Remembering Columbine: Works by Kim Brook

Bourgeois Pig

"Remembering Columbine"

Works by Kim Brook

Opening Reception at the Bourgeois Pig

(6 E. 9th St., Lawrence, KS 66046)

Final Friday, April 28, 2017

5 until 9 pm

Bio:

Kim Brook is a Ceramics artist residing in Lawrence, KS. She initially studied Linguistics at the University of Kansas until a friend gifted her a First Time Potter class with Hollie Rice at the Lawrence Arts Center. Within months she changed her major to Ceramics and even studied Korean Ceramic s at Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, S. Korea. After KU, she worked at the Lawrence  Arts Center, sharing her love of ceramics with adults and children.

Kim’s work ranges from functional pottery to floral art installations with the common denominator of a distinct attention to detail. Whether the pieces are porcelain cups or suspended clay flowers, Kim hopes the viewer will have an aha moment of surprise or warmth. Kim holds her aha memories with her father of planting flowers gardens, watering the gardens, and learning about flowers close to her heart. Even though her father passed away almost a decade ago, flowers make it seem like his warmth still shines.

May you also shine.

 

Show Statement:

“Remembering Columbine”

April 20, 1999 marks the day of the Columbine High School massacre. Two Columbine senior students planned and perpetrated an attack on the school. They murdered 12 students, one teacher, and injured 21 others. The emotional damage to survivors, families, and the community could not be recorded by numbers.

April 20, 1999 changed the way I thought about school. For me, school ideally represented a place where the best that was in every human could be nurtured, discovered, and explored. Even during my times of less optimistic views of school, I still believed that hope walked in the halls of educational institutions.  

April 20, 1999 was not the first school shooting in the United States, but it was the first school shooting I remember. I remember how our country united in grief the days following what we began to simply refer to as Columbine. I remember my aunt calling from the Netherlands to express her grief for us- her American relatives and community. I remember news reports reeling as the facts were slowly disclosed about the shooters.  I remember the sadness mixed with confusion in the faces of the survivors. I remember words like deadliest school shooting, gun control, why, and victims.

April 20, 1999 and Columbine is a date and event I remember, but the following since that date (with the exception of Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook) I don’t remember:

