By John McDevitt
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An art show spotlighting Philadelphia homicides is one of the more than 150 events at the Fringe Arts festival currently underway at various venues in the area.
The art installation is free. It’s called “one year.” There are 331 wire sculptures or vessels that look like baskets and vases representing the 331 murders last year in Philadelphia.
A number of community members help to make them, including school children and members of the violence prevention group “Mothers in Charge.”
Five artists led the project. Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a member of MamaCITA, a woman’s Cooperative in the Arts.
“People who were making the vessels, we encouraged them to think about a particular person that they loved or that lost when they were making their particular vessel,” McLaughlin explained.
There will be original music performances and poetry reading on select days.
The show, which is free, takes place at The Sanctuary at The Rotunda near 40th and Walnut Streets.
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