The Phantom Gallery Chicago Network has partnered with Faces Not Forgotten Saint Louis, to present the Faces Not Forgotten – Chicago. The Faces project was started by artist, Christine Ilewski. She began painting portraits of children who have died from victims of gun violence in memory of Lorenzo Rosebaugh. It is her hope that by putting a face to these victims, we can raise awareness about gun violence in the USA.
Featured Artists Who Responded to the Call for Portraits-
Alan Emerson Hicks , Alexa Lebron, Alpha Bruton, Anne Farley-Gaines , April Dill, B RA-EL ALI , Christine Ilewski-Huelsmann , Cbabi Bayoc , Cesar Conde, Diane Ponder, Derrell Monegain, George Larson , Jeanine Hill-Soldner, Jeanne Fields, Joyce Lindsey , Kathryn Gauthier, Laura Cerf Dahl, Lauren Pilot, Leidy Baldwin, Lucy Li, Melissa Allen , Melisa Halka, Nayda Aurora Cuevas, , Niaz Kausar, Nicole Laport, Ophelia Adams, Rahmaan Statik , Raymond A. Thomas, Rob Hogan , Rory T. Morgan, Rylan Thompson, Roger J. Carter, Sandra Bacon, Sarah Kaiser-Amaral, Sarah j Mueller, Sean Culver , Shazia Ilyas , Sophie de la Mar, Tina Hepworth, and Zachary Williams.
Phantom Gallery Chicago Presents the work of eight artists whose art practice responses to Social Justice Issues.
B RA-EL ALI , Cesar Conde , Christine Ilewski-Huelsmann , Everett C. Williams, Fran Joy (Evanston) , Najee Dorsey (Columbus, GA), Nicholas Conlon, Ti- Rock Moore (New Orleans)
Posting pictures is a powerful way to promote engagement, as pictures tend to garner more views, likes, shares, and comments than text alone. Join us as we present thirty-four Chicago artists who responded to the call for artists, to join our social justice movement by painting portraits of Chicago youth who have lost their lives as victims of gun violence.
FACES NOT FORGOTTEN CHICAGO
April 16th Opening Ceremonies Ringing of the Bell- Faces Not Forgotten, Brady Campaign, Purpose Over Pain, Every Town Moms Demand Action. Interviews with organizers artists, family members will be conducted by resident radio station.
ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT- partial list