“Stand By Me and Be Free” Mural
This exhibition was an Art Outreach Project conducted with male and female inmates from Delaware Correctional Center who have AIDS. This project was created by Marietta Dantonio-Fryer, SAF Outreach Project Coordinator and professor of Art and Chyeney University, PA. The title came about because the men feel like lepers and just want to be held by another human being.
The women involved in the project all have many children, and would like to convey an educational message to the public about AIDS Awareness and Prevention, as well as breaking the bias towards those with AIDS. Both murals are eight foot octagons and are embedded with real healing gemstones.