A COVID memorial will be dedicated to Laumeier Sculpture Park | Subway
SUNSET HILLS — A memorial to those who lost their lives in the coronavirus pandemic is dedicated Sunday at Laumeier Sculpture Park.
The opening reception for the “Rose River Memorial” is being held at the Aronson Fine Arts Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, with a dedication ceremony, including a virtual message from artist Marcos Lutyens, scheduled for 11:30 a.m., officials said. Park. .
The memorial, which uses handcrafted red roses to represent those who have passed away, has traveled the country since its debut in August 2020. The Laumeier Exhibit will use 10,000 Girl Scout-made roses for an installation in Kansas City at the Fall 2020. 2021, plus at least 6,000 more from Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, Perennial STL, and park visitors.
A rose-making station will be located inside the Fine Arts Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in the Kranzberg Education Lab from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
State officials say 15,417 Missourians have died from COVID-19.
The event is free. A virtual vigil, also free, is being held Monday at 7 p.m., but an RSVP is required. The RSVP can be found on the park calendar.
The memorial is the final piece in Laumeier’s spring exhibition, Salutary Sculpture, to be unveiled, the park said.
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