Unveiling of the Second Art Work in “Inspiring Community Healing After Gun Violence: The Power of Art” Series

Artists Steven & William Ladd Brothers worked with 1,000 community members in a “Scrollathon”

to create art work titled Growth & Strength.

Parkland, FL – Steven and William Ladd, two artists and brothers, will unveil their large-scale collaborative public art project titled “Growth & Strength” during a brief reception. During a two-week period in April, the artists worked with students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) and community organizations, which provided an opportunity and outlet for healing and unity. The artists deploy a unique approach to collaborative art form, called a Scrollathon. View a video of the project here.

In late 2018, Bloomberg Philanthropies selected the Cities of Parkland and Coral Springs, as a winner of its Public Art Challenge. Overall, Coral Springs will receive $1 million from the foundation. The project seeks to bring the community together in collective healing and reflection following the shooting at MSD in February of 2018. The first of five public art pieces included the Temple of Time, by artist David Best. It opened in February 2019 and was ceremoniously burned on May 19, 2019.

WHO: Artists Steven & William Ladd, Mayor Christine Hunchofsky (Parkland) and Vice Mayor Joy Carter
(Coral Springs)

WHAT: Unveiling of Growth & Strength Public Art Installation

WHEN: Saturday, June 8 at 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Parkland Recreation and Enrichment Center (P-REC), 10559 Trails End, Parkland, FL 33076

To confirm your attendance or scheduled an interview, please contact:
Todd DeAngelis @ 954.757.4126

There will be limited opportunity for interviews with the Ladd brothers.
Media interested in interviewing,  the artists, please contact the media relations office @ 954-344-1131