AIDS in The Arts; Annotated Media Gallery

Media From Introduction;

  1. This is the panel for Randy Barnett. His panel has a blue background, with a hint of a faded blurred white in the center and little spots throughout. It is made of a simple cloth. There is not a border around this panel. The panel has Randy’s name across the top in yellow. As seen in the picture he had a passion for music. The piano to be exact.


2. This is the panel for Mark Murphy Bearrentine. It is a panel full of decor that uniquely describes how Mark was as a person and what he was liked and/ or liked to do. The panel has a deep dark purple border that goes around it. It has Mark Murphy Bearrentine in big black letters centered across the top. It has a light lavender purple shaded background.


Media From NYC reactions and Music as Therapy;

  1. This is the image of the AIDS memorial in NYC. Both of my individuals were from New York. New York City actually has a whole AIDS Memorial, designed by Studio a + i, it is located in the northwest corner of St. Vincent’s Triangle.

Media From The Giver of Dreams;

  1. This is the original image from the Mark Murphy Bearrentine panel. There is a light blue rocking horse located in the bottom right corner. It is very detailed. The tail seems to have hints of gold. The holding strap is red. The hooves of the horse seems to be a darker shade of blue. The horse seems to be positioned in motion as if it is running to the right of the panel at full speed.. The words “giver of dreams” is placed across the bottom. Upon further research, I found out that “The Giver of Dreams” is a fusion Rock opera by Fool Ascent.

2. As we know, Mark Murphy Bearrentine was a fan of music and theater. On the panel, there were the words “Giver of Dreams”. Upon further research, I concluded that the words meant more than I originally thought. What is the Giver of Dreams?  The Giver of Dreams is actually a Fusion Rock Opera by Fool Ascent.  It was written by Jean-Jacques L’Héritier.

3. Here is a song from the play. The purpose of the Giver of Dreams is really interesting. It is an original fusion rock opera that is meant to explore into the depths of life, darkness, love and hope in an unlikely love story between two living beings from different worlds and dimensions. The moral of the story is that they are taken on a journey that goes way beyond our world yet it still captures our humanity. There are heartfelt lyrics that fuses with rock guitars and creative drums. This sounds extremely fascinating, I am not surprised Mark Murphy Bearrentine was a fan. It included a mixture of the things he loved. There were a few selections of songs to choose from but here is one I particularly liked. The music is so nice and relaxing but also has edge to it.