Guns transformed into art (ABC7 Video)

Art of Peace at the YBCA on view ~8/25. free open to the public. 10 artists transformed SF gun buyback program unwanted guns into art. Art of Peace is a collaborative exhibition that brings together three organizations—Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Robby Poblete Foundation, and United Playaz—and features art and artists raising awareness…

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East Bay artists turn guns into sculpture for S.F. exhibit

Guns kill, art heals — it’s that simple. Or not, given complex, often vitriolic discussions about gun control and violence caused by illegal weapons that Vallejo-based Pati Navalte Poblete aims to turn into compassionate, hearts-and-heads-together art and dialogue. The Robby Poblete Foundation, founded after Poblete’s 23-year-old son was fatally shot during an attempted robbery in…

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Podcast: The Weapon of Art

During a time when senseless gun violence continues to plague our country, artists are transforming weapons into instruments of hope and symbols of peace. In this sponsored episode of the Datebook podcast, King Kaufman speaks with four key individuals behind the upcoming Art of Peace exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). Pati…

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