The COVID-19 Commemoration Commission has extended the deadline for submitting design proposals from artists for a sculpture that will become the centerpiece of a memorial garden in Ulster County. The Request for Artist Designs will remain open through December 15. The project, planned for a spring installation at the Ulster County Fairground complex, is to be a space for rest and reflection with interpretive signage linked to a comprehensive website which will feature the stories of front-line workers and other members of the community.
The commission, made up of front line workers ranging from nurses, EMS responders and teachers, to food service, police officers and other essential workers, was established in March of 2022. The effort has multiple prongs of focus, including front line workers who put their lives on the line during the pandemic, community members who were lost, as well as the spirit of unity among neighbors as they banded together.
Designs can be submitted by mail or in person to the Office of the Ulster County Executive at 244 Fair Street, Kingston NY 12401 or through the Ulster County Covid-19 website: ulstercountyny.gov/covid-commemorate/
For more information, call 845-340-3800.