Shooting Without Bullets will host a pop-up art exhibition at the A3C Action Summit in Atlanta, Georgia October 5-9. The exhibition will be located in the Auburn Avenue Research Library and will feature photographs and ready-to-wear pieces, curated exclusively for A3C. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Shooting Without Bullets will also run a workshop, "FIGHT THE POWER: photography and hip-hop performance as direct action." The workshop examines the pedagogy of Shooting Without Bullets, which employs photography and hip-hop performance as tools of direct action to combat social justice issues that affect black and brown teens.
Thurs., Oct 5th | 2:00pm - 3:30pm| Action Summit @ Auburn Ave Research Library
About A3C: A3C Festival & Conference is the preeminent hip-hop event in the US, commonly referred to as, “Hip-Hop’s family reunion.” A3C has grown from a local showcase to become one of the most important hip-hop events of the year bringing together artists, creatives and entrepreneurs in the music industry to connect, learn and create. A3C is a platform to discover the next generation of stars while honoring the legends and trailblazers of hip-hop.
About A3C Action Summit: invites activists, academics and artists to connect, discuss and address social justice challenges. The 2-day summit will host a series of panels, workshops, meetups and sessions culminating in the 3rd annual A3C Action Pitch Competition, which Shooting Without Bullets won in 2016.
Shooting Without Bullets be screening, UNDEREXPOSED, at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival.
The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival was created with the artistic vision to present and expose the work of emerging talents and established artists who are contributing to the cinematic legacy as well as celebrating urban culture. GCUFF showcases minority films, which reinforces positive images and dispels negative stereotypes. The film festival provides a forum for the work of diverse filmmakers to be viewed and discussed. In addition to its cinematic showcases, GCUFF nurtures its attendees in a variety of disciplines, offering panel discussions, workshops and symposiums.
A portion of the film festival is dedicated to Greater Cleveland area youth by showcasing films and panel discussions that allow them to learn the craft and respond to the film subject manner in a healthy, confident and empowered manner.
Shooting Without Bullets will be hosting a pop-up art exhibition at IngenuityFest2017.
IngenuityFest is often described as a festival of art and technology, where two worlds that don’t often meet can connect. That’s not a bad description, but we’re really about finding and celebrating truly passionate and engaged people using every tool at their disposal to explore and create.
Visitors to IngenuityFest see that technology becomes a natural extension of art, and artistic expression flows freely from the exploration of science, engineering, and math. We don’t simply bring two disciplines together; we highlight the creativity and innovation taking place at the edge of both worlds.
And Cleveland is a natural place for this exploration to take place. On any given weekend, this is a place where Rock music, cutting edge technology, and world class performances mix and mingle freely. Our Festival celebrates the good things that come from this sometimes odd, but always interesting combination.
This where passions collide, where expertise mix, and the unexpected is born. This is Ingenuity.
Friday, August 25th, PechaKucha Night Cleveland heads to the lakefront with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a night of inspiration and creativity under the stars!!! Weather permitting we be in the beautiful Rock and Roll Hall of Fame entrance plaza and in the event of inclement weather we will be inside the Museum!
Japanese for “the sound of conversation,” this event features a succession of 10-12 speakers, including Amanda King of Shooting Without Bullets, each sharing new ideas about topics ranging from visual art, architecture, and technology to food, film, music, photography and furniture design through a vibrant 400 second long presentation (20 slides X 20 seconds each). The rapid-fire style keeps audiences engaged while breaking down barriers between different creative communities. The goal is to expose and attract new talent and ideas and incite meaningful collaborations among presenters and audience members.
Doors will open at 7:000pm and presentations will begin at 8:45pm.
Reserve a ticket: https://peatix.com/sales/event/278174/tickets
Let's Talk About Race: Hosted in partnership with WISH Cleveland and the City of Euclid, will include a viewing and discussion of the locally produced film UNDEREXPOSED, based on the experience of Cleveland teens and the nonprofit Shooting Without Bullets.
Youth artists and the producers of UNDEREXPOSED, will be present for an inspiring and educational panel discussion followed by open conversation. Dinner and one drink ticket will be provided (ID required).
UNDEREXPOSED chronicles the lives of ten teen artists as they find solace in art making and performing as members of “Shooting Without Bullets,” Cleveland’s revolutionary youth advocacy program. This coming-of -age story illuminates the beautiful struggle in their discovery of self in the midst of extreme economic depression and stark racial segregation.
Free Screening of UNDEREXPOSED
MOCA Cleveland, in partnership with Shooting Without Bullets and UNDEREXPOSED LLC, is hosting a free screening of UNDEREXPOSED at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday, July 7 , 2017 @ 8pm.
UNDEREXPOSED chronicles the lives of ten teen artists as they find solace in art making and performing as members of Shooting Without Bullets, Cleveland’s revolutionary youth advocacy program. This coming of age story illuminates the beautiful struggle in their discovery of self in the midst of extreme economic depression and stark racial segregation.
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 3-6pm
This six-week summer workshop will introduce black and brown teens ages 14-19 to analog photography and photographic processing. Participants will engage in a multidisciplinary photography course, which includes field work, darkroom activities and a weekly survey of artists who engage in photo activism. The workshop will end with a traveling photography exhibition that will be exhibited at the Meeting of the Minds Summit October 23-25 at the Global Health Center. http://meetingoftheminds.org/events/motm2017.
Each participant will receive an analog camera, film, darkroom equipment, and a portfolio. Transportation and snacks will be provided.
Dates: July 6- August 7
Days: T, TH & F
Shooting Will be hosting a pop-up shop and polaroid photo booth at the Waterloo Arts Fest. All prints and merchandise are on sale. Stop by. Get your picture taken and buy a print.
SWB lyricists: Mixxed Rose, JB, LOS P & Truce will also be emceeing and performing on the Waterloo Arts Stage at 15605 Waterloo Rd from 12-5:50pm.
Join Shooting Without Bullets in collaboration with the Slavic Village Development, for "A Vibe In Slavic Village." The evening will include a socially-conscious rap showcase, featuring fifteen outstanding youth lyricists, a pop-up photography exhibition and community building activities.
UNDEREXPOSED brings visibility to Black youth culture in Cleveland in the wake of Black Lives Matter. UNDEREXPOSED chronicles the lives of ten teen artists as they find solace in art making and performing as members of Shooting Without Bullets, Cleveland’s revolutionary youth advocacy program. This coming of age story illuminates the beautiful struggle in their discovery of self in the midst of extreme economic depression and stark racial segregation. (17 min)
Reservations are required.
This forum will highlight multiple efforts undertaken to make systemic improvements in how police officers engage with children since the fatal police shooting of 12-year old Tamir Rice and the subsequent consent decree between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP). Ms. Thurau, of Strategies for Youth, will be joined by local leaders in law enforcement and community organizations, along with the Schubert Center Policy Director, to discuss how this work has evolved. Police training on adolescent development and implications for practice, educating youth on their encounters with police, strengthening community-police partnerships, adopting a youth-specific police policy to ensure an age-appropriate approach and the using the arts to express youth voice will be explored.
Local Panelists include: Amanda King, Mike Walker and a Cleveland Division of Police Representative.
How loud must a protest be in order to be heard?
Moderator: Nick Castele, ideastream
Damon Davis, Film Producer
Sabaah Folayan, Film Director and Producer
Amanda King, Cleveland Community Police Commission
Rhonda Williams, Ph.D, Case Western Reserve University Social Justice Institute
In 2014 an unarmed 18-year-old African-American named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. This was the final straw for black residents, caught in a decades-long struggle with an oppressive police force known for racist tendencies and excessive tactics. They unified and peacefully protested the murder, but justice never came. So what do you do when your own government is against you? As Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “A riot is the language of the unheard.” In the heat of the moment, some stores were looted and damaged. But the narrative the media spun was misleading and largely out of context. Ferguson police—and later the National Guard—stormed through neighborhoods, treating citizens inhumanely. They rode in tanks with machine guns drawn, as if they were at war. Instead of focusing on these actions and the murder of a teenager, the media was obsessed with a few incidents of vandalism. The entire terrifying episode unfolds in WHOSE STREETS?, a powerful and gut-wrenching documentary that will hit you like a ton of bricks. —E.F.
Shooting Without Bullets is proud to be a community partner for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland's Open Projector Night: Teen Edition on April 7. Come and see original short videos created by teens, including a video from Shooting Without Bullets the Youth Day of Justice/ Community Police Commission Town Hall!
Exhibition runs April 1st starting at 3-6pm and ends April 15th at 5pm. Gallery is open Tuesday-Sunday.
About the Exhibition: "Burning Frustrations"
This exhibition explores expressing frustration as a cathartic practice. Shooting Without Bullets’ oeuvre of photographs, paintings, colleagues and works on paper are sites of purification for black teens to release race-based trauma. Through a process of destruction which includes splattering ink, bleaching, staining and burning the works, they expel animus while simultaneously morphing the black body into a resilient, immortal icon, able to rise above the ashes. The black body withstands the desecration of the works which includes ripping, dragging and stapling. Shooting Without Bullets draws on religious icons, the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Panther Party, student activists, and the black family to depict a legacy of struggle and resilience in black folk in America.
Cleveland Creates is a juried exhibition of original works by ARTneo members in the Northeast Ohio region. The exhibition showcases the great talent and quality of contemporary art being created in our region, supplementing ARTneo's regular programing of regional art historical exhibitions. The exhibition features Amanda King's "94 beads."