Bank of the Arts Hosts Bone-Making Event!
Mitch Lewis states, "As a sculptor, I have always believed that art has the power to touch viewers on a profound emotional level and become a force for improving human rights. In response to the unspeakable genocide that is happening in Darfur, I have created a sculptural exhibition titled "Toward Greater Awareness." These works initiate a dialogue with the viewer about the physical and psychological scars left on mankind by a culture of violence and brutality. It engages viewers, and invites contemplative exploration of this troubling issue. During the Summer of 2010, I partnered with the Save Darfur Coalition (now United to End Genocide) to present this exhibit at venues around the country. I feel that this exhibition delivers two very important messages. The first is about raising awareness and ending genocide, but it also speaks to the power of art in advocating for social justice."
Now Mitch Lewis in New Bern, North Carolina is working on another project to end genocide, http://www.onemillionbones.org. In Spring of 2013, one million bones - made by artists, activists, and students - will flood our nation's capital. One Million Bones is a collaborative art installation designed to recognize the millions of victims and survivors who have been killed or displaced by ongoing genocides and mass atrocities in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Burma. Our Mission is to create a visible movement that will increase global awareness of these atrocities while raising the critical funds needed to protect and aid displaced and vulnerable survivors. For One Million Bones to realize its vision, we need people to create and donate bones for this event. Call the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts 252-638-2577 for more information.
Filmed on location at Craven Arts Council, Bank of the Arts, New Bern, North Carolina by http://www.lisabisbee.com