In honor of the one-year anniversary of the Oct. 1 shooting, Clark County and the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center unveiled an exhibit of the 58 shooting victims. The portraits were created by artists from across the country and around the world. The project was the brainchild of artists Ellen Abramo and Kortney Struempf and organized via Facebook.
Las Vegas Portraits Project
A community of artists across the globe created portraits to honor those who lost their lives on Oct. 1, 2017. The portraits will be gifted to the families.
Portraits of the 58 people killed when a gunman opened fire on a concert crowd on the Las Vegas strip were unveiled just weeks before the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting. "The Las Vegas Portraits Project, 1 October Memorial Exhibit" will be on display through Oct. 19 in downtown Las Vegas. Adrian Murfitt, 35, was a commercial fisherman with a hearty laugh and a love of hockey, according to his sister, Shannon Gothard.
Andrea Castilla was celebrating her 28th birthday in Las Vegas with her sister and boyfriend. "Our entire family is heartbroken," her aunt Marina Parker wrote on her Facebook page.
Angela Gomez, 20, was a 2015 graduate of Riverside Polytechnic High School in Riverside, California.
Austin Meyer, 24, of Marina, California, just moved to Reno, Nevada, to attend Truckee Meadows Community College seeking a degree in transportation technologies.
"If he knew you, he loved you." Austin Davis, 29, pipefitter from Riverside, California.
Bailey Schweitzer, 20, of Bakersfield, California, loved country music and went to the Route 91 Harvest Festival to see some of her favorite acts.
Mary Anne Shafer
30-year-old Brennan Stewart, a resident of Las Vegas, wrote and played country music.
Brett Schwanbeck, 61, attended the festival with his fiancé Anna.
Brian Fraser, 49, a father of four and was "a rock of love and support to his family," reads the gofundme page set up for his family.
Calla Medig, 28, took time off