, Dance, Music and Theater.