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Exhibition opening of Life After a Hate Crime: The Recovery of DaShawn Horne
  • Presented By: ART WORKS Projects
  • Location: ART WORKS Projects Studio Gallery
  • Address: 625 N. Kingsbury Street, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Phone: (312) 649-0025
  • Dates: August 22, 2019
  • ART WORKS Projects (AWP) will present Life After a a Hate Crime: The Recovery of Dashawn Horne at AWP’s Studio Gallery in River North from August 22 to October 30, 2019. This photography exhibition follows Horne, his family, and his community as he fights to recover from a racially motivated attack that occurred in Seattle in early 2018. ART WORKS Projects will host a public opening of the exhibition on August 22, 2019 from 6 to 8pm.

    This exhibition features the work of AWP’s 2019 Emerging Lens Mentorship Program winner Megan Farmer. Farmer is a visual journalist based in Seattle, currently working at KUOW Public Radio. Emerging Lens is AWP’s annual juried photography competition for young photographers focused on human rights and social justice issues.

    Farmer’s relationship with Horne and his family is ongoing; this exhibition will include recent interviews with the family as Horne continues to rebuild his life.

    “The Horne family welcomed me into their upended lives after a brutal hate crime changed everything. DaShawn Horne, a young father, was beaten within an inch of his life. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, he had to relearn everything he once knew. He is still recovering today. Not only was DaShawn’s life forever changed, but the lives of his family members were too. My hope is to shed light onto the realities that hate crime survivors and their families are left with long after news headlines fade,” says Farmer.


    Farmer’s work was chosen by the ART WORKS Projects 2019 Emerging Lens Mentorship Program jury: Rachel Shrock, Kristin Taylor, Olivier Laurent, and Richard Sennott.


    Opening Reception

    Thursday, August 22, 2019

    6 to 8pm
    625 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, IL 60654

    Free and open to the public.

Exhibition opening of Life After a Hate Crime: The Recovery of DaShawn Horne
  • Location: ART WORKS Projects Studio Gallery
  • Address: 625 N. Kingsbury Street
  • August 22, 2019
  • ART WORKS Projects Studio Gallery