“Rose River Memorial is a grassroots, community art movement led by artist Marcos Lutyens that uses hand-crafted red roses to honor and grieve the many lives lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. The installation at Laumeier will reflect on the tens of thousands of lives lost specifically in Missouri.”
The Opening Reception for the the Rose River Memorial runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At 11:30 AM begins the Dedication which features a virtual message from artist Marcos Lutyens, comments from Salutary Sculpture co-curator Dana Turkovic and representatives from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri – who helped make roses for the installation – and an interfaith prayer led by Rev. Jim Poinsett, Executive Director at Interfaith Partnership STL.
Visitors are also invited to make roses throughout the day. A rose-making station will be located inside the Aronson Fine Arts Center from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. as well as in the Kranzberg Education Lab from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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