This joint event celebrates the concurrent opening of two exhibitions: Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence and Solo Series Fall 2019.
Abington Art Center is delighted to be partnering with Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence, a traveling exhibition that will be on view in our Community Arts Gallery.
This project links fine artists with families or friends of victims of gun violence. The artists meet with the victims’ loved ones to learn about the lives they lived. Our goal is to present diverse works that in some way relay graphically, or through narrative, the essence of the person being portrayed. Our mission is to bring attention to and memorialize the lives lost and tragically altered due to gun violence. Portraits have the unique ability to call out the souls and profoundly affect those who see them. We hope that this project will continue to bring some joy and peace to the families and friends of victims and, by bringing attention to the scourge of gun violence in this way, be a call to action to all who see them. We will continue with this project, expand its reach, and hopefully reach the blessed day it will no longer be needed.