In Collective Healing and Reflection, Final Two Power of Art Installations Unveiled

Power of Art Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Photo by Sharon Aron Baron.

By: Sharon Aron Baron

In late 2018, Bloomberg Philanthropies selected the cities of Parkland and Coral Springs, as a winner of its Public Art Challenge.

The project brought the community together in collective healing and reflection following the school shooting that took 17 lives and forever changed so many at Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

The first of five public art pieces included the Temple of Time, by artist David Best which opened to thousands of visitors on February 14, 2019.  The second, created by artists, Steven and William Ladd was a collaborative work called “Growth & Strength.”  The third installation was The Yellow Walk — a 26-hour long performance. 

The final two public art installations: Peace & Love and Big Picture: Resilience will formally open to the public on the second anniversary of the tragedy.

Peace & Love

On Friday, February 14 at 3:00 p.m. multidisciplinary artists Rosario Marquardt and Roberto Behar, R&R Studios will formally unveil the social sculpture, Peace & Love at the Sportsplex Drive and W. Sample Road at 3299 Sportsplex Drive in Coral Springs. 
Big Picture: Resilience

Award-winning photojournalist Carl Juste and C.W. Griffin formally presents the photo collective, Big Picture: Resilience.  Friday, February 14 at 5:00 p.m. at Pine Trails Park 10555, Trails End, Parkland.

Overall, Coral Springs will receive $1 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies. The public is invited to both.  Please arrive early to find ample parking.

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Sharon Aron Baron

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