May 20, 1999, Heritage High School

Nov. 19, 1999, Deming Middle School

Dec 6, 1999, Middle School, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

Feb. 29, 2000, Buell Elementary School

May 26, 2000, Lake Worth Middle School

Aug. 28, 2000 University of Arkansas

Sep. 26, 2000, New Orleans, Louisiana

Dec. 1, 2000, Junipero Serra High School

March 5, 2001, Santana High School

March 7, 2001, Bishop Neumann High School

March 22, 2001, Granite Hills High School

March 30, 2001, Lew Wallace High School

Jan. 15, 2001, Martin Luther King, Jr. High School

Jan 16, 2002, Appalachian School of Law

Feb. 20, 2002, Washington High School

June 11, 2002, Conception Abbey

Oct. 7, 2002, Benjamin Tasker Middle School

Oct. 28, 2002, University of Arizona

October 29, 2002, Lincoln High School

April 14, 2003, John McDonogh High School

April 24, 2003, Red Lion Area Junior High School

May 9, 2003, Case Western Reserve University

Sept. 24, 2003, Rocori High School

Feb 2, 2004, Ballou High School

Feb. 9, 2004, East Greenbush, NY

May 7, 2004 Randallstown High School

Feb. 8, 2005, Bowen High School

March 21, 2005, Red Lake Senior High School

Sept. 13, 2005, Harlan Community Academy High School

Nov. 8, 2005, Campbell County High School

Jan. 13 2006, Milwee Middle School

Feb. 23, 2006, Roseburgh High School

March 14, 2006, Pine Middle School

August 24, 2006, Essex Elementary School

August 30, 2006, Hillsborough , NC

Sep. 2, 2006, Shepherd University

Sep. 17, 2006, Duquesne University

Sep. 27, 2006, Platte Canyon High School

Sep. 29, 2006, Weston High School

Oct. 2, 2006, West Nickel Mines School

Oct. 9, 2006, Memorial Middle School

Jan. 3, 2007, Henry Foss High School

March 7, 2007, Centennial High School

April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech

Oct. 10, 2007, Success Tech Academy

Nov. 6, 2007, Miami Carol City Senior High School

Feb., 4, 2008, Hamilton High School

Feb. 8, 2008, Louisiana Technical College

Feb. 11, 2008, Mitchell High School

Feb. 12, 2008, E.O. Green Junior High School

Feb. 14, 2008, Northern Illinois University

Aug. 14, 2008, Lakota Middle School

Aug. 21, 2008, Central High School

Oct. 16, 2008, Henry Ford High School

Oct. 26, 2008, University of Central Arkansas

Nov. 13, 2008, Dillard High School

Jan. 9, 2009, Dunbar High School

April 26, 2009, Hampton University

May 18, 2009, Harvard College

May 18, 2009, Larose-Cut Off Middle School

June 16, 2009, International Studies Academy

Sep. 3, 2009, Skyline College

Oct. 16, 2009, Conway, South Carolina

Feb. 5, 2010, Discovery Middle School

Feb. 12, 2010, University of Alabama

Feb. 19, 2010, Northern Illinois University

Feb. 23, 2010, Deer Creek Middle School

March 2, 2010, Ohio State University

Sep. 8, 2010, Mumford High School

Sep. 28, 2010, University of Texas

Oct. 1, 2010, Alisal High School

Oct. 8, 2010, Kelly Elementary School

Nov. 29, 2010, Marinette High School

Dec. 6, 2010, Aurora Central High School

Jan. 5, 2011, Millard South High School

March 25, 2011, Martinsville West Middle School

March 31, 2011, Worthing High School

May 23, 2011, Highlands Intermediate School

Oct. 24, 2011, Cape Fear High School

Dec. 8, 2011, Radford University

Dec. 9, 2011, Harwell Middle School

Jan. 10, 2012, North Forest High School

Feb. 27, 2012, Chardon High School

March 6, 2012, Episopal School of Jacksonville

April 2, 2012, Oikos University

Aug. 16, 2012, Hamilton High School

Aug. 27, 2012, Perry Hall School

Sep. 7, 2012, Normal Community High School

Oct. 6, 2012, University of South Alabama

Oct. 19, 2012, Banner Academy South

Oct. 31, 2012, University of Southern California

Dec. 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School

Jan.7, 2013, Apolistic Revival Center Christian School

Jan. 10, 2013, Taft Union High School

Jan. 12, 2013, Osborn High School

Jan. 15, 2013, Steven Institute of Business and Arts

Jan. 15, 2013, Hazard Community and Technical College

Jan. 16, 2013, Chicago State University

Jan. 22, 2013, Lone Star College-North Harris

Jan. 31, 2013, Cesar Chavez High School

Jan. 31, 2013, Price Middle School

March 18, 2013, University of Central Florida

April 12, 2013, New River Community College

April 16, 2013, Grambling State University

April 18, 2013, MIT

May 14, 2013, Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle School

June 7, 2013, Santa Monica College

Aug. 20, 2013, Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy

Aug. 23, 2013, North Panola High School

Aug. 30, 2013, Carver High School

Oct. 4. 2013, Agape Christian Academy

Oct. 21, 2013, Sparks Middle School

Nov. 2, 2013, North Carolina A&T State University

Nov. 3, 2013, Stephenson High School

Nov. 13, 2013, Brashear High School

Dec. 4, 2013, West Orange High School

Dec. 13, 2013, Arapahoe High School

Dec. 18, 2013, Edison High School

Jan. 9, 2014, Liberty Technology Magnet High School

Jan. 13, 2014, Hillhouse High School

Jan. 14, 2014, Berrendo Middle School

Jan. 17, 2014, Delaware Valley Charter School

Jan. 20, 2014, Widener University

Jan. 21, 2014, Purdue University

Jan. 24, 2014, South Carolina State University

Jan. 25, 2014, Los Angeles Valley College

Jan. 27, 2014, Rebound High School

Jan, 28, 2014, Tennessee State University

Jan. 30, 2014, Eastern Florida State College

Jan. 31, 2014, North High School

Feb. 10, 2014, Salisbury High School

Feb. 10, 2014, Charles F. Brush High School

Feb. 12, 2104, University of Southern California

Feb. 22, 2014, Georgia Regents University

March 12, 2014, Academy of Knowledge Preschool

March 25, 2014, Benjamin Banneker High School

April 9, 2014, D. H. Conley High School

April 11, 2014, East English Village Preparatory Academy

May 4, 2014, Paine College

May 5, 2014, Paine College

May 8, 2014, Georgia Gwinnett College

May 14, 2014, John F. Kennedy High School

June 5, 2014, Seattle Pacific University

June 10, 2014, Reynolds High School

Sep. 27, 2014, Indiana State University

Sep. 30, 2014, Albe High School

Sep. 30, 2014, Fern Creek Traditional High School

Oct. 3, 2014, Langston Hughes High School

Oct. 24, 2014, Marysville Pilchuck High School Shooting

Nov. 20 2014, Florida State University

Nov. 20, 2014, Miami Carol City High School

Dec. 5, 2014, Rogers State University

Dec. 12, 2014, Rosemary Anderson High School

Jan. 15, 2015, Wisconsin Lutheran High School

Feb. 4, 2015, Frederick High School

Feb. 14, 2015, Tenaya Middle School

Feb. 23, 2015, Bethune-Cookman University

March 30, 2015, Pershing Elementary School

April 13, 2015, Wayne Community College

April 16, 2015, J.B. Martin Middle School

April 27, 2015, North Thurston High School

May 25, 2015, Southwestern Classical Academy

Aug. 27, 2015, Savannah State University

Sep. 3, 2015, Sacramento City College

Sep. 30, 2015, Harrisburg High School

Oct. 1, 2015, Umpqua Community College

Oct. 9, 2015, Northern Arizona University

Oct. 9, 2015, Texas Southern University

Oct. 22, 2015, Tennessee State University

Nov. 1, 2015, Winston Salem State University

Nov. 20, 2015, Mojave High School

Jan. 22, 2016, Lawrence Central High School

Jan. 29, 2016, Franklin High School

Feb. 9, 2016, Muskegon High School

Feb. 12, 2016, Independence High School

Feb. 29, 2016, Madison High School

April 23, 2016, Antigo High School

June 1, 2016, UCLA

June 8, 2016, Jeremiah Burke High School

Sep. 9, 2016, Alpine High School

Sep. 28, 2016, Townville High School

Oct. 11, 2016, Vigor High School

Oct. 13, 2016, Linden McKinley STEM Academy

Oct. 18, 2016, June Jordan High School for Equity

Oct. 25, 2016, Union Middle School

Dec. 1, 2016, Mueller Park Junior High

Jan. 20, 2017, West Liberty-Salem High School

April 10, 2017, North Park Elementary School

Until now.

April 28th, 2017. Every flower that hangs honors a person that was killed or injured in a school shooting. So please remember with me and acknowledge the moments that changed worlds forever.  Peace, Kim Brook


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