The art installation is located at the Northridge Recreation Center.
Nearly two years after the STEM School shooting, which claimed the life of Kendrick Castillo, a Colorado Girl Scout has brought an art installation together to help the community heal from the tragic event.
A senior at STEM School, Grace Bielefeldt collaborated with local artist James Holmes to earn her Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouts, and together, they were able to create a permanent piece at the Northridge Recreation Center—this is where Grace and her fellow classmates were taken following the shooting.
"For a lot of people, I think myself included, the rec center has a lot of memories that aren’t necessarily good ones," Bielefeldt told CBS Denver. "So I wanted to take this place to brighten it up a little bit, make it into something that isn’t necessarily a place of fear but a place of hope."
The art installation is in remembrance of the shooting, as well as to raise awareness on mental health. Per Bielefeldt, it's meant to symbolize change and growth.
"I’ve also considered it kind of a healing journey kind of thing for me," she said. "It’s kind of let me give back to the community but also come to terms with what happened, instead of sinking into this dark area I’m kind of creating something new."
You can view the piece at the Northridge Recreation Center in Highlands Ranch.