Organized by Susanne Slavick
2/13/2015 - 4/26/2015
Gallery Crawl: April 24, 2015
Unloaded is a group show organized by Susanne Slavick that explores historical and social issues surrounding the availability, use and impact of guns in our culture.
Artists to date include:Lauren F Adams, Nina Berman, Joshua Bienko, Casey Li Brander,Anthony Cervino, Mel Chin, Cathy Colman, Dadpranks (Lauren Goshinski,Kate Hansen, Isla Hansen, Elina Malkin, Nina Sarnelle and Laura A. Warman), James Duesing, Jessica Fenlon, Vanessa German, Jinshan,Andrew Ellis Johnson, Jennifer Nagle Myers, Adrian Piper, Don Porcella, Susanne Slavick, Renee Stout, and Stephanie Syjuco.
Press release: Unloaded
Facebook event: Unloaded
Community page: Unloaded
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015 AT NOON: PITT VIOLENCE PREVENTION INITIATIVE
The Violence Prevention Initiative at University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Health Equity presents findings from its violence prevention work in Pittsburgh, including their projects: GRIPS (Gunshot Reoccurring Injury Prevention Services), a hospital-based trauma intervention, and the Homicide Review, a publication in its fourth year.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 3:30-6PM
Performance by Vanessa German
Screening of Chris Ivey’s In Unlivable Times from East of Liberty
Screening of MGR Youth Empowerment Videos: Art Activism’s Peace March through Homewood, MGR’s Gun Violence Music Videos, and Studio J’s We Dance for Peace with dancers from CAPA (Summer Dreamers Academy, MGR Youth Empowerment, Art Activism)
Curator’s tour of the show.
FRIDAY, APRIL 17, NOON – 5PM
Emerging Veterans Art Movement: Survival is Political:
A creative workshop hosted by veterans from the emerging Veterans Artist Movement who are also participating in the Open Engagement: Place and Revolution conference being hosted at Carnegie Mellon University April 17-19.
What role do veterans’ creative practices have in building a movement to survive and transform American militarism? The emerging Veteran Artists Movement is not an organization or project but a decentralized collection of veterans committed to using creative practices to transform themselves and a society rooted in militarism and dehumanization.
You are invited to explore this question with veterans from the emerging Veteran Artists Movement while participating in an open studio and workshop that will include combat paper making, creative writing, and printing to explore what role veterans’ creative practices have in building a movement to survive and transform American militarism.
FRIDAY, APRIL 24: PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST GALLERY CRAWL 5:30-9:30PM
7:00 Performance by Vanessa German
#CHALKEDunarmed, a performance action by students from MGR Youth Empowerment. #CHALKEDunarmed uses chalk outlines typical of crime scenes to commemorate and call attention to deaths of unarmed black men who have been killed by police.
Music with DJ SMI