Unloaded

Organized by Susanne Slavick

2/13/2015 - 4/26/2015

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 AdamsNina BermanJoshua BienkoCasey Li Brander,Anthony CervinoMel Chin, Cathy Colman, Dadpranks (Lauren Goshinski,Kate Hansen, Isla Hansen, Elina Malkin, Nina Sarnelle and Laura A. Warman), James DuesingJessica FenlonVanessa German, Jinshan,Andrew Ellis JohnsonJennifer Nagle Myers, Adrian Piper, Don Porcella, Susanne Slavick, Renee Stout, and Stephanie Syjuco.

Press release: Unloaded

Facebook event: Unloaded

Community page: Unloaded

EVENTS:

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.

http://www.healthequity.pitt.edu/violence-prevention

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 3:30-6PM

DISARMING/EMPOWERING words/images

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