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CITY OF BERKELEY GUNS TO ART PROJECT

PEACE BELL

On October 12, 1999, as part of Berkeley's Millennium Celebration, the presiding Mayor and City Council, in coordination with the Civic Arts Commission, recommended exploration of commissioning through competition or another process, the creation of a major public art sculpture made from melted guns.

As a result of these efforts and numerous donations from the community, Bruce Hasson was commissioned to create the "Peace Bell" from melted guns.  This sculpture is located in the west entrance to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Building, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California.

Below is the list of very gracious Peace Bell donors who made this public art possible. To these individuals, families, and businesses, our most sincere thanks.

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Peace Bell Sculpture-Bruce Hasson

Dedicated 15 January - 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RONALD & PATRICIA ADLER THE RALPH J. GLEASON FAMILY
DONALD W. AITKEN & ELIZABETH J., SARAH E., RILEY, & NICHOLAS AITKEN & KATHERINE E., MORGAN, BRYN, & CLAY AITKEN-YOUNG HOWARD, CINDI & GEORGE GOLDBERG & IRVING SHAPIRO
PIA KRAUS AITKEN RUTH & LARRY GOLDENBERG, DIRECT LINE TELE RESPONSE
KEITH R. ALWARD NICHOLAS, MARY, MICHAEL & ALEXANDRA GRAVES & ALBERT & ELEANOR WHITFORD
MATTHEW & TYSON ALWARD, & MICHAEL, FRED, & JEFFERY SCALES LORI HAGEMAN
VIRGINIA K. ANDERSON & THE WILLIAM ARTHUR ANDERSON FAMILY ULRIKE & MICHAEL HANLEY
BILL ANDRONICO HOWARD W. HANSELL
ANTON & FRANCES ANTHENIEN WENDELL & LOUISE W. HARRIS
ROBERT Z. & EVELYN L. APTE BERNARD & MARGARET HARVEY
BETTY G. AUSTIN MIRIAM HAWLEY, MS. JILL MARTINUCCI, & MS. SHERRY SMITH
NOEL L. BADAL & FAMILY PETER S. & CYNTHIA, AMANDA & NATHALIE HECKER AND LESLIE WHITE
RICHARD BACHENHEIMER &
JOHN MCELHENEY
GRAHAM & JEAN HENRY
GARBIS BAGDASARIAN, LA MEDITERRANEE, &
THE BAGDASARIAN
RICHARD & VALERIE HERR
SCHUYLER & SUSAN BAILEY, & PETER & JOHN KENDALL BAILEY GEORGE & DIANE HERSH
RACHEL BALSLEY ANNE HIGGINS WOOD, DARMINO REMONDO BONDS, & INGEBORG NORMAN CONNEALY
MANJUL BATRA & SHAKUNTALA MALHOUTRA, JANTA REALTY INC. GARETH S. & RUTH C. HILL
WILLA K. BAUM & NOAH F. BAUM ROBERT & M. SILVIJA HOAG &
CARL & ANN GOETSCH
HELEN C. BEA & REBECCA & MICHAEL THWAITES RICHARD H. & CONSTANCE M. HOLTON
STEVEN & JULIANN BECKENDORF & HOWARD & DOROTHY BECKENDORF RALPH E. HOOVER, PACIFIC STEEL CASTING COMPANY
DEBORAH BELLUSH, BAYER CORPORATION ROBERTA MASHUTA HORTON
MARGARET BENFORD, SENATOR JIM JEFFORDS & DORIS KING MARTIN ROD & LAURA HOWARD & FAMILY
ED & MILDRED BENNETT PHILIP D. & HARRIETTE T. HUMPHREYS
CHANCELLOR ROBERT BERDAHL, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA GERD H. ILG
MARTY BERG, BILL'S MEN'S SHOP JAY IFSHIN, IFSHIN VIOLINS
BERKELEY CITY CHAMPIONSHIP JOHN & EUNICE JACKSON
BERKELEY MILLS ROWENA V. JACKSON
BERKELEY YMCA MARJORIE JENCKS
GEORGE AND ALICE BEVAN VIRGINIA JENNER
BLACK PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION CARL H. & WILMA F. JORDAN
JOHN BLAUSTEIN, TERRY ALEXANDER &
PETER & MICHAEL BLAUSTEIN
DAVID & TONI KAFTON
EVERETT L. BLISS LARRY KARP, HOME FURNITURE OUTLET, INC.
DANIEL & JUDITH BLOOM MEHDI KASHEF & MOHAMMAD TALAI, AU COQUELET CAFE
TERRY R. & PETER M. BLOOMSBURGH KARL & GEORGETTE KASTEN
RICHARD & LIZ BORDOW &
DAVID BORDOW
SEYOUM KEBEDE & ALEM MAMO
MARIE BOWMAN IN MEMORY OF ROBERT BAUM PATRICK KEILCH
JENNY BOYD, AAAAA RENT-A-SPACE REYNOLDS KELCHER & A. LESLIE HILL (WORLD WAR II VETERANS)
ROGER & MARY BOYVEY ROBERT & LOUISE KELLEHER
RITA BRENNER, LEONARD SCHWAB & MIKE CHACE THOMAS G. & JANE M. KELLY
CARL BRIDGERS, SOPHIE BRIDGERS & ANN ELLIOTT MARGOT KLOPP
LAURIE BRIGHT & TAMLYN SCHAFER-BRIGHT IN MEMORY OF RICHARD G. PHILBIN DORIS KING MARTIN
DAVID & LORIE BRILLINGER, JEFF BRILLINGER &
FRITZ & PRISCILLA SILBER
KIRPAL KHANNA, UNIVERSITY AVENUE ASSOCIATION
IAN & LYNN BROWN & WILLIAM GRIFFITH (WORLD WAR II VETERAN) BUCK KINGMAN
MARCIA BROWN-MACHEN &
SARAH, TERRY & VANESSA MACHEN
SUSAN DIANE KINLOCH
HENRIK & BARBARA BULL KENNETH KLOPP
LISA BULLWINKEL &
TIM AND TYLER VOLZ
JIM AND MICHAEL KNUPPE, AAAAA RENT-A-SPACE
DAVID B. BUXBAUM JURI & LINDA KOMENDANT
LAWRENCE & MARILYN CAPITELLI BETTE KROENING, BETTE'S OCEANVIEW DINER
JERRY & JOY CARLIN DENNIS G. KUBY
CHARLES & GRETCHEN CARLSON GINA LAZO
CALEB & SHIRLEY CASE CHARLES DEAN LAWTON
PEGGY CASEY, BILL'S TRADING POST & GEM GALLERY WERNER & GISELA LEWALD
JOHN & KATI CASIDA &
HELEN MANICOU
SARAH MACHEN & VANESSA MACHEN
LYLE C. CAVIN, JR. MARCOS & JANET MAESTRE
JUNE, SHOTH & MINA CHATTERJEE NINA MAGILLIGAN 
DONG-PO & YI-YOUNG CHYR AUGUST G. MANZA 
MICHAEL CLARK GIUDITTA A. MANZA 
EDISON & SHIRLEY CHAN RITA MARAN 
THE CHAPMAN FAMILY HELEN M. MARCUS 
JOAN M. COHN PATRICIA MARTIN 
SUZANNE MASURET COLLINS, ROY A. COLLINS & HENRY D. MEYER MARY NELL MASHUTA &
ROBERTA HORTON
 
