The numbers of people whose lives have been shattered by gun violence are staggering. Telling just some of the stories of the lives lived by the victims of gun violence is the goal of Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence. For this important project artists were paired with families or friends of victims and the portraits created illuminate those precious lives to encourage the viewer to focus beyond the statistics and see the individuals and the poignant cost of gun violence.
The project, a venture of Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence will culminate in a free exhibition December 1 -30, 2017 at the Old City Jewish Arts Center , 119 n, 3rd st Philadelphia. A Souls Shot opening art reception will be held on First Friday, December 1st from 5:00-9:00pm. A free Shabbat Dinner , beginning at 9:00 pm that evening, will include speakers from all spectrums. As well as participating artists , family members of victims of gun violence. Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence will be on view throughout the month of December 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday, and on Sundays from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. For all events at the ocjac during the exhibition please visit ocjac.org