Turn­ing guns into art­work novel ap­proach

Albany Times Union - Sunday - - PERSPECTIVE -

The anti-war con­cept of turn­ing swords into plow­shares is be­ing clev­erly adopted to com­bat gun vi­o­lence while ad­vanc­ing art in Sch­enec­tady.

The idea of melt­ing the ar­ma­ments of war for farm tools in­spired Rachel Conn of the Hamil­ton Hill Arts Cen­ter, who wants guns col­lected in a fu­ture buy­back pro­gram to be melted for sculp­tures to adorn a park on Sch­enec­tady Street.

With gun-re­lated deaths in the city down in 2018, per­haps the park could help con­tinue that trend.

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