1.8.11 — Artists Express The People’s Feelings.   Leave a comment

This posting was eight years ago, a little over a month after the Tucson shooting (01/08/11). Many mass shootings have continued to occur since that time. Tomorrow will be one year since the Parkland school shooting — “The name “Parkland” has become a shorthand for the tragedy that many hoped would mark the beginning of the end of school massacres.” We are not there yet, but the Parkland students have changed America’s response to mass shootings. (This reblog contains a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” which you can watch by going to the original posting.) — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Artists express people’s feelings.

Artists from around the country touch by the 1.8.11 Tucson tragedy have used their creative skills to help raise money for the victims. A call for visual artists to create a work went out from Bohemia: An Arts Emporium, in Tucson, Suzanne Hodges created “Simple Gifts.” Her work was one of over 100 pieces created by 60 artists that were auctioned off at an event coördinated by Tana Kelch, owner of Bohemia, which raised about $4,000.

Many musicians used the Internet to offer tributes to the victims. Thanks to the established fan bases of Sam Tsui, and Ahmir, a cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” has been viewed by millions of people around the globe. The last image in the video is a handmade poster that says, “Violence solves nothing.” To read more, click here.


(Image Source: Arizona Daily Star)

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Posted February 13, 2019 by kenneturner in Information

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