Wednesday, June 6th from 6 to 8 p.m.
This important and powerful portrait project founded by artist Christine Ilewski commemorates young victims of gun violence and offers support and comfort to their families. Local artists are invited to paint portraits of the victims, which are donated to the families. A digital image of the original portrait is incorporated into a quilt.
The Faces Not Forgotten: New Jersey quilt will be unveiled for the first time in this exhibition, featuring artwork by Audrey Anastasi, Lawrence Ciarallo, Linda Karlsberg, Diana Kurz, Jimmy Leslie, Jennifer Mack, Amanda McCutcheon, Eric Velasquez. Other quilts on display in this exhibition include Chicago, Houston, and Georgia.
The quilts have been exhibited in locations including the Vaughn Cultural Center, the Central Reform Congregation, the Foundry, the University of MO-STL, Blackburn College, Soulard Art Market, the Maryland Heights Community Center, The Regional Arts Center, and Christ Church Cathedral. The project has been featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch and recently on BBC news.
For more information, visit www.facesnotforgotten.com.