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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Art in Seattle's Parks

"Urban Peace Circle" by Gerard Tsutakawa in Sam Smith Park is a large-scale bronze sculpture with a black patina finish is the culmination of a gun buy-back program instituted by Stop the Violence, an organization founded in 1992 in response to the tragic deaths of six youths from the Puget Sound area. Its composition is meant to contrast the chaos and violence of the present with hope for a peaceful future. Several of the reclaimed guns are entombed in the concrete base of the sculpture," according to Seattle Parks and Recreation Department's Communications Manager Dewey Potter.

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