More than 30,000 people are killed with guns each year in our country. Americans are 25 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than people in other developed countries. Firearms are the second leading cause of death for American children and teens.
Gun violence is an epidemic and a public health crisis, yet as a country we cannot agree on any solutions. As we debate, more guns are made, sold and used, and people continue to perish. The emotional toll on our society is strong and finds its way into the works of artists trying to grapple with the issues surrounding gun violence. Trigger Warning will feature art works from artists within the United States that tackle the complex relationship America has with its guns and the destruction left in its wake.
Artists Include: Marlene Boas, Kirsten Ervin, Jonathan Frey, Lisa Haabestad, Rob Ivanisin, Betsy Kellas, Karen Krieger, Glenn LaVertu, Mary B Mason, Isaac Pleta, Sarah Simmons, Joan Sonnenfeld, Scott Tammaro, Gwen Waight, and Katie Winter
Upon reopening, Sweetwater Gallery will implement the following Covid-19 safety plan to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of gallery guests and staff.
1. Visitors are limited to 8 guests at a time to ensure a social distancing minimum of 6 feet.
2. All visitors and staff are required to wear masks or face coverings.
3. Hand sanitizer is in the lobby and at our northwest entrance. Guests are encouraged to sanitize their hands prior to entering the gallery.
4. Please enter and exit the gallery through the northwest staircase if there is a class in the community room. If the community room is not in use, please enter the gallery through the community room southeast staircase and exit through the northwest staircase.
5. Please dispose of your exhibition brochures after use.
6. Please be respectful of others to ensure all may view our exhibitions safely.
7. Please follow all of Sweetwater Center for the Art’s Safety procedures while in our building.