As you know the book published last week and has already begun to receive lots of media attention on TIME.com, Salon.com and an upcoming piece on CNN.com. More is on its way soon..
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Can you help? "Guns in the Hands of Artists" book launches TODAY and is featured on TIME.com TODAY
As you know, in 2014 I worked with the New Orleans Police Department and thirty artists to stage Guns in the Hands of Artists at my gallery in New Orleans. Since then, the exhibition has traveled the country, appearing at the Aspen Ideas Festival, at Washington University in St. Louis, Art Basel Miami Beach, Minneapolis, and most recently in Washington D.C. at New America and the Rotunda of the Russell Senate Office Building. Along the way we have heard hundreds of stories and discovered new perspectives. These insights from artists, politicians, and thinkers have been gathered in a beautiful hard-cover book that launches today, November 1st , on Inkshares and Amazon.
Guns in the Hands of Artists, a 224-page book featuring artworks from the exhibition paired with a collection of essays on guns and gun violence by thought leaders including: Walter Isaacson, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-V.A.), former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) and Capt. Mark Kelly (Ret.), MSNBC’s Trymaine Lee, the rapper Lupe Fiasco, Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu, and others. The book is published by Inkshares, a crowd-funding publishing platform, and is available at Amazon, Inkshares, Barnes & Noble and available in bookstores November 1. A portion of proceeds from sales of the book will benefit Americans for Responsible Solutions and Guns in the Hands of Artists Foundation.
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It is with great pleasure that I am happy to announce that after almost two years in production the Guns In The Hands of Artists book is at the printer and will be in bookstores on November 1st and you should receive your books soon thereafter when Inkshares sends them directly to you.
I have spent the last three months designing, laying out and editing the book with Girl Friday Productions (Seattle) and am so pleased with how it turned out. The book has 224 pages and is just beautiful. We are already getting lots of interest from the media and begin promotional efforts on September 20th with a book launch panel discussion in Washington DC at the New America Foundation 4-5 pm EST.
The panel will be available to the public via livestream at www.newamerica.org
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE...THE WAIT WILL BE WORTH IT!!!!
Below is more information on the DC showings of the exhibition. Onward to Change!
Artists Turn Guns from the Streets of New Orleans into Works of Art in Exhibition at New America
Exhibition Opens with Panel and Book Launch Featuring Artists and Contributors
WASHINGTON, D.C. — D.C.-based nonpartisan think tank and civic enterprise New America, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, and Guns in the Hands of Artists Foundation announce a special public presentation of the widely acclaimed traveling exhibition Guns in the Hands of Artists at New America’s headquarters (740 15th Street NW, Suite 900), just steps from the White House, from September 19- October 7, 2016. With the support of the City of New Orleans, this iteration of the exhibition features thirty nationally known artists who have used over 180 decommissioned guns from the streets of New Orleans to create original works of art addressing the issue of guns and gun violence in our society. This exhibition has traveled the country, appearing at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Washington University in St. Louis, Art Basel Miami Beach and most recently Minneapolis.
To coincide with the exhibition traveling to Washington, D.C., Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-V.A.) has sponsored a complimentary exhibition of Guns in the Hands of Artists in the Rotunda of the Russel Senate Office Building from October 3-7 2016.
On Tuesday, September 20 at 4:00 p.m. New America will host an invitation-only reception and panel discussion featuring conversation with artist and organizer Jonathan Ferrara, MSNBC reporter and New America fellow Trymaine Lee, New Orleans City Councilwoman and Aspen Fellow Latoya Cantrell and others. The panel will be available to the public via livestream at www.newamerica.org.
"I am pleased to welcome this wonderful art exhibit to New America’s D.C. office. Jonathan and Brian’s thought-provoking work brings a new dimension to the public conversation around gun violence, and I am so proud to host it here. New America is an organization dedicated to American renewal, in which art plays an important, and often underappreciated, part. We welcome the public to view the installation in our beautiful office space.”
-Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America
The exhibition coincides with the release of Guns in the Hands of Artists, a 224-page book featuring artworks from the exhibition paired with a collection of essays on guns and gun violence by thought leaders including: Walter Isaacson, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-V.A.), curator Dan Cameron, former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Ariz.) and Capt. Mark Kelly (Ret.), New York Times columnist Joe Nocera, Maria Cuomo Cole, New Orleans’ Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu, and others. The book is published by Inkshares, a crowd-funding publishing platform, and is available for pre-order at Inkshares and Amazon and available in bookstores November 1. A portion of proceeds from sales of the book will benefit Americans for Responsible Solutions and Guns in the Hands of Artists Foundation.
“In his new book, Ferrara brings a hauntingly beautiful new perspective to the national conversation about gun violence in America and how we understand it. This smart collection of brilliant artists and voices reimagines the devastating violence that cuts through the fabric of society, while paying homage to the hope that drives those of us in this movement every day. Guns in the Hands of Artists is required reading for anyone looking to shift the American gun violence discussion from one rooted in debate, to one striving for solutions.”
-Dan Gross, President, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
The general public is invited to visit the exhibition from September 20 to October 7 at New America (740 15th Street NW, Suite 900) Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., please call 202-986-2700 for the latest information about viewing dates and times.