The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is deeply saddened by the death of Sequoia Whitfield, who was killed in a shooting on August 12, 2020. Sequoia, 19, was a student at Vashon High School and participated in the school’s art education partnership with CAM. A mask he made in this art class is part of the exhibition ArtReach: Vashon High School. He is remembered as a kind, hard-working young man who enjoyed expressing himself creatively.
Our sympathies go out to Sequoia’s family and friends in this moment of great loss. A family memorial fund is being established and we will provide a link to it as soon as it becomes available. We encourage your support.
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