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Jonathan Ferrara is a New Orleans- based artist, gallery owner, community activist, and cultural producer who is a leader in the movement to make New Orleans a national arts destination. His eponymous gallery exhibits works by local, national, and international artists at fairs during Art Basel Miami Beach, Armory Week, and Art Basel in Switzerland. Exhibitions Ferrara has produced have been featured in The New York Times, TIME magazine, Art in America, ARTPAPERS, ART News, The Atlantic, The Art Newspaper, and on NPR, VICE and ABC’s “Good Morning America." The traveling exhibition he curated and produced, "Guns In The Hands of Artists" has been activated in 7 cities across the US since 2014. In 2017, he created the Guns In The Hands of Artists Foundation to work with communities across the country to address the issue of guns and gun violence by using the art as the language for dialogue and possible change...Decommissioned guns taken off the streets are given to artists to use in their creative process to address the issue of guns and gun violence in America. He firmly believes that art can be used as a catalyst for social change.