Buy-Back Guns Become Anti-Violence Art

A sculpture crafted from 2,000 pounds of disassembled guns has gone on display in Hartford's Bushnell Park through early next year. Artist Michael Kalish spent four years turning the weapons into a handshake, symbolizing community unity. (Rosemarie Chandler/WTIC Photo)
Raising Caliber statue Bushnell Park WTIC Photo Getty Images A sculpture crafted from 2,000 pounds of disassembled guns has gone on display in Hartford's Bushnell Park through early next year. Artist Michael Kalish spent four years turning the weapons into a handshake, symbolizing community unity. (Rosemarie Chandler/WTIC Photo)
A sculpture crafted from 2,000 pounds of disassembled guns has gone on display in Hartford's Bushnell Park through early next year.  Artist Michael Kalish spent four years turning the weapons into a handshake, symbolizing community unity.  (Rosemarie Chandler/WTIC Photo)
Bushnell Park, Raising Caliber statue WTIC Photo Rose Marie Chandler
A sculpture crafted from 2,000 pounds of disassembled guns has gone on display in Hartford's Bushnell Park through early next year. Artist Michael Kalish spent four years turning the weapons into a handshake, symbolizing community unity. (Rosemarie Chandler/WTIC Photo)
A sculpture crafted from 2,000 pounds of disassembled guns has gone on display in Hartford's Bushnell Park through early next year. Artist Michael Kalish spent four years turning the weapons into a handshake, symbolizing community unity. (Rosemarie Chandler/WTIC Photo)
A sculpture crafted from 2,000 pounds of disassembled guns has gone on display in Hartford's Bushnell Park through early next year.  Artist Michael Kalish spent four years turning the weapons into a handshake, symbolizing community unity.  (Rosemarie Chandler/WTIC Photo)
Dignitaries at Raising Caliber statue WTIC Photo Rosemarie Chandler
A sculpture crafted from 2,000 pounds of disassembled guns has gone on display in Hartford's Bushnell Park through early next year. Artist Michael Kalish spent four years turning the weapons into a handshake, symbolizing community unity. (Rosemarie Chandler/WTIC Photo)
A sculpture crafted from 2,000 pounds of disassembled guns has gone on display in Hartford's Bushnell Park through early next year. Artist Michael Kalish spent four years turning the weapons into a handshake, symbolizing community unity. (Rosemarie Chandler/WTIC Photo)
A sculpture crafted from 2,000 pounds of disassembled guns has gone on display in Hartford's Bushnell Park through early next year.  Artist Michael Kalish spent four years turning the weapons into a handshake, symbolizing community unity.  (Rosemarie Chandler/WTIC Photo)
Raising Caliber, Bushnell Park WTIC Photo Rosemarie Chandler
A sculpture crafted from 2,000 pounds of disassembled guns has gone on display in Hartford's Bushnell Park through early next year. Artist Michael Kalish spent four years turning the weapons into a handshake, symbolizing community unity. (Rosemarie Chandler/WTIC Photo)
A sculpture crafted from 2,000 pounds of disassembled guns has gone on display in Hartford's Bushnell Park through early next year. Artist Michael Kalish spent four years turning the weapons into a handshake, symbolizing community unity. (Rosemarie Chandler/WTIC Photo)
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra (Rosemarie Chandler/WTIC Photo)
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra WTIC Photo Rosemarie Chandler
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra (Rosemarie Chandler/WTIC Photo)
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra (Rosemarie Chandler/WTIC Photo)
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