By Cherri Gregg

By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Holy Family University professor is opening a new art exhibit that protests gun violence in Philadelphia.

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The traveling exhibit titled “Considering Harm” tackles the tough issue of how gun violence can ravage a community.

“People become numbers. Many times in the news reports, there’s no name,” says artist and professor Pamela Flynn.

(Pamela Flynn Credit: Cherri Gregg)

(Pamela Flynn Credit: Cherri Gregg)


She says she created 29 images over the course of two years. The pieces include photographs, etchings and other forms of artistic expression.

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“They are not pieces that memorialize people who are killed; they are pieces that are very confrontational. They have guns in them. Some of them you are actually looking down at a barrel of a gun. And then under each piece, there’s an incident involving a gun. And for this exhibit all of the incidents are from Philadelphia,” Flynn explains.

(Gun aiming at playground Credit: Cherri Gregg)

(Gun aiming at playground Credit: Cherri Gregg)


One piece shows a gun pointed at a playground.

The exhibit opens Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Seed on Diamond Gallery on Diamond Street.

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