THE BELOVED EXPERIENCE
The Beloved Experience: Art Exhibit
The Beloved Experience: Art Exhibit was a small/medium-scale exhibit showcasing commissioned art that centered the stories, solutions and creativity of those who are directly impacted. Selected artists will highlight the 4 main themes of the Beloved Gun Violence Awareness Campaign outlined below:
The Problem: Scale and impact of the epidemic of gun violence
The History: Identify and bring awareness to the Systemic Issues & Historical Reference Points that created the conditions for “survival mode” and increased community violence
The Solutions: Framing gun Violence as a public health issue and elevating the Prescription that is Community Brilliance, Care & Innovation
The Beloved Community: Radical Dream/ Vision for the Beloved Community that is free of systemic racism and gun violence
The final exhibit consisted of: 20-25 commissioned “ready to hang” pieces i.e. painting, collage, photography.
Beloved Exhibit Resource Center:
In addition to the Art Exhibit, Beloved hosted resources via Beloved Bus to provide a resource center and programming site for information sharing/lecture etc. related to addressing gun violence at the community level.