Morgan Fairchild to Speak at DAP on World AIDS Day

(Image is of the prototype of the sculpture. Photograph by Jayel Aheram.)


Are you in Palm Springs this December 1st? Join, the Desert AIDS Project, the mayor of Palm Springs, and Morgan Fairchild at the unveiling of the AIDS Ribbon Sculpture by assemblage artists Linda and Charles Perkins at the DAP on World AIDS Day.


From the Desert Sun:


PALM SPRINGS - The Desert AIDS Project in Palm Springs will mark World AIDS Day with the unveiling of a three dimensional red glass and copper wire sculpture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.


The AIDS ribbon sculpture, which measures three feet by two feet and was sponsored by the Palm Springs City Council and discount by artists Linda and Charles Perkins, will be on permanent display in front of the Desert AIDS Project at 1695 N. Sunrise Way.


Speakers at the dedication ceremony include actress Morgan Fairchild and State Assembly Member Manny Perez.


Mayor Steve Pougnet will dedicate the new sculpture. The build will be lighted throughout December in honor of AIDS Awareness Month.


Fairchild co-hosted the 2009 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards. She is a long time AIDS activist who has testified before a special Congressional committee on AIDS education.


There is no charge for to attend the sculpture dedication, reservations are requested.


For information, contact Desert AIDS Project at (760) 323-8112;


Fellow "Incredible Artists" Linda and Charles Perkins have been commissioned by the wonderful and awesome city of Palm Springs to create a lovely copper wire and glass sculpture to be unveiled on World AIDS Day. Tireless work by gentlemen of IncredibleArtist.Com and Mayor Steve Pougnet of the city of Palm Springs have made funding for this sculpture possible.


The self-named "artners" (Linda and Charles) are creating smaller versions of the sculpture, about 150 limited-edition pieces, to be sold to raise funds for the Desert AIDS Project.


Many thanks to the mayor of Palm Springs, the city council, and of course Morgan Fairchild.


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  • vanman66 6y

    as someone who is poz I appreciate your work in aids awareness JL.
    Sometimes I feel like the world has forgotten...that there is a cure. There isnt.
    I think there is room for all fundraising and in recent years the spotlight has been off of AIDS because of a false notion that it has become manageable.
    A big thanx JL
  • Kevin Sears 6y

    As a gay boy, I can not wait to see the day when AIDS is erased from this Earth!
  • palestar's-paz y luz 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called payingitforward4peace..., and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    I understand that - but honestly I will be happy when this hideous disease id fully eradicated from the earth for you and yours and all the children and any human affected.

    Actually we all have been touched by it. I lost a friend in 1986 - then the 2nd time it was a 6 year old child - this put a face on AIDS for me - I never thought it was only a "gay" disease - it is very much a human one. I understand that people with it are going thru having to live with it and I am only on the sidelines so to speak.

    I do what I can on every level I can - to let people know the work is not done we need fundraising and research. They need fundraising to assist in programs that help people who are at a point where they need care and assistance - well many reasons. Many small donations lead to larger amounts - it all helps.

    The world has someone like Jayel who seems always at the ready to help on every level - albeit he is much younger that I - but I have learned and enormous amount from him over the years. Thanks for always sharing Jayel...
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