One Gun Gone presents “Running the Numbers”
It can be hard to absorb the statistics regarding gun violence in the United States these days. One Gun Gone youth members, adult collaborators (including project creator Scott Lapham, RISD BFA 1990, Photography) have worked to create artwork from the mold of one gun to communicate their feelings about gun violence. “We then work to take positive action ourselves and hopefully inspire others to do the same in both small and large ways. Art making is part of the process we use to keep ourselves healthy and to strengthen our own humanity. In this spirit we ask you to please join us for the opportunity to help create two new pieces, Floor Peace and School Days. Videos created collaboratively by our youth members will also be on view. Visitors to the space will learn about actions they can support legislatively in the State of Rhode Island to create safer neighborhoods for us all.”
This program is presented in the Museum’s exhibit, Repair and Design Futures and sponsored by the initiative RISD Stands Against Gun Violence.
Free with admission.
One Gun Gone takes one gun off the street, makes art from that gun and then sells that art to fund a law enforcement sanctioned gun buyback. In the process, One Gun Gone youth members from neighborhoods most affected by gun violence are exposed to people, places, organizations and careers they may not encounter in their day-to-day lives.