Art Reducing Stigma

Year: 2018

HIV Documentary Screenings: Don’t Define Me

Charmaine with paintbrush

This documentary follows artist Charmaine Wheatley in her work to capture the portraits of those diagnosed with HIV. Her works celebrates their lives through painting portraits. Directed by Don Casper. Produced by EPIC10. Check out the trailer below! This film was exhibited at the following locations: CFAR World AIDS Day 2018 University of Rochester Medical Center, …

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Art Reducing Stigma: Video

Video from University of Rochester featuring Charmaine Wheatley, Dr. Steve Dewhurst, and some portrait sitters involved in the project.

URMC artist in residence fights stigmas with portraits

Cumulatively, the portraits reveal a diverse set of experiences, personalities, modes of coping, hopes, and hardships — serving to expand our
understanding of the inner life of the people who surround us.

Destigmatizing HIV Event Party – March 2018

Rich Fowler, Charmaine, Zena Chambers, and Pat Sanders

This event was in celebration of Charmaine Wheatley’s portraits destigmatizing HIV! It was held at Arbor Loft in Rochester, NY on March 15, 2018.  Thank you so much to: Tim Tompkins of Tompkins Realty, Peter Mohr and Bachelor 4M, Bill Valenti and Trillium Health, Victory Alliance, Gilead, Home Leasing, EPIC10, Equal Grounds, and Evergreen Health. Also thanks to: Cathy …

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Miner Library

URMC, Miner Library — This installation of portraits features artworks from the second half of Charmaine’s residency at the University.