Stitchers Teen Council members and Collective artists previewed the Guns in the Hands of Artists exhibition Saturday, in preparation for their participation in the Artists’ Panel and Performance September 17th and to prepare for an additional upcoming event. Toryon, pictured here, is amazed to look down the barrels of the shotgun and find a surprise inside! Viewing the complex and elegant exhibition provoked new conversations about guns in American society amongst artists and teens.
In addition to Thursday’s performance, Stitchers Teens Council and Collective artists are preparing for a video taped discussion in the Des Lee Gallery between local teenagers and invited adult guests, including St. Louis City Police Officers, to open communication and to identify commonality, greater understanding and ways to cooperate and collaborate between city police and teenage youth as both work to lower St. Louis’s high rates of gun violence.
The video taped discussion is sponsored by the Institute of Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis and the Gun Violence & Awareness Initiative and is in conjunction with the Guns in the Hands of Artists exhibition at the Des Lee Gallery, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University. Exhibition dates: September 16-November 21, 2015.
Interested high school students may apply by emailing an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on September 16th exhibition Opening Night and the September 17th Artists Panel and Performance can be found at www.storystitchers.org
Saint Louis Story Stitchers programming is sponsored in part by the Regional Arts Commission.
Guns In The Hands of Artists
In collaboration with Washington University’s Office of the Provost, and part of the year-long initiative Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis.
Wednesday, September 16
5-8p Opening Reception
On View September 16-November 21
Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Avenue
Thursday, September 17th, 6:00-8:00p
STORY STITCHERS WILL PERFORM!
Panel Discussion and Performance
Steinberg Auditorium (off Forsyth Blvd.)
Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University
View the live stream starting at 5:45 here: http://livestream.com/tsvstl/githoa