As Maine slashes the last of its AIDS-prevention funding in an attempt to somehow "save taxpayers money," the Portland department of public health is observing World AIDS Day, and offering free HIV/AIDS testing at the Maine College of Art (522 Congress Street, in Portland) from 10 am to 3 pm today.
As part of the event, they're showing the winning films in the Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival
In the wake of the selection of the artist whose work may perhaps one day be painted on some South Portland oil tanks (if private donors cough up another $1.2 million),I heard from another artist who submitted a proposal but was not selected: Jim Watson of Standish. (We've previously posted the designs by three other artists, and if anyone else wants to send us their non-selected proposal, please e-mail them to jinglis@phx.
The artist whose design may one day grace some of the oil
tanks overlooking Portland Harbor
is ... Jaime Gili. (His eye-bending Web site is here.)
He’s a dynamic Venezuelan-born painter living in London, who said at the announcement of his win, “I cannot imagine any bigger project,” and then moved
right on to do just that: “I’d like to see my paintings taking over cities.