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Guns in the Hands of Artists
September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Guns In The Hands of Artists is a community-based social-activist artistic project that has been traveling the country the past three years. It has been presented at the Aspen Institute, Washington University in St. Louis, Art Basel Miami Beach, Minneapolis and at the Rotunda of the US Senate Building in Washington D.C.
Decommissioned guns taken off the streets of New Orleans were distributed to over thirty internationally known artists to use as the raw materials in creating works of art addressing the issue of guns and gun violence in America. Jonathan Ferrara will give a talk about the project with a presentation of images from the show. He will discuss the project, what it means, its impact, and the his book on the project which includes essays by Walter Isaacson, Gabby Giffords, Harry Shearer and Richard Ford.
The lecture is free for AICC Members and a suggested donation of $10 for non members.