An e-mailed suggestion from Michael Buitron -
"I got an email from the Getty last week listing their activities for December, which included events in conjunction with World AIDS Day, December 1. After checking out some other L.A. museum's calendars, I saw that the Getty was the only one that had events listed. I can remember ten or fifteen years ago when it seemed that every museum or gallery had something happening.
This got me to think that the blog-o-sphere would be an ideal way to resurrect the tradition. I thought about some of my artist friends who died before the advent of the internet, and how little of their work or lives are represented online.
To remedy that situation, and to mark 'A Day Without Art', I'll be posting a short tribute to a former classmate and video artist. I thought it would be a great idea if I could get other bloggers to post on December 1 anything they'd like on artists they admire who died of AIDS."