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New date: Time to assemble the finished poppies!

Jen Rose Poppy Process- installed poppies close up

Due to the weather forecast this event is being rescheduled from Wednesday, April 17 to Wednesday, April 24, same time and place.

Valor and Sacrifice is a public art project designed by artist Jen Rose for the City of Lewisville in connection with The Wall that Heals exhibition that will be in Lewisville May 2-5.

Valor and Sacrifice includes the creation of 750 red ceramic poppies through two public workshops lead by Rose, and an installation of the completed poppies at the site of The Wall that Heals. The red poppy originated after World War I as a universal symbol for veterans and has since been adopted for veterans of any war. The power of this art installation lies in the clustering of individual poppies to form a strong visual impact where installed, and the community involvement of making the poppies.

The public is invited to participate in the creation of these poppies.

  • NEW DATE: April 24, 4-7 p.m (or until the Poppy assembly is complete, which could be before 7 p.m.).:Visit the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles, to assemble the finished poppies onto their metal “stems” to prepare them for installation. This activity is suited for children ages 8 or older.

The Poppies will be on view and installed at The Wall that Heals site, May 2-5, just west of the Bob Wiseman Soccer Complex at Lewisville Lake Park, 200 Lake Park Road.

Following the conclusion of The Wall That Heals, the poppies will be collected and re-installed at another City of Lewisville location yet to be determined.

This project is being paid for in part by a City of Lewisville Artist Microgrant. Learn more about the Artist Microgrant and other art grants available through the City of Lewisville on our website.


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