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Date & Time Details: Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Location: Cranaleith Spiritual Center

Address: 13475 Proctor Road, Philadelphia, PA, USA


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An Evening on Nonviolence (onsite)

Pamela Flynn and Patricia Griffin

February 28, 2023

This evening event is a combination of art exhibit and presentation offering a perspective on gun violence in our society.

Mixed-media artist Pamela Flynn will share her “Considering Harm” collection.  This traveling art exhibit brings awareness to the issue of gun violence and the effects this kind of violence has on our communities and society.  These mixed-media pieces have been exhibited in NYC, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Philadelphia.  During this event, Pam will discuss the collection.

Patricia Griffin’s presentation will focus on a public health approach to community safety and community well-being, including “The Philadelphia Roadmap to Safer Communities,” a 5-year gun violence reduction plan.

The gallery will open at 5:30 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception.  At 6 p.m. Pam and Patricia will make their presentations and there will be time for Q&A.

Note: the art exhibit, “Considering Harm,” will continue to be available for viewing at Cranaleith March 1st-15th by appointment.  Please call 215-934-6206 to schedule your visit.

Artistic Statement

Considering Harm is a traveling art exhibit that brings awareness to the issue of gun violence in our communities.  Considering Harm is a collection of mixed media pieces that are contemplative works on gun violence.  Each work is exhibited with a small plaque under it with text that refers to an incident involving gun violence from the area where the project is being exhibited.  This exhibit forces the viewer to consider harm.

The images in Considering Harm are meant to pull the viewer in.  The written words are meant to snap the viewer back to reality.  The combined impact of the image and text creates an atmosphere of contemplative tension.

This project is a work in progress because it changes with every city or town where it is exhibited. The incidents change. The viewers change.  The viewers make the exhibit have relevance, the viewers make the exhibit be about community-the viewer’s community. Art comes alive when viewed and that is what truly happens when this exhibit is viewed.

This project presents facts and images allowing the viewer to examine his/her position and not reflect on the artist’s position. When viewing this work, the art maker dissolves and the viewer makes the image come alive.

The project has been exhibited in NYC, Philadelphia, PA, Frederick, MD, Alexandria, VA, Orange, NJ, Trenton, NJ, Camden, NJ and Jersey City, NJ.


Pamela Flynn
Pamela Flynn is a mixed media artist.  Her work is founded in social/cultural issues.  Flynn holds an MFA from New Jersey City University and is a Professor of Art and the Fine Arts Coordinator at Holy Family University, Philadelphia. She is an exhibiting artist of the Ceres Gallery, NYC and…
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Patricia Griffin
Patricia Griffin, PhD is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Holy Family University and Senior International Research Consultant for the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Region of East Africa.  Prior to joining HFU, she held administrative appointments and lecturer positions at Saint Joseph’s University, Boston College, and Cabrini…
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