95 guns turned into art for exhibit at ECU

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Ninety-five different displays of disabled guns are on display at East Carolina University as part of an “Imagine Peace Now” tour created by artist Boris Bally.

Artists from all over the world were given the task of creating art from disabled guns.

Some depict religious takes, while others represent specific acts of gun violence in U.S. history.

One gun, made from baby teeth and rodent bones, directly represents the Sandy Hook school shooting.

“Nothing is going to happen to change it if we don’t talk about it and act on it,” said Tom Braswell, the interim director of the Wellington B. Gray Gallery. “So I think…Boris’ hope is that this will engender that conversation and discussion.”

The artist in charge of curating and organizing the exhibit, Boris Bally, will speak January 13 in Speight Auditorium.

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