2017 Button-O-Matic Series: Buttons Over Bullets @ Busy Beaver Button Co., Chicago [8 December]

2017 Button-O-Matic Series: Buttons Over Bullets


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08
December
17:00 - 21:00

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Busy Beaver Button Co.
3407 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647
You are cordially invited to attend our free event, Buttons Over Bullets, an anti-gun violence artist series curated by Everytown for Gun Safety featuring 11 collectible peace pins from artists across the country.

Since pinback buttons were patented in 1896, people have used them to express their opinions and rally support. Buttons start conversations, advocate for causes and promote projects. Wearable expressions are a simple but powerful way for anyone to convey their beliefs. It takes a lot of courage to literally wear your heart on your sleeve. But by doing so you’ll create community and engage in dialogue with those who oppose your beliefs.

Every day, 93 Americans are killed with guns and the gun homicide rate in the U.S. is 25 times higher than that of other developed countries. Gun violence in the United States is something worthy of conversation and this button series will get people talking.

Join us in the conversation, refreshments from our friends at Half Acre Beer Company, and to collect all the impactful buttons in this series.

Featured Artists:

Jennifer Kinon (OCD | The Original Champions of Design)
Bobby Martin (OCD | The Original Champions of Design)
Tiffany Mallery (tiffanyillustrating.com)
Wayne McNeil
Sirron Norris (sirronnorris.com)
Jenna Blazevich (Vichcraft)
Cécile Vidican (cecilevidican.com)
Ronny Quevedo (ronnyquevedo.info)
Melissa Diperi (melissadiperidesign.com)
Libby VanderPloeg (libbyvanderploeg.com)
Andrea Pippins (andreapippins.com)

About Everytown:

Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.

About Busy Beaver Button Co:

Busy Beaver Button Co. is a collection of artists, makers and crafts folk, all of whom are bringing our customer’s ideas to vibrant, pin-backed life. We work to encourage and assist people to express themselves and/or further efforts to create community and dialogue. From concept to distribution, The Beavers will work with you to develop your custom creations, so that the product you see in your mind swiftly becomes the product you see in your hand.
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