Walls of Demand:
Marking the Parkland Anniversary with Art Exhibit
ON VIEW: February 8 – March 15, 2019
As the first anniversary of the Parkland, Florida shooting approaches, the student-led anti-gun violence group MoCo4Change will unveil a commemorative art exhibit at Washington, D.C.’s Center for Contemporary Political Art (916 G Street). The “Walls of Demand” exhibition will feature artworks from Manny Oliver – the father of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) shooting victim Joaquin “Guac” Oliver – as well as pieces from Montgomery County students and artist Margi Weir.
Ever since the Parkland shooting, and MSD students’ founding of the March for Our Lives movement, MoCo4Change has spearheaded sensible gun reform and social justice advocacy political actions in the Washington, D.C. area including rallies, marches, walk-outs and sit-ins. Oliver will contribute to the exhibit a poignant sculpture and an 8’x16’ pro-gun reform mural that was previously displayed outside the United States Capitol and the headquarters of the National Rifle Association.
This exhibit will run from February 8th through March 15th.
There will be two events:February 8th from 6:30-8 pm
Opening and Artist Talk with Margi Weir February 12th from 5:30 to 8 pm
Special Program–we will hear from Manny and Patricia Oliver as well elected officials, and student activists to honor the victims of gun violence. Manny will discuss his art and how it has, and will continue to inspire action.
To inspire needed social and political change through the power of art.“Queens” from Shatter” by Jean Marie Guyaux, 2012
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