Last week I attended the opening of an amazing art exhibit. And today I’m telling all of you to go check it out. That exhibit is Raise the Caliber – Art Creates Change, and it’s a game changer.
Raise the Caliber is a collection of multimedia art created using decommissioned guns and bullets. These components were confiscated from criminals through various amnesty programs. The exhibit’s aim is to raise awareness about illegal gun violence and gun control issuesand to showcase how these tools of destruction can be transformed into beautiful works of art.
Some of the artists featured are Doug Schwartz (Detroitwick) who encases decommissioned guns and shell casings in solid lucite to create three-dimensional sculptures. Tracy Hiner (Black Crow Studios) immerses guns and shell casings in fish tanks filled with water, with added coloured liquids to create photography prints.
The exhibit is being hosted at the Only One Gallery here in Toronto. Prices for the pieces range from $195 to $20,000 CAD, with portions of the proceeds benefiting Raise The Caliber.
Raise the Caliber is now open to the public (free admission) at the Only One Gallery (5 Brock Avenue) until Thursday, June 15.
Check out some of the incredible works featured here:
Exhibit Website: Raise the Caliber® – Art Creates Change debut in Toronto