But if you want to pay your respects, drive south to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where the Campus Activities Board will host West Coast artist Jason Dilley's Project Face to Face. The weeklong show at the Gallery of Contemporary Art might induce some AIDS-related contemplation. The touring installation features plaster casts of some diverse faces of HIV-positive people, mounted on black wall panels and accompanied by taped personal stories. Dilley's project of several years is ongoing: He likes to add new faces and voices to the walls wherever it travels, notes gallery director Gerry Riggs. At UCCS, a gutsy student Riggs calls "Liz" will offer her face and story for public scrutiny.
Dilley will be on hand throughout the week, beginning with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 2, at the gallery. Riggs says the show, which takes time to digest as viewers go from panel to panel listening to the tapes, will also include a videotape of a Dilley interview broadcast on Good Morning America. In addition, the artist will meet with students and give plaster-casting demonstrations on campus through December 7. UCCS is at 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs. For gallery information, call 1-719-262-3567.