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Rae Lewis-Thornton


Rae Lewis-Thornton is an Emmy Award winning AIDS Activist. She has been featured in countless magazines and media outlets, Woman's Day, Essence, Ebony, Jet, Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine, and shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Nightline, Dateline, Huffington Post, CNN, HLN News and BET and many more. She is an Award winning blogger, jewelry designer and artist. Rae has been living with HIV for 33 years.


I started collecting art in 1991, just as I was transiting to AIDS. Over twenty years later I have acquired wall to wall art work. The art in my home has created a place of peace, liberation and energy for me. I want to bring those same qualities to my own work. Painting has created a safe place for me, where AIDS watches from the sideline. I want people to hang my art and with each glance they get the energy that's needed as I have done for so many years with other artist work.