The Souls Shot Portrait Project exhibition will open with a reception at the Markeim Arts Center, 104 Walnut Street (corner of Walnut and Lincoln), Haddonfield, on Friday, Jan. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring portraits of victims of gun violence.
The event is free and open to the public with refreshments and a program including remarks from Souls Shot Portrait Project founder Laura Madeleine, Carla Reyes-Miller, whose son Kevin Wayne Miller is memorialized in a portrait, by Eoin Kinnarney; and Charlene Hoverter, an Everytown for Gun Safety Fellow and NJ Survivor Lead for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Her sister Diane Mokos Kriz is also featured in the exhibition represented in a portrait by Loren Dann. To assist in planning for this free event please RSVP Markheim Arts Center: (856) 795-6336, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Souls Shot Portrait Project will be on view at the Markeim Arts Center from Jan. 6, through Jan. 30, 2023. As gallery hours vary, please call 856 – 795- 6336 to schedule a visit.
Souls Shot Portrait Project pairs fine artists with families and friends of victims of gun violence. The artists create portraits using diverse approaches and emphasize the individuality and uniqueness of the victims portrayed. These portraits are presented in exhibitions that travel to various host venues for one year or more.
The exhibition at Markheim Arts Center, representing victims from New Jersey and neighboring states, is a truly moving tribute and a call to action; a call to work towards ending the epidemic of gun violence. The exhibition is a truly powerful experience.