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LRU Public Art Installation “Before I Die…” Project

First-Year Experience class of 2022-2023 at Lenoir-Rhyne University will be installing a “Before I Die” wall on campus on
February 21, 2023. An exercise that explores the realities of mortality and the hallmarks of a life well-lived. The wall is a part of a public art project meant to prompt conversations about hopes and dreams and will be installed inside of the Cromer Center on the Hickory LRU campus. The prompt “Before I Die” will be stenciled at the top. During the event students and passersby are invited to interact with the response “I want to….” to contemplate what goals they still want to achieve and observe other accomplishments the world can offer. The installation is open to the public. The Cromer Center is located on 7th Avenue Northeast, Hickory, North Carolina. The wall will remain in place until early April. For more information on the walls and the global project, visit