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Timely art installation unveiled near Power and Light District

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 19:34:06-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A work of art months in the making was unveiled Monday in the Kansas City Power and Light District in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Robert Castillo created the the piece, which is called “Hold,” last year. It depicts interlocking hands from people of different races.

He said the work was created before the coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide protests over police brutality, but the message still applies.

“When you want to give a clear message, you have to really simplify the detail so that the detail doesn’t district from the message itself,” Castillo said. “I really pared down the detail to have it be as basic as it needs to be and to say what it needs to be."

Castillo said he also wants the piece to give people the opportunity to analyze the feelings that the art invokes.

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