Controversial exhibit comments on guns and mass killings

Posted at 7:54 PM, Apr 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-05 21:54:23-04

ST. GEORGE, Utah - A Dixie State University exhibit that provides commentary on guns and mass killings is creating controversy.

The installation piece was created in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.

The artists wanted the piece to encourage a reaction and discussion about what it means.

"We wanted a dialogue to be opened up about it. Whether or not it's about gun control whether that was about individual rights, whether that was about specific legal issues, the dialogue needed to be opened up" said April Subashe, one of the installation's creators.

Some like the piece, but others are going so far as to call on Dixie State University to remove the piece.

In a statement to FOX 13, Dixie State University says it supports the first amendment right to free speech and free expression for all students, faculty and staff.