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Museum Quality Catalog for "IMAGINE Peace Now," a peace-themed art exhibition transforming decommissioned firearms.
Museum Quality Catalog for "IMAGINE Peace Now," a peace-themed art exhibition transforming decommissioned firearms.
316 backers pledged $55,709 to help bring this project to life.

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The "IMAGINE Peace Now" exhibition opens November 2016 with 100+ works of compelling, peace-themed artworks made from decommissioned firearms (see images below). This Kickstarter campaign offers contributors the opportunity to pre-order advance copies of our stunning, comprehensive catalog, featuring world-class metal artists from 6 different countries, and bound in a high-quality, coffee table format. We have the tools and the team to complete this outstanding book, but we still need your support to print it!

Our All-star team includes Jurors

  • Emily Zilber, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts; 
  • Monica Moses, Editor in Chief, American Craft Magazine; 
  • Shepard Fairey, Artist and Activist ;
  • Boris Bally, Metalsmith and exhibition organizer as well as other invited authors - including 
  • Michael McMillan, Fuller Museum of Craft, 
  • Ian Alden Russel, Curator, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown Univ and 
  • Jillian Moore, artist and contemporary jewelry critic and writer. Our goal in this effort is to move people to action through the power of imagery and art. 

The exhibition opens this November at the Wellington B. Gray Gallery at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina and travels to Boston's Society of Arts & Crafts in early 2017.

Designed by Erin McManus with printing will be done in the USA.

D.P.W. Platter® made by Boris Bally for Platinum Sponsors
D.P.W. Platter® made by Boris Bally for Platinum Sponsors

 

I.M.A.G.I.N.E PEACE NOW! for $75+ Pledges.  Pin designed by Leslie W. LePere using Erin McManus' logo design.  Limited Edition made by Charlie King of Sandy Parr
I.M.A.G.I.N.E PEACE NOW! for $75+ Pledges. Pin designed by Leslie W. LePere using Erin McManus' logo design. Limited Edition made by Charlie King of Sandy Parr

 

          
I.M.A.G.I.N.E PEACE NOW! keychains available for $50 + Pledges
I.M.A.G.I.N.E PEACE NOW! keychains available for $50 + Pledges

 

Bird of Prey, by Marilyn da Silva
Bird of Prey, by Marilyn da Silva

 

Baby Bones, by Sandra Enterline
Baby Bones, by Sandra Enterline

 

The Human Cost, by Cappy Counard
The Human Cost, by Cappy Counard

 

Safe House, by Stephen Yusko
Safe House, by Stephen Yusko

 

Hand in Hand, by Johanna Stierlin and Johanna Dahm
Hand in Hand, by Johanna Stierlin and Johanna Dahm

 

Risks and challenges

We have numerous printing estimates and backup plans in place for high quality printing. We are using a printer that is used by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Art and Design, NY as well as other museums of national caliber. For the rewards (other than the catalog), we have already manufactured an inventory so we can ship them out quickly. Most of the work from the exhibition has already been professionally photographed, and we have these photos in-house and ready to go. We have reserved space with an amazing Product Photographer (Aaron Usher) for those pieces remaining that need to be re-photographed to our high standards. The only potential issue would be an unforeseen delay with the printing company in-house, but they come with very good references.

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    Become a member of our community and a part of this amazing project. We will add you to our e-mailing list so you can track this exhibition as it travels the country. Become a part of the excitement!

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    Welcome to the Project! You can be a valuable part of this amazing project, with our thanks. You will be added to our e-mailing list so you can track this exhibition and the excitement it is generating.
    + free digital download of our illustrated catalog.

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    You are a valuable part of this amazing project we are grateful! You will be added to our e-mailing list so you can track this exhibition and the excitement it is generating.
    +free digital download of our illustrated catalog
    + hand-made (by Boris Bally) recycled traffic sign keychain custom-embossed with our logo design. (value: $12)

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    Additional Catalog for $95+ Supporters

    As a SUPPORTER of $95 or more, you can purchase additional catalogs at the pre-publication cost of $50 plus shipping costs

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    Decorated Stakeholder

    You will become a DECORATED STAKEHOLDER of this historic project. Receive a custom-designed, limited edition Champlevé (enamel on metal) IMAGINE logo pin created by artist Leslie W. LePere and made by Charlie King.

    + free digital download of our illustrated catalog
    + hand-made (by Boris Bally) recycled traffic sign keychain cleverly embossed with our logo design.

    (incentive value: $28)

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    PRINT Catalog Recipient & Stakeholder

    Receive a PRINTED copy of our illustrated catalog.
    + free digital download of our illustrated catalog
    + hand-made (by Boris Bally) recycled traffic sign keychain cleverly embossed with our logo design.
    + a custom-designed, limited edition Champlevé (enamel) IMAGINE logo pin created by artist Leslie W. LePere and made by Charlie King.

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    BRONZE Sponsor

    You will be listed, with our thanks, on our catalog's donor page as a BRONZE Sponsor.

    You will become a DECORATED STAKEHOLDER of this historic project.
    + free digital download of our illustrated catalog
    + 2 hand-made (by Boris Bally) recycled traffic sign keychains embossed with logo
    + 2 custom-designed, limited edition Champlevé (enamel) logo pin created by artist Leslie W. LePere and made by Charlie King.
    + 2 printed copies of the catalog.

    (incentive value: $156)

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    SILVER Sponsor

    You will be listed, with our thanks, on our catalog's donor page as a SILVER Sponsor.

    + free digital download of our illustrated catalog
    + 2 hand-made (by Boris Bally) recycled traffic sign keychains embossed with logo
    + 2 custom-designed, limited edition Champlevé (enamel) logo pin created by artist Leslie W. LePere and made by Charlie King.
    + 2 printed copies of the catalog, personally signed by the designer (Erin McManus and the organizer Boris Bally)

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    GOLD Sponsor

    You will be listed, on our catalog's donor page as a GOLD Sponsor.

    Receive a one-hour group ARTIST TOUR of the exhibition (Greenville, NC or Boston, MA) and

    + free digital download of our illustrated catalog
    + 2 hand-made (by Boris Bally) recycled traffic sign keychains embossed with logo
    + 2 custom-designed, limited edition Champlevé (enamel) logo pin created by artist Leslie W. LePere and made by Charlie King.
    + 2 printed copies of catalog, personally signed by designer Erin McManus & organizer Boris Bally

    (incentive value: $156)

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    PLATINUM Sponsor

    You will be listed, on our catalog's donor page as a PLATINUM Sponsor.

    Receive a half-day private ARTIST TOUR of the exhibition (Greenville, NC or Boston, MA) and

    You will receive a genuine D.P.W. Platter® made with a 'NO WEAPONS' reflective sign and signed by artist Boris Bally

    + free digital download of our illustrated catalog
    + 2 hand-made (by Boris Bally) recycled traffic sign keychains embossed with logo
    + 2 custom-designed, limited edition Champlevé (enamel) logo pin created by artist Leslie W. LePere and made by Charlie King.
    + 2 printed copies of catalog, personally signed by designer Erin McManus & organizer Boris Bally

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