Over the past 18 years, gun violence has continued to be a major issue that affects the very fabric of American culture. “Guns In The Hands of Artists” is a community-based social activist artistic project that involves taking guns off the streets and transforming them into works of art that comment on the issue of guns and violence in American society. This exhibit is organized and curated by Jonathan Ferrara.
This exhibiton was first conceived in 1996 by artist Brian Borrello. With the recent mass shootings of the past years, artist/ gallery owner Jonathan Ferrara, producer of the original “Guns in the Hands of Artists” project, was compelled to revisit the exhibition and reopen the dialogue that was started many years ago. This exhibition spotlights the creative forces at work in the city along with the other national artists. It showcases the creative partnerships that arise from the public and private sectors working together.
Join us at the Paepcke Gallery to tour the exhibit. This event is free and open to the public, no RSVP required.