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October, 2007:

William Donovan @ visualAIDS blog

Wiliam Donovan
© William Donovan

William Donovan, an amazing visual artist & teacher whose work we had exhibited at our Fading AIDS Gallery in its heyday, is also a member of the visualAIDS archive. Here is a bio from this site:

William Donovan is a visual artist who lives and works in New York. He utilizes life experiences as well as current social and political issues to create art. Donovan holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in Fine Arts, as well as an AAS in Fashion Illustration from the Fashion Institute of Technology, where he currently teaches. He has studied at The Arts Students League, The Philadelphia Institute of the Arts and the Parsons School of Art.

Macey Sign Company – Worcester, MA

Macey Sign Company established 1910
© Frank H. Jump

After an Internet search, I found a phone number and address for Macey Sign Co. (38 Mason Street, Worcester, MA 01610), a family run business since 1910. The Cotter’s Leather Goods sign was one of the first they were commissioned to paint according to the owner.

MRSA – No Mercy

<p>Concerned with the surging spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA virus in the United States, the State Health Department and the State Education Department have issued a health advisory to all state schools, giving them guidance how they can prevent and reduce the risk of MRSA infections among students in schools.</p>

David Burwick Fine Furniture – Worcester, MA

Graffiti on Burwick Furniture Building

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump
© Frank H. Jump

The former service garage behind the Hadley Building on Main Street will be demolished and replaced by condominiums.

The Art of Healing – An Exhibition & Presentation by Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump
Frank H. Jump Exhibits Fading Ads @ Marble Collegiate Church, NYC – Fifth Avenue & 29th Street

Monday, November 19th 2007 6PM,
Dinner & Program $15

Click here
to register with a credit card
through Marble Collegiate’s secured website.

Join us for an inspirational evening with artist/photographer Frank H. Jump.

Jump was given a few years to live in 1986, after being diagnosed with HIV. After enrolling in a Bachelors Degree Program in 1996, Jump started taking pictures of “fading ads” as a metaphor to his own survival. Through art, perseverance and hope, he continued to thrive and inspire others through his photography.

Jump became known in 1998 with an exhibition of his work at The N-Y Historical Society, and was featured on the cover of the New York Times Metro section in July 1998. For a PDF of this flyer click here. For more information about this event or to RSVP, contact Judy Tulin @ jtulin@marblechurch.org Or call to RSVP @ (212) 686-2770 Ext. 709

Jump has since entered the NYC Teaching Fellows Program and received his Masters of Science in Education at Brooklyn College in 2003. Recently, Jump received a second Masters of Science in Instructional Technology.

GIFTS: An LGBT Fellowship is a gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered community at Marble Collegiate Church that seeks to reconcile spirituality and sexuality through God’s love. By celebrating the common threads between our lives and faith journeys, we embrace our spiritual inheritance. We welcome all who wish to grow and be energized through Christian fellowship and service.

Cotter's Leather Goods – Worcester MA

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump
© Frank H. Jump

Harness, Leather Goods & Saddlery
Commerce & Exchange

Worcester Massachusetts' Fading Ads

© Frank H. Jump
© Frank H. Jump

During our trip to Boston this summer, Vincenzo and I took a detour through Worcester MA. I’ve posted a few from Worcester off Main Street: Owl Shop; Marcus; & Worcester Auto Painting. Here’s a few more coming up over the next week.

More on Dumbledore

“Poor Dumbledore” – Dan Abrams, MSNBC

“Don’t these professional Christians have something to do during the day?”
George Carlin on Keith Olbermann’s Countdown, MSNBC

The Tribune features Ft Collins CO Ghost Signs

The Tribune

Behind Rubel Coal & Ice – Rediscovering Jamaica, Jamaica, Queens

© Frank H. Jump
© Frank H. Jump

More on Rubel Coal & Ice.