As part of a new program designed to provide opportunities to support positive change in the community, we have released a Call for Entries on CaFE for a juried exhibition in October. Full details on our first themed exhibition, “One Gun Gone: Thoughts and Prayers are not Enough” can be found on CaFE at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5611 (see the discount code info below.) This exhibition is produced in partnership with “One Gun Gone” http://www.onegungone.com with the profits from the collaboration going to fund a gun buyback program sanctioned by the Rhode Island State Police.
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This call is a chance to use your camera to effect positive change, right here, right now. Entered Photographs should address gun violence in some fashion, issues of loss or issues of hope, how you address the topic is up to you. This call offers you a chance to bring your photo skills to bear on the problem and provides the opportunity to do something tangible to address gun violence – something more than just ranting about it on Facebook.
As an additional opportunity to effect a positive change, we have partnered with One Gun Gone to produce a special edition Candle Gun Sculpture available separately on our website at https://www.riphotocenter.org/support-one-gun-gone/ Purchase of one sculpture fully funds the buyback of one handgun, but is not required to enter the Call. While you may want to experiment with the sculpture in your photographs, we hope you will explore your community for images that reflect on gun violence today. Put your creative and photographic skills to work and enter three images (or more) to support the community service project “One Gun Gone” founded by Rhode Island photographer and educator Scott Lapham. https://networksrhodeisland.org/scott-lapham/?list=1427
The exhibition will be juried by Boris Bally, a nationally recognized artist, sculptor and activist who’s current work addresses gun violence in America. Boris is the organizer behind the traveling exhibition and book “Imagine Peace Now” http://imaginepeacenow.org/ Through his practice Boris repurposes disabled handguns into functional sculptures to redirect the conversation surrounding gun violence in America.
Boris Bally is a Swiss-trained metalsmith/designer working in Providence, RI where he maintains his small studio business, Bally Humanufactured, LLC. http://borisbally.com His work is widely exhibited and collected and is included in the collections of London’s V&A Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Art & Design New York, Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburgh, Brooklyn Museum, Luce Foundation Center, Renwick Gallery and Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. https://networksrhodeisland.org/boris-bally/?list=1373
If you have a sense that Thoughts and Prayers are not enough. If you are interested in actions not words – this is the show for you.
Purchase the Candle Gun Sculpture or enter 3 images in our call for entries and help take unwanted guns off our streets.
RI Center for Photographic Arts
118 North Main Street 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02903