Dedicated to creating beauty and changing lives, the Alpha Workshops is the nation’s only non-profit organization providing creative HIV-positive individuals with industry-specific training and employment in the decorative arts.
It was founded in 1995 in the Chelsea area of Manhattan and modeled on the famed Omega Workshops, the Weiner Werkstatte, the Bauhaus, and the American Arts and Crafts movement.
Mary Fisher is a name synonymous with advocacy and art. For more than 20 years, the author, activist and artist has dedicated herself to helping those in need and to healing through artwork – with a particular focus on individuals affected by HIV/AIDS.
It’s hard to believe—what with winter blizzard Jonas just behind us East Coasters—but the 2016 Summer Olympics & Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro are only a few months away. So, in the spirit of warming up to the occasion, we’re taking a look at former Olympic grounds.