June 4, 2021

Art Project Will Remember Those Lost To COVID-19

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art

An Indiana artist is working on a project to remember those lost to COVID-19.

Fernando Lozano was invited by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art to create an art installation where the community can honor loved ones.

“This art installation is for the community, to have a healing process and to remember those who passed away during the pandemic,” Lozano said.

Anyone is welcome to submit a 30 second remembrance video for the art installation through the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s website.

The video can include a name, the state and who is being remembered.

“What do you remember that makes you happy, sad, anything,” Lozano said.

The "We Remember" exhibition is created in the tradition of Dia de los Muertos, the Mexican holiday where family and friends gather to pray for and to remember those who have died.

The exhibit will start in October and will be in conjunction with the museum’s 100th anniversary.

Lozano was born and raised in Mexico City and moved to Vincennes several years ago. Some of his work has recently been showcased in Indianapolis and Vincennes.

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