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May 16, 2012


Visual AIDS hosted its seventh annual Vanguard Awards and spring benefit May 14 at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York City.

Visual AIDS—an organization that strives to increase public awareness of HIV/AIDS through visual arts, exhibitions and publications, and through working in partnership with artists and museums—hosted its seventh annual Vanguard Awards and spring benefit May 14 at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York City.

The event, with the catchy title VA-VA VOOM (as in, the Visual AIDS-Vanguard Awards), honored Frank Jump (who created the Fading Ads of New York City campaign), POZ founder Sean Strub and P·P·O·W gallery owners Wendy Olsoff and Penny Pilkington. Actress Rosario Dawson (Rent, Kids, Sin City), HIV criminalization activist Edwin Bernard and Martha Wilson (in character as Barbara Bush) presented the honorees, respectively, with their awards.

The night was hosted by political comedian John Fugelsang and featured cabaret performances by Daniel Isengart and Joey Arias

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