In The Press: Carrie Mae Weems in Syracuse.com

January 25, 2011

In a new campaign against gun violence, MFA Art Practice Department faculty member Carrie Mae Weems has created a new billboard project which has been covered by Syracuse.com.

There are currently two electric billboards already running Weems’ campaign, with printed street signs to follow. Text on the posters include statements like, “A man does not become a man by killing another man,” and are a response to the increasing gun violence in Syracuse, NY. Reporter Dick Case also explains that this is part of a, “six-month public art campaign that will include billboards, radio and TV public service announcements, comic books and coloring pencils, tee shirts, buttons, bumper stickers and other ‘meaningful slogans.'”

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