Guns in the Hands of Artists Panel Discussion

September 17, 2015
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Steinberg Auditorium, Danforth Campus

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts presents Guns In The Hands of Artists. This pivotal exhibition, on view at the Des Lee Gallery, has started a national dialogue within the arts.

In collaboration with Washington University’s Office of the Provost, and in conjunction with the exhibition, this panel discussion will feature gallery owner Jonathan Ferrara and artist Brian Borrello, who collaborated to mount the original exhibition. They will be joined by artists Ron Bechet and Margaret Evangeline, whose work is featured in the exhibition, and Bob Hansman, associate professor in the Sam Fox School, Gephardt Community Engagement Fellow, and prominent community activist. Moderated by Terrell Carter, an artist, community developer, and former St. Louis City police officer, the panelists will discuss how the transformation of these once deadly weapons into works of art can create a space for poignant commentary, challenging viewers to think in a totally different way.

Check out video from the live performance from the St. Louis Story Stitchers at this event.

You can watch this event via livestream beginning at 5:45 pm.

As part of the event, Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists’ Collective will present two original pieces of work, one of which is written and performed by their Stitchers Teen Council members. The local nonprofit promotes understanding, civic pride, intergenerational relationships, and literacy through photography, videography, spoken word, and hip-hop.

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Event Sponsors: Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts