Welcome to The DC Center’s Center Arts Gallery
Featuring All Genres of Art created by LGBTQ Artisans
Our Grand Opening Reception of our first installation will be held on
Saturday April 8th at 7pm at The DC Center
“Fearless Expressions” “Expresiones Sin Miedo”
The full-color exhibit showcases 14 pieces of visual art created by the group members The Art and Peer Support Group facilitated by Antonio Pineda. Mr. Pineda is a Treatment Navigator at the Infectious Disease Clinic at MedStar Health Research Institute at Washington Hospital Center, NW Washington D.C., where he specializes in helping clients who are living with HIV/AIDS.
The group is inspired by a creative process called, “FACES,” which empowers the members to express their various emotions and struggles, as well as techniques for overcoming depression, isolation, and fading ways to combat the stigma encountered by those who are living with HIV/AIDS. In addition, those who were more comfortable, create a narrative for each of their individual pieces to illustrate the significance.
One member, reflecting on her piece, “Night,” describes how HIV has affected her life. “ I felt like there was no back to good life, so I need to cover myself so people cannot see what I am going through” – Diane HallDiane Hall’s piece “Night”
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