“Guns in America” Art Exhibit Comes to St. Louis at RAC

November 2, 2018

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St. Louis Voices Featured in Live Mural Telling Many Sides of Gun Debate

WHAT: The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC) is hosting “Guns in America,” a live mural by TIME Magazine and internationally known artist, JR, which explores wide-ranging viewpoints surrounding the gun debate. St. Louis is one of six select U.S. cities hosting this traveling exhibition. Of the 245 images displayed, several local St. Louisans are included: Mayor Lyda Krewson, St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden, Lezley McSpadden, and others. The mural gives face to the full and complex spectrum of views on guns in America.

WHY: As the debate about gun violence intensifies, global, social activist artist, JR, and TIME Magazine hope the live mural will help us think differently about guns in America. The collaboration hopes to use the artwork as a tool for gathering communities and creating meaningful dialogue.

WHEN: Monday, November 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  (One night only.) The exhibition is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

WHERE: Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis at 6128 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112.

WHO: St. Louis residents, artists, social activists, and public officials are expected to attend this free and public event.

MORE: Visit TIME’s website to learn more: http://time.com/5433987/guns-common-ground/

MORE: About JR: https://www.jr-art.net/jr

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