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New public art at Church St. “Ascension to a Higher State of Being”

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The Church St./Attucks Public Art Planning Committee selected artist Ayokunle Odeleye to design and create artwork to “celebrate the rich history and reflect the diversity of the cultural heritage of Church Street welcoming everyone to a place of inclusion.”

Ascension to a Higher State of Being” was installed November 11, 2017.  The 30 ft. stainless steel sculpture signals a gateway, transition and connector to downtown.  4 concrete sculptures house metal plates with text selected by the community.

See photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/seldenarcadegallery/albums/72157669817010322

Dedicated: January 15, 2018 during the Martin Luther King memorial at the Attucks Theatre.