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“We Need Education Not Violence” Mural Dedication
September 8, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Please join us for a community discussion on gun violence and the mural dedication of “We Need Education Not Violence”. The event will include remarks by the Very Rev. Gail Greenwell, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, ArtWorks CEO & Artistic Director Tamara Harkavy, city and community leaders. Event is free and open to the public.
Join by the conversation by using #BulletFree513.
If you cannot make this event, but would like to contribute to this conversation about gun violence, please email Sarah Hartwig (email@example.com) for a #BulletFree513 yard sign.
Many thanks to Holthaus Lackner Signs for providing the yard signs.
More about this mural project and artists:
On June 30, Christ Church Cathedral, working in partnership with ArtWorks, unveiled a mural designed to capture the attention of the city and its citizens. It is intended to promote conversations on how we as a society can move forward peacefully in creating a safer world in which to live. The mural was created by artists ICY and SOT.
“Education is the key to breaking the cycle of violence and the pencils in our design stand as a powerful metaphor for this.” -ICY and SOT
ICY and SOT are originally from Tabriz, Iran, and now reside in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2006, the two brothers have contributed to Iranian and international urban art culture through their striking stencil work depicting human rights, ecological justice, social and political issues. Their work appears on walls and galleries throughout Iran, the United States, Germany, China, Norway, and now, in Cincinnati. They transcend their histories of artistic and political censorship by using public art to envision a world freed from borders, war and gun violence.
This project would not have been possible without generous support from Christ Church Cathedral.