800-pound opioid spoon to stop in Wallingford for signing by loved ones

800-pound opioid spoon to stop in Wallingford for signing by loved ones



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The creator of an 800-pound heroin spoon is scheduled to bring one of his sculptures, an artistic comment on the nationwide opioid crisis, to Wallingford.

The spoon sculpture is slated to be displayed at Tricircle Inc.’s Recovery Block Party, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at PNA Park, 171 N. Plains Industrial Road.

Last June, Stamford art gallery owner Fernando Luis Alvarez and artist-activist Domenic Esposito dropped one of the spoon sculptures in front of Purdue Pharma, a pharmaceutical company that allegedly downplayed the addictiveness of the opioid OxyContin.

Esposito is currently touring the East Coast on a 10-state "Honor Tour," developed to allow those who have lost loved ones due to the opioid crisis with an opportunity to sign the spoon, according to a statement announcing the tour.

Esposito created a special, blank-canvased 800-pound spoon sculpture to display in numerous cities. Wallingford is the only stop in Connecticut.

Registration for the Recovery Block Party is $5. For more information go to www.tricircleinc.com.

Esposito is the founder of the Opioid Spoon Project. For more information on the project go to www.theopioidspoonproject.com.

 


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