1 October Memorial Design Concept & Creative Expressions Exhibit
The recommended design for the 1 October Memorial project is on display. The exhibit includes a display of creative expressions received from the public during the memorial development process. The public is welcome to view the exhibit in the Rotunda Gallery (located on the first floor of the Clark County Government Center) from September 11 to October 19. The Government Center is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The exhibit features a model and story boards from JCJ Architecture highlighting its “Forever One Memorial” with a garden area, a tower of glass with 58 candles, and 22,000 lights representing the number of people in attendance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in October 2017. The exhibit includes a video monitor showing images of the memorial design concept as well as an assortment of creative expression submissions. Creative expressions submissions also can be viewed in an online gallery on the memorial committee’s website at ClarkCountyNV.gov/1OctoberMemorial.
Also included are The Art of Healing Mural and Angels of Love exhibits that were created in remembrance of the first year after 1 October. The mural, containing nine large teddy bear images representing the 58 lives lost on 1 October, was created by local artists and students at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. The public was invited to write condolence messages on the mural the first year it was on display. The Angels of Love exhibit, created by a California-based nonprofit organization, contains stained glass angels in remembrance of those who perished and the hundreds who were injured, as well as memorabilia dedicated to first responders who sprang into action to help victims. A sculpture of two butterflies on display represents the victims of the attack who succumbed to their injuries in the years after.