Opening Reception @ RAP | Friday, May 10th, 2019 6-9pm
Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence is an exhibition of work by fine artists who were paired with families of victims and created portraits to illuminate those precious lives. The mission is to bring attention to and memorialize the lives lost and tragically altered due to gun violence. The goal is to encourage the viewer to focus beyond the statistics and see the individuals and the cost of gun violence to our human community. Portraits have the unique ability to call out the souls and profoundly affect those who see them. The variety of mediums and approaches reflect the unique qualities of each soul depicted.
Artists featured include: Marie Bender, Joe Brenman, Michelle Brown, Beth Carson, Jonny Castro, Jennifer Coburn, Karen Shechtman Cole, Lisa Domenic, Marge Feldman, Ann Price Hartzell, Corinne Holloway, Melissa L. Joseph, Warren Keyser, Anna Kocher, Jacqueline Lewis, Laura Madeleine, Helen Mangelsdorf, Nathalie Miller, Laura Orfanelli, Rachel Reinfurt, Karen Ruggles, Monique Sarkessian, Austin Crenshaw Shelley, B. Douglas Smith, Lauren Vargas, Oscar Vance, Keisha Whatley and Greg Woodring.