Pam Flynn, Professor of Art and Coordinator of Fine Arts, will present mixed media original works during an art exhibit titled Considering Harm at the Orange Public Library on Tuesday, June 14 from 5:30 pm – 7 pm. Considering Harm examines the realities of gun violence in the community.
The event is part of NeighborWorks Week 2016, with organizations such as HANDS, ValleyArts, University of Orange, Not Orange, the Orange Public Library and the City of Orange Township participating in the weeklong slate of events.
"Considering Harm in Orange, NJ, has brought a strong reaction from the Orange community,” Flynn said. “The opening on June 2 brought meaningful conversation about gun violence in the Orange community. Conversation is the first step to change, and after this weekend and the Orlando shootings, sensible change will be our first step to safer communities in America."
According to Tap into West Orange, “The mixed-media original works of art by Pamela Flynn are paired with text about incidents of gun violence in the Orange, NJ area—together creating tension forcing the viewer to consider harm. Considering Harm is traveling through major US cities. Each time Considering Harm is exhibited, it is tailored to fit the particular location; drawing attention to the harm gun violence brings to local individuals and communities. The work has been exhibited in New York City, Philadelphia, Frederick, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia.”