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Leslie Murphy: If Not For A Gun

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Memorial Portraits: Victims of Gun Violence:

[These] are a series of drawings I am creating as a way to give back to the community. I am reaching out to families who have lost loved ones to gun violence and am making portraits drawn entirely with words describing that person. Descriptions are provided by the victim’s families. The idea is to bring people together to remember those lost, and to bring humanity back into the discussion about guns. I hope to show that each individual lost to gun violence was special and worthy of true remembrance, and not just becoming another sad statistic. I am doing these pro-bono to spread love and kindness in response to the gun violence epidemic in this country. -Leslie Murphy


Major funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. The Johns Creek Arts Center would like to thank the Fulton County Board of commissioners as well as Fulton County Arts & Culture for making this exhibition possible. Many thanks to the artist, Leslie Murphy  and all of the families and friends of the victims of gun violence for helping Leslie spread love and kindness in response to this epidemic. Curator and head designer, Althea Foster; Director, Stephanie Donaldson; Web design, Kristen Lewkowitz and the entire team at the Johns Creek Arts Center for their many efforts in the coordination and administration of the exhibition.


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