2019 Art Against AIDS

December 7, 2019 | Club XLIV – Superdome

Art Against AIDS has been entertaining the community for over three decades. This gala-style holiday event has more than 150 auction items, live entertainment and food from many local restaurants.

2019 Honorary Art Chair: Amanda Bennett

Bennett remembers painting with her grandmother as a child, who used a spatula as her primary tool. However, it wasn’t until years later, staring at the blank walls of her loft in Birmingham, Alabama, that she rediscovered her passion for the process of creation. Though it began as a practical answer to the abject poverty of life after college, this act of thrifty outfitting inspired her to cultivate her own unique style, a place where process demands as much attention as its end result.

As a Huntsville, Alabama native, Bennett spent ten years in Nashville, where she finally got serious about her art. Her music inspired art gained local attention, as her signature guitars found their homes in local digs such as Fanny’s House of Music on the east side. When Bennett finally decided to release the paces of nine to five living, her art reflected her transformation.

She moved through a transcendent few months of abstracts and then awakened one morning from a night of mixed media dreaming. She has taken a few of her favorite things-mid-century advertising; acrylic mediums and photography-and transformed them in to a pop art-inspired funk style mash up for your viewing pleasure. Bennett now humbly hangs her hat in the city of New Orleans. The city’s rhythm, color palette and energy will continue to stir and ignite a creative process born in the deep south.

Bennett is never too far from her grandmother’s easel, creating art inspired by the technique and the soul of her teacher.

Interested in becoming a Culinary Partner?

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This is a great opportunity for you to promote your business, while showing your support for the men, women and families living with HIV/AIDS in our community.