"The Newtown Project" is a non commercial, not for profit effort by the Charles Krause/Reporting Fine Art gallery to provide a mechanism for artists to express their views and take a leadership role in the effort to secure "meaningful and effective" gun control laws in the United States.
Last December, shortly after the Newtown CT murders, the gallery issued an "open call" for artists to submit work "honoring" the Newtown students and teachers who were killed and/or work directly related to passage of new gun control laws.
Of the more than 140 works of art submitted, 38 were selected for The Newtown Project's first exhibit, "A CALL to ARMS!" which opened at CK/Reporting Fine Art on Jan. 20, 2013.
An expanded exhibit, titled ART TARGETS>GUNS, is now on display at Washington's First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G Street NW, through May 20, 2013.
Prominently displayed on the front-page of its Style section, The Washington Post's review says “a disturbing irony is that much of this art works because images of guns and bullets are as commonplace as those of flowers and stars.” READ THE REVIEW In her report, NBC News anchor Wendy Rieger calls the exhibit “piercing.” SEE THE NBC Report And the NRA fires back with “Liberals Use Artists to Spread Propaganda Against the NRA,”