Painters at Venice Art Walls Memorialize Hit-and-Run Victim Alice Gruppioni
The 32-year-old Italian newlywed killed during the Venice Beach boardwalk hit-and-run that also injured 16 others has been memorialized in a new painting on the Venice Art Walls.
The installation showed a doe-eyed, brown-haired woman with white angel wings and a golden halo above her head. An inscription to the left read, “IN MEMORY OF ALICE GRUPPIONI 8-3-13.” The right side of the mural had her name in large print in hues of purple with a giant star dotting the ‘i.’
Alice Gruppioni was fatally struck earlier this month while on her honeymoon with new husband Christian Casadei, who also was injured in the attack.
Nathan Louis Campbell, 38, has been charged with one count of murder and 16 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and 17 counts of hit-and-run for allegedly driving his 2008 Dodge Avenger deliberately down the boardwalk Saturday, Aug. 3, and striking pedestrians.
The artists in December also commemmorated the victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut with a mural.
– Venice Dispatch
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