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Rose River Memorial
May 17 @ 9:00 am - September 4 @ 4:00 pmFree
The Rose River Memorial is a grassroots community art movement that honors and grieves the many lives lost during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. We aspire to create a felt rose as a symbol of grief for every life lost.
Artist Marcos Lutyens collaborated with Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center to create a Rose River Memorial on Maui at the Hui’s Makawao campus to honor the lives lost to COVID-19 in the State of Hawai‘i. Members of the Maui community have made more than 500 felt roses in remembrance of their loved ones. Maui’s healthcare workers, students, non-profit organizations, council members, government employees, and families have all contributed to the project.
The memorial will be on display and open to the public at Hui No‘eau from May 17 – September 4, 2021. Ultimately the roses made for the Hui’s installation will be gathered and mailed to be part of a larger exhibit in Washington D.C. in 2022.
We invite the community to visit the Hui, view the outdoor memorial, and reflect on the pandemic and its impacts on our community and our world. Please observe social distancing and wear masks when viewing the memorial.
Open Wednesday through Friday.