Art Exhibition: December 1- 30, 2017
Opening Reception: December 1st , 5:00-9:00pm
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
" Souls Shot" exhibit is made possible by our Community Sponsor: CeaseFirePA,
CeaseFirePA is a statewide organization working with mayors, police chiefs, faith leaders, community organizations, and individual Pennsylvanians to take a stand against gun violence. Through outreach, education, coalition building, and advocacy, we work to reduce gun violence and gun tragedies in our communities, stop the flow of illegal guns onto our streets, and keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them.for more information and to donate please go to: http://www.ceasefirepa.org/