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Tue Apr 9, 2013, 10:24 AM

 

Art Exhibit of School Bus Riddled With Bullets Going on Display Near NRA Headquarters

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On Monday, April 8, less than three miles from the home of the National Rifle Association, a yellow school bus riddled with more than 6,000 rounds will go on display.

The piece is part of a larger art installation called "The Newtown Project: Art Targets Guns," opening this weekend at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Northwest D.C. "The Incident," as the school bus piece is called, will then move to George Mason University's main campus in Fairfax, Va., less than three miles from NRA headquarters. Rounds were shot at the school bus from assault rifles, shot-guns and semi-automatic weapons.

The display comes some four months after a mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. that killed 20 children and seven adults, plus the shooter. Sid Fowler, the pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ, says the community spent many hours discussing whether to exhibit the bus outside the church where children could see it. Eventually, the church decided to show it in an alley nearby instead.

"We had mixed feelings because we knew the power of it... not everyone was of the same mind and some didn't want us to show it at all. We don't want to be exploitative," he said. But reading the account of a six-year-old boy who died after being hit by 11 bullets in Newtown changed Fowler's mind.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 10:46 AM

1. How is this connected to the NRA?NT

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 11:08 AM

2. "We don't want to be exploitative"



ETA

Mitic's other work.




"Quick, does anybody know an artist with a gun?"

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Response to rrneck (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 11:18 AM

3. Context is important

 

"But reading the account of a six-year-old boy who died after being hit by 11 bullets in Newtown changed Fowler's mind."

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Response to SecularMotion (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 11:22 AM

4. Uh-Huh

Quick, shoot up a school bus and park it as close to NRA headquarters as possible before interest in those dead kids gets replaced by Lindsey Lohan's colonoscopy.

Context is important.


Yup.


ETA

In terms of quality, this piece falls at around this level:

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Response to rrneck (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 11:24 AM

5. Lindsey Lohan's colonoscopy

 

Could have gone my whole life......

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Response to Trunk Monkey (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 9, 2013, 11:26 AM

6. Hey, tunnel vision is tunnel vision... nt

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