Artists create 58 portraits of Las Vegas shooting victims

September 17, 2018 - 12:03 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Artists from around the world have memorialized the 58 people killed in last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas with individual portraits of each victim.

The paintings, drawings and digital art will be displayed in Las Vegas starting Monday until they are given to the victims' families in October.

Artist Ellen Abramo said she organized the effort after participating in a similar project commemorating the 49 victims of the 2016 mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub.

Abramo said she hopes the portraits are meaningful gifts that show the families who have lost loved ones that there are people out there who care about what they went through.

The portraits are scheduled to be displayed at the Clark County Government Center until Oct. 4, when a reception will be held for participating artists and the families of those they painted.

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