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.”

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.

Ascension to a Higher State of Being was dedicated January 15, 2018 during the Martin Luther King memorial at the Attucks Theatre.

See more photos of Ascension to a Higher State of Being here

Photo credit (photo #1) by Dave Chance photographyDave Chance photographyDave Chance photography

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