LOUISE C. COLOMBATTO, PAUL NICHOLAS, GINA & JESSE COLOMBATTO SUZANNE MASURET 
NANCY COOLIDGE JOSEPHINE MAXON 
J. FREDERICK CONRAD JR. PATRICIA MCCULLOUGH 
GEORGE & ANN CROWE FRANK AND WALTER MELNYK, SHARON MELNYK, PAUL POWROZNIAK, &  JANET KOTLEY 
IN MEMORY OF ROBERT P. DANIELSON  MICHAEL & CHRISTINA MEYER 
CALEB DARDICK IN MEMORY OF TROY YOCOM GEORGE & ANN MILLIKAN 
NARSAI, VENUS & DANIEL N. DAVID JUNICHI & SARAH MIYAZAKI 
LINDA DAVIDSON DOROTHY L. MORRISON 
FRANK DAVIS JR. COLLIN MURPHY, VIRGIL C. MURPHY, & JEANNE S. GRISSEAU 
LEO & LJUBA DAVIS FAMILY TRUST,  JOE & CAROL NEIL 
BERKELEY CHAPTER #25 DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS BETTY G. OLDS 
WILLIAM E. & PEGGY ANNE DAVIS PACIFIC STEEL CASTING COMPANY 
ROBERT L. & MERLE DAVIS RICHARD & ROSEANNE PACKARD 
DANIEL & SHIRLEY DEAN BEVERLY POTTER 
JOHN E. DEAN BRENDA PRAGER &
KIRA & LAUREL WEAVER
 
RUTH DEAN, EILEEN BRYANT &
THE DEAN FAMILY
MARJORIE RANDOLPH 
DAN AND DANIEL W. DEAN, RUTH DEAN & EILEEN R. BRYANT DAVID & PHYLLIS RITVO 
SHIRLEY DEAN RICH ROBBINS, WAREHAM DEVELOPMENT CORP. 
JOHN DECLERCQ, TRANSACTION COMPANIES LTD. DANIEL ROSENTHAL, DANIEL ROSENTHAL & ASSOCIATES 
HARRY DELMER & DEBORAH HECHT FAMILY CLAIRE ROTHENBERG IN MEMORY OF DON ROTHENBERG 
HUGH DEWITT IN MEMORY OF JOHN NICHOLAS "NICK" SHEEHEY 
DIANE DIEDRICK, ANDRONICO'S MARKET THE WILLIAM D. SIMMONS FAMILY 
THE O'NEIL DILLON FAMILY WILL & JEAN SIRI 
KENZO DIX BETSY SMITH 
JOHN & GWEN DONAHUE &
KERIN, KATE & ANNE DONAHUE
JEANNE & JUDSON SMITH 
VIRGINIA S. DONNELL SHERRY SMITH 
THE DORAN FAMILY-MAKAELA, JESSE, ANDY, AUDI, GRETA, COLLIN, LENORE & TERRY CHARLES & MARGUERITE SMUKLER 
JENNIFER DRAPEAU DON SOLEM & JON KAUFMAN, SOLEM & ASSOCIATES 
EDWIN & ILONA DRECHSEL ZELMA SOPHERS, BLACK PROPERTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION 
IN MEMORY OF KEVIN & TIM DREW LAUREL SPAHR 
BURTON P. EDWARDS CAROL R. STRAND 
JEFFREY L. EICHENFIELD IN MEMORY OF JIMMY (JAMES) TALBOT  
ALISA EINWOHNER LAWRENCE & VIVIAN TALBOT 
ROBERT ENGLISH CLYDE & RUTHANN TAYLOR 
SHARON ENTWISTLE JANICE THOMAS 
RUSSELL G. & ARLINE C. ERB HARVEY & V.D. TIBBALS 
S. OSBORN ERICKSON HERMON TIMMONS 
JEANETTE ETCHEGOIN TRANSACTION FINANCIAL CORPORATION 
JANET EWING & ROBERT HOFFMAN GEORGE & MADELEINE TRILLING 
DAVID E. & GILDA H. FELLER UNIVERSITY AVENUE ASSOCIATION 
DOUGLAS, SARAH & PAUL FIELDING & LAURA TIBBALS UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY 
GALEN & MARY ANN FISHER CAROLYN WALKER 
SCOTT & JENNY FLEMING ROBERT J. & DOROTHY WALKER 
ANDREA FOLEY WAREHAM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION--AMTRAK
IN MEMORY OF MARCUS FOSTER, OAKLAND SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT MAL WARWICK & FORMER CONGRESSMAN RONALD V. DELLUMS
EDNA P. FROEHLICH ALICE WATERS, CHEZ PANISSE
PAUL & JOAN FUJII JEANETTE WEBER
GEORGE ANN GARMS HEINZ P. WEBER
TOM GENN MORI H. WEI
VERNON & NANCY GENN SUSAN E. WENGRAF
BARBARA GILBERT ALBA WITKIN
HAROLD & VICKI GLASER GORDON & EVIE WOZNIAK
ALEXANDER & JUDITH GLASS-OVE WITTSTOCK & THE BERKELEY BOOSTERS GLENN YASUDA & DIANE & GEN YASUDA
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