Raise The Caliber Collection
Eatertainment Events, in association with Raise The Caliber®, announced the exclusive Canadian showcase of the Raise the Caliber – Art Creates Change art exhibit, running at the Only One Gallery (5 Brock Avenue) in Toronto from Thursday, June 1 to Thursday, June 15.
With the aim to drive awareness about illegal gun violence and gun control issues, the exhibit will feature artists using decommissioned guns and bullets, confiscated from criminals through amnesty programs, to demonstrate how tools for destruction can be transformed into beautiful works of art.
“I am extremely proud to be part of the team bringing Raise the Caliber – Art Creates Change exhibit toToronto,” said Sebastien Centner, executive director, Eatertainment Events. “As a global citizen, husband and father, gun-control is an important issue that we need to keep fighting for – and this exhibit will help to keep this conversation going in our community.”
Showcasing their works are world-renowned artists Doug Schwartz (Detroitwick) who encases decommissioned guns and shell casings in solid lucite to create three-dimensional sculptures and Tracy Hiner (Black Crow Studios) who immerses guns and shell casings in fish tanks filled with water with added coloured liquids to create incredible photography prints.
The gallery will also offer a special pop-up marketon Thursday, June 1 from 12pm to 7pm where visitors can purchase hand-crafted ceramic candles featuring shell casings swept from crime scenes from Carey Lowell (actress and designer at Hummingbird Ceramics) and recycled gun-metal accessories for women and men from Jessica Mindich (jewelry designer and founder of Raise The Caliber.)
“I look forward to sharing the Raise the Caliber – Art Creates Change exhibit with Torontonians this June,” said Mindich, founder, Raise the Caliber. “I hope the artworks leave a lasting impact on everyone who visits the gallery, as they showcase a powerful juxtaposition of the beauty of art with the ugliness of violent weapons, and that the exhibit works to create an open dialogue on the issues surrounding the tragedy of gun violence.”
THIS EXHIBITION ENDS ON THE 15th MAKE SURE YOU CHECK IT OUT!