As a tribute to Kara Larson – who passed away in May – the lower facade of the Grasshopper building on Alberta Street is being re-tiled in “Grasshopper colors” as part of a community-based project to honor her memory. The new orange, turquoise and green tiles are interspersed with tiles created at nearby Mimosa Studios by some of the many children who played a part in Larson’s life and were inspired by her vitality and compassion.
“We are very excited to do the tiling project,” said Jennifer Erickson. “Kara could take anything and make it more beautiful. So, that’s what we’re doing – in her spirit – making things just a little more beautiful and meaningful. It will be a true representation of our small and far-reaching community who loved Kara so.”