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Hands Up, Don't Shoot — Artists Respond Show Opens

Oct 17, 2014
Alan Johnson, Black and Blue
Provided by the Artists Respond Show

The area-wide art show "Hands Up, Don’t Shoot — Artists Respond" opens this weekend.  The show was conceived by Salon 53 owner Freida L. Wheaton and will feature national and local artists’ responses to the shooting death of Michael Brown and subsequent protests in Ferguson. 

“All art galleries, especially ones located on universities, have a responsibility to address topical issues that are going to be important to their community and their students,” said Gallery 210 Director Terry Suhre, 61. He chose photography for display at the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Gallery FAB.

Solomon and Pat Thurman
Nancy Fowler | St. Louis Beacon | 2013

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: When Pat Thurman closed the door on her career as executive vice president with MasterCard, she and her artist husband opened the door on another: art gallery ownership. Much more than a business, 10th Street Art Gallery, 419 N. 10th St., was also a calling in its focus on the work of African-America artists including co-owner Solomon Thurman.

Erin Williams

If it’s a true statement that art imitates life, then Manuel Hughes is living proof of that.