BOSTON, May 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston-based artist-activist and founder of The Opioid Spoon Project (OSP), Domenic Esposito known for his signature 800-lb metal opioid spoon sculptures as a form of protest, enters the second week of his 10-State "Honor Tour," to include spoon displays in CT, RI, NH and the city of Boston May 18 & 19th, 2019. The tour, created by Esposito as a way of "giving back" to the opioid-stricken community, began May 11, in Domenic's home state, Massachusetts. Crowds welcomed Esposito and waited on line to leave the signatures of loved ones lost to the crisis, on the spoon, which included the Mayor of Cambridge, Marc McGovern, who hosted the tour in Cambridge, and personally signed the spoon.
Esposito garnered national attention for his massive spoon sculptures created to look like a burnt opioid spoon and placing them at the doorsteps of the architects he deems responsible for the opioid crisis, including Purdue Pharma, Rhodes Pharma and the FDA.
The Honor Tour's second week will include four states in two days, and mark the last stop in MA:
- WALLINGFORD, CT: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10 AM – 12 PM EDT.
- PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 3 PM – 5 PM EDT
- BOSTON, MA: Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 9 AM – 1 PM EDT
- CONCORD, NH: Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3 PM – 5 PM EDT
Each tour stop will continue to incorporate two-hour stops in each city, allowing members of the public to view and sign the spoon and hear remarks from Esposito and special guests.
"The reaction to the tour was overwhelming and humbling, surpassing my expectations in so many ways, and made me feel like I was meeting cherished family members. I look forward to continuing the tour and getting to know many more individuals who have been affected by the opioid epidemic. I feel grateful to have an opportunity to share the spoon, and the memories of those who we lost," Esposito stated.
The Honor Tour will continue through May via New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, ending June 8th in the City of Philadelphia.
For full tour schedule: http://www.theopioidspoonproject.com/the-honor-tour/
For media inquiries: Cheryl Riley [email protected], 202.403.7971.
For information about OSP: www.theopioidspoonproject.com
SOURCE Domenic Esposito