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‘#UNLOAD: Guns in the Hands of Artists’ Opens

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With many from Westport’s art community in attendance, as well as First Selectman Jim Marpe and Police Chief Foti Koskinas, the exhibit “#UNLOAD: Guns in the Hands of Artists” opened tonight at the Fairfield University Art Museum, Walsh Gallery at the Quick Center. New Orleans gallerist Jonathan Ferrara’s traveling exhibition, first staged in 1996, invited artists to make art using decommissioned guns. The show, which runs until Oct. 13, seeks to generate dialogue about guns and gun violence. Mary Himes and Helen Klisser During, artistic director emeritus of the Westport Arts Center (and a WestportNow contributing photographer) are co-founders of #UNLOAD, an arts-based initiative that seeks to drive consensus around the topic of gun violence. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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