While it is a slow time for the state government in August, there are many tourists who visit the beautiful State Capitol in the summer months. While we were installing the portraits there were many folks who stopped to look and photograph them. There will be a representative from the project in the exhibition space on Wednesday, August 14, to answer questions and discuss the project with visitors.
While summer is a slow time, it is certainly not a time of peace in the epidemic of gun violence. We are committed, more than ever, to expand this project of memorializing the souls lost. The dramatic mass shootings garner immediate outrage that tends to wane. We will continue to use these sensitive portraits to be ambassadors for the cause of ending the daily senseless carnage.