The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Vision Quilt Workshop

Vision Quilt Workshop

December 1, 2016 5-8pm
A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St

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Vision Quilt is a non-profit organization based out of southern Oregon. Cathy DeForest, the leader and creator, has devoted herself to starting a dialog about gun violence. In the past decades there has been a surge in gun related incidents, such as the tragedy that took place at Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012. Vision Quilt aims to bring people together to discuss, create, and work through the complex emotions that these incidents elicit. Workshops have been held all over the country where participants are encouraged to make a panel concerning their personal views, for a virtual quilt that is hosted on the Vision Quilt website. During these workshops a safe space is provided where people with varying backgrounds and opinions are able to speak about the rising epidemic of gun violence in America. These small conversations in conjunction with the creation of the quilt panels, open up a larger, national conversation that shows us that it is possible to someday live in a world without gun violence.

A workshop will be held at A.P.E. Gallery, materials will be provided, please come with an open mind and a willingness to speak about these issues. Contact Ivy Vance at for more information about Vision Quilt or participation in the workshop.

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