Art Reducing Stigma


Book in Progress!

Charmaine's hands holding a tin of watercolor portraits

We are in the process of producing an artist bookwork collection of Charmaine’s portraits, ranging from the Mental Health section of the project to the HIV portraits. This work is ongoing, but updates will be announced as they become available.

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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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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