Saturday, Jun 25, 2022 1 – 3 pm

1957 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park, IL 60035

Over thirty thousand children have lost their lives to gun violence since Sandy Hook and the number continues to grow. Isn’t it time to say ‘Enough’?

Artist Jacqueline von Edelberg brings her interactive public art installation “Enough” to The Art Center campus, 1957 Sheridan Road, in Highland Park, as part of their Arts in Action initiative, allowing TAC to respond to events going on in the world around us.

‘Enough’ contains over 30 thousand strips of orange fabric, representing some of the children across America who have been shot to death since Sandy Hook. “Thoughts and prayers are not enough. The best way to honor victims is to demand our Representatives pass sane gun control laws.” Says von Edelberg.

“Jacqueline is an integral part of our ‘Arts in Action’ initiative, a program specifically created to allow The Art Center to live up to Toni Morisson’s call to action, “This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal", says Executive Director James M Lynch.

The installation will host a live ‘calling out their names’ event on Saturday, June 25, beginning at 1 PM. Anyone from the community who is interested in saving future lives is welcome to attend.

Jacqueline von Edelberg is an artist, activist, social entrepreneur, and unapologetic ‘nasty woman.’ With two decades of applying creative thinking to seemingly intractable real-world challenges, Jacqueline is globally recognized for her public art on progressive issues. She recently decorated the TAC Limo Cow to draw attention to reproductive rights and Ukrainian refugees. Last winter, her Atlanta interactive art installation VoteTree helped change the course of history. She is passionate about building coalitions, glittery movements, and digital platforms that drive civic engagement and create systemic change.

For more information: https://theartcenterhp.org/contemporary-art-exhibitions/

Image: Installation of 'Enough' by Jacqueline von Edelberg on the U.S. Capitol Lawn with March For Our Lives in support of universal background checks. Photo credit: Kevin Fogarty.