Art, Advocacy, Empowerment

Saturday, April 20th, 1 to 4pm

“One Gun Gone and the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence are natural partners with a shared mission of making our cities and our state safer for youth from the threat of gun violence,” said RICAGV Executive Director, Linda Finn. “We are particularly proud of One Gun Gone’s work being recognized by RISD as it shows the wider art community and the state are listening to the voices of youth organizers who are demanding action around gun violence prevention.”

We are proud to support the One Gun Gone Project who will be creating new pieces of art for the public at the RISD Museum tomorrow, Saturday April 20th from 1-4PM. The One Gun Gone Project is an arts based organization that works with youth most at risk of being impacted by violence to create sculptures out of gun molds. The proceeds of One Gun Gone’s work goes toward funding a gun buyback program in the City of Providence.

Their exhibit “Floor Peace” and “School Days” will feature their signature gun sculptures. The audience will be able to interact with the art as a way to begin a conversation about the pressing need to address gun violence in all spaces, especially educational settings.

“Art making is part of the process we use to keep ourselves healthy and to strengthen our own humanity when dealing with the difficult issue of gun violence in the United States. In this spirit we ask you to please join us tomorrow at the RISD Museum where we will offer RISD Museum goers the opportunity to help us create two new pieces titled ‘Floor Peace’ and ‘School Days,’ said Scott Lapham, One Gun Gone founder.