June 20, 2021
Who is Monumental?
The Moss Arts Center announces a community and campus project that will celebrate impactful community members and challenge traditional expectations of public monuments and the selective history represented in our public spaces.
Monuments, a site-specific outdoor projection installation by artist Craig Walsh, will celebrate unsung community members who impact the New River Valley region. The installation will take place over several weeks in spring 2022 with an unforgettable set of outdoor images. It will be free and open to the public.
Fueled by a broad campus and community process, Monuments seeks your nominations of individuals who:
- Are extraordinary and routinely go above and beyond to make the world better
- Are not already regionally recognized for their work—they are "unsung"
- Live or work in—or have strong connections to—the New River Valley region (Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski counties; and the city of Radford)
For full consideration, please submit your nomination by midnight on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
Monuments will emphasize community impact beyond the campus of Virginia Tech. University involvement doesn't preclude nomination, but this project, in keeping with Virginia Tech's land grant status, seeks to celebrate service in the commonwealth beyond the campus. Special consideration will be taken to include BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) candidates and/or whose efforts advance equity in the region.
Presented in partnership with the Center for Humanities and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention