Gallery 901 exhibits strive to increase awareness around pressing social issues to a diverse audience. We present exhibits of community artists and groups which celebrate the affirmative impact of the creative process, and which encourage positive social change. The artists, groups, and organizations highlight healing or transformational components to their artwork. Gallery 901 is an inclusive gallery that often welcomes audiences who may not frequent art spaces.
Dolls4Peace Memorial & Art Action
Chicago, June 2020: Gun violence still plagues our neighborhoods. On June 21, 2020, 104 people were shot and 14 died on this Father’s day weekend. Among the deaths were two teenagers and a three year old boy. This past weekend another 63 people were shot including a 1-year-old and 10-year old who were killed.
As an act of creative resistance and in the spirit of grassroots memorials, The heART Project aims to bring awareness, raise consciousness and support peaceful communities through community arts and therapeutic art making. The heART Project will host healing spaces and exhibit the Dolls4Peace Memorial across Chicago in remembrance and as an art action and creative resistance to violence and trauma.
Over 55 Chicago Public Schools and social service organizations have participated.
Facilitated by Rochele Royster.