Exhibit – 'A Memorial for Past and Potential Gun Victims'
"A Memorial for Past and Potential Gun Victims" is an installation by Snowflakes, a Tucson-based art-action addressing what it feels like the inevitability of gun violence. Project organizers Martin Krafft and Elena Makansi seek to convey some sense of the human cost of that violence, particularly an awareness of the toll that gun violence has exacted on the Tucson and UA communities. Krafft and Makansi are Master of Fine Arts students studying studio art at the University of Arizona and founding members of Snowflakes.
The interactive exhibition will invite participants to trace the faces of past gun victims whose friends and families have submitted photographs to be included in the memorial. Participants will also be asked to consider themselves as potential victims of gun violence by tracing their own faces. The project is a continuation of the interactive vigil "Who Will Be Next? A Memorial for Victims of the Next Mass Shooting," from spring 2018, which was the result of a collaboration between Snowflakes, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America – Tucson, and March for Our Lives – Tucson, with support from Pima Friends Meeting.
A reception for the exhibit is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. on Sept. 11.