Tour of Compassion Obelisk Art 450
October 2, 2015 – January 31, 2016
Please Note: This event is from 2015.
The Obelisk Art 450 project was intiated by Compassionate St. Augustine as part of the celebration of the 450th anniversary of the nation's oldest city in 2015. The obelisks are replicas of the 30-foot Monumento de la Constitución and will be on display at various locations in St. Augustine's historic district from October 2, 2015, to January 31, 2016.
Twenty-five obelisks were created by local professional aritsts. Each obelisk represents the values found on the constitution monument in St. Augustine's Plaza de la Constitución: democracy, human rights, freedom, and compassion. They stand eight and a half feet tall, and are done in a wide range of styles.
In addition to Compassionate St. Augustine, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, and the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, local sponsors include Fraser Family Heritage and Oldest Wooden School House, Glenmoor Resort Retirement Community, Mrs. Claudia Gordon, Herbie Wiles Insurance, Allen and Delores Lastinger, Leonard’s, Ray and Linda Matuza, Old Town Trolley Tours, Petros Estate and Retirement Planning, Ring Power Corporation, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and Red Train Tours, St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park, St. Francis Inn and the Compassionate St. Augustine advisory board.
Additionally, 28 four-feet-tall obelisks were created by elementary school children in St. Johns County as part of the project. These make up the Compassion Through the Eyes of Children, which will be exhibited publicly at a location and dates to be determined.
Admission: Free. The Tour of Compassion is a public art exhibit.
When? October 2, 2015, through January 31, 2016.
Where? At various locations throughout St. Augustine's historic district.
Cover photo courtesy of Jackie Hird.
Schedule of Events
Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park
St. Augustine Visitor Information Center: Compassion
St. Augustine Visitor Information Center: Freedom
St. Augustine Visitor Information Center: Democracy
Jan Tomlinson Master
St. Augustine Visitor Information Center: Human Rights
Oldest Wooden School House
Heather Blanton and Xavier "Javi" Brunet
Milltop Tavern Courtyard Castillo de San Marcos
St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine the Courtyard
Pablo Hugo Rozada Vena
Menorcan Pocket Park
Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront Monson Motor Lodge
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine
The Government House
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum of Flagler College
Lightner Museum City Hall
Yarn Bomb Jax
Lewis Auditorium of Flagler College
South Bridge of Lions Avenida Menendez
Roxanne Horvath and Peter Rumpel
South Bayfront Avenida Menendez
Aviles Street at King Street
Wendy Mandel McDaniel
Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse
Villa Flora Brown Hall Renewal Center
John "Jahni" Moore
Dow Museum of Historic Houses
St. Francis Park
Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center at Excelsior School
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida West St. Augustine