Enough; A Community Action Against Gun Violence
Saturday, Jun 25, 2022
11:00am – 3:00pm
ENOUGH Comes to The Art Center Highland Park, Saturday, June 25
Speakers: 12 PM – 1 PM
Interactive Art: 11 AM – 3 PM
Over thirty thousand children have lost their lives to gun violence since the Sandy Hook massacre. Enough is enough.
Continuing TAC’s deep commitment to social impact, artist Jacqueline von Edelberg brings her interactive public art installation “Enough” to The Art Center campus, 1957 Sheridan Road, in Highland Park, as part of their Arts in Action initiative.
‘Enough’ features some 30 thousand strips of orange fabric, representing all the children across America who have been shot to death since Sandy Hook.
In 2013, Hadiya Pendleton marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. Just one week later, she was shot to death on a Chicago playground. Hadiya’s friends commemorated her life by wearing orange, the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others.
“Thoughts and prayers are not enough. The best way to honor victims is to demand our Representatives pass sane gun control laws.” Says von Edelberg.
“Jacqueline is an integral part of our ‘Arts in Action’ initiative, a program specifically created to allow The Art Center to live up to Toni Morisson’s call to action, “This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal,” says Executive Director James M Lynch.
The installation will host an interactive public art event on Saturday, June 25, beginning at 11 AM. Activities include chalking, message writing, and reading the names of the victims of the Texas massacre.
Jacqueline von Edelberg is an artist, activist, social entrepreneur, and unapologetic ‘nasty woman.’ With two decades of applying creative thinking to seemingly intractable real-world challenges, Jacqueline is globally recognized for her public art on progressive issues. She recently decorated the TAC Limo Cow to draw attention to reproductive rights and Ukrainian refugees. Last winter, her Atlanta interactive art installation VoteTree helped change the course of history. She is passionate about building coalitions, glittery movements, and digital platforms that drive civic engagement and create systemic change.
Event CategorySpecial Events
Event LocationThe Art Center Highland Park
1957 Sheridan Rd
Highland Park, IL, 60035