Art exhibit featuring guns from buy back programs opens at ECU

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) An innovative art exhibit merging guns and creative design is making its first stop on a national tour in eastern Carolina.

The 'Imagine Peace Now!' exhibition is being hosted by the Wellington Gallery on ECUs campus.

More than 90 pieces are on display, and all of them are made using disabled guns collected through gun buy back programs.

Rhode Island artist Boris Bally organized the exhibit and 99 artists contributed, including several ECU professors and former students.

Tom Braswell, Gray Gallery Interim Director, says the exhibit reflects the various viewpoints society has towards guns. "Some of these are purely aesthetic objects. Some do make a political or social commentary, and in that respect they're very ecumenical in their approach to the handgun."

The exhibit is open to the public and runs through January 16th.