Windows of Understanding: "Flight to Fears"
The New Brunswick Middle School has participated in this event for the last 3 years. Each year we select a social justice cause and create an art installation for a window in a storefront in New Brunswick.
This year we are showing awareness to Gun Violence. Our artwork will be featured at The Hungarian Foundation 300 Somerset Street.
Art Club Artist statement:
Gun violence has affected millions in the past few years. Unfortunately most gun violence activity is school shootings. This has put our nation in fear. To name a few examples of school shootings that has spread fear in the hearts of families and students, The Sandy Hook elementary school shooting on Dec. 14, 2012 where 27 students and staff tragically died, Columbine High School, where 17 died and 24 injured, Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 died and 17 injured, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, with 33 deaths and 27 injured. In our art installation we wanted to show awareness to these innocent souls who lost their lives and in hopes no more lives are lost to Gun Violence.
Event Times and Locations:
- Monday, January 20th: Special MLK Day Community Lunch Hosted by Elijah’s Promise @
Harvest Moon, 392 George Street from 12 – 2 pm. link to purchase tickets.
- Tuesday, January 21st: Invitation ONLY Opening Reception @ the American Hungarian
Foundation, 300 Somerset Street from 4 – 6 pm.
- Saturday, February 22nd: Taco, Mural & Window Tour with the Esperanza Neighborhood Coalition. Tours: 1:30 and 3:30 pm. Tour departs from La Placita Restaurant, 114 French Street.
- Thursday, February 27th: Closing Reception at the Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton
Street from 4 – 6pm. Please RSVP if you are available to attend.
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Visual Arts Educator
New Brunswick Middle School