At the Vita Art Center in Ventura, September 2 – 24, 2016.
Opening reception 6 pm on Friday, September 2, 2016.
Artist Talk 4 pm on 9/11.
Guns Anonymous Meeting (for anyone affected by guns) at 6:30 pm, September 14, 2016.
My work is to bring light to the our personal and national security issues. They reach us each deeply and personally. On September 14, 2016 Vita Art Center will host the first American Guns Anonymous meeting. We hope to provide a safe and secure environment where anyone affected by firearms can share their personal experiences, thoughts and feelings without open judgement or criticism.
In post-9/11, it really is different; trillions of dollars have been invested in Homeland Security and the TSA and private security, bodyguards, digital surveillance, and police cameras. Americans have also spent billions of dollars on pistols and rifles and shotguns, as well as the hospital bills and emergency units required to attend to the injuries, accidents, and homicides due to our excessive firearms supply.
We are unique in the United States. For one, we are no longer “united.” We are very unsure of ourselves in the present climate of fear. We can not fully protect ourselves from the unknown hazards, yet we do not know how to psychologically deal with the fear we all live within.