Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
The opening reception for I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the new Society of Arts + Crafts in Boston. It is free and open to the public. Please be sure to register by clicking on the link below:
We would love to see you there. The exhibition remains on display until June 10th, 2017.
Metalsmith magazine is featuring this exhibition in their upcoming issue.
The Hard-Bound, Illustrated Exhibition Catalog is available now for immediate shipping. Click here for details:
Catalogs are also available for sale at the Society of Arts + Crafts.
About the project:
31 Americans are murdered with guns daily and 151 are treated for gun assault. Our firearm homicide rate is 20x higher than the COMBINED rates of 22 peer countries. The problem is urgent and warrants an exhibition dedicated to exploring the complex issues surrounding gun violence. As metalsmiths, we harness skills to alter guns to produce sculpture; the notion of turning Swords into Plowshares.
The Innovative Merger of Art & Guns to Inspire New Expressions, or IMAGINE PEACE NOW Exhibition, is a call to arms, hearts and hands intended especially for contemporary metal artists. Included work will respond to, and initiate conversations regarding, the gun violence so prevalent in American culture today.
All works will be for sale. A percentage of sales proceeds will be donated to the Brady Campaign, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence and also to the Society of North American Goldsmiths.
Emily Zilber, Boston MFA
Monica Moses, American Craft Magazine
Shepard Fairey, Artist
Boris Bally, Metalsmith