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Trigger Warning Opening Reception
June 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Pink Dog Creative is pleased to announce the exhibition, Trigger Warning, which addresses the issue of and consequences of gun violence in the United States and specifically in Asheville and Buncombe County. Sadly, Asheville had 7 homicides in 2017, and 9 in 2016, most occurring in Asheville’s poorer neighborhoods. Asheville’s homicide total for 2018 has already eclipsed the total for all of 2017.
We each respond in our own particular way to the gun violence issue but 21 artists from Pink Dog Creative are tackling the issue in their specific creative ways with the exhibition Trigger Warning opening at the YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market St., Asheville, NC 28801 on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 5-8 with a reception, open to the public following at The Block, 39 S. Market St. on the corner of Market and Eagle Streets.
Trigger Warning will travel to multiple venues including, Habitat Brewing, 174 Broadway St. Asheville, NC 28801 with an opening reception August 3, First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church St., Asheville in September and October and at Pink Dog Creative Gallery, 348 Depot St. Asheville, NC 28801, in January through March, 2019.
In addition to the exhibitions at the various venues, several of the Pink Dog Creative artists will lead a workshop for children at the Edington Center, 133 Livingston St., Asheville, NC 28801 this summer during their summer enrichment program., enabling them to address the issue of gun violence in a creative way. Their art work will then be displayed at the Edington Center during the summer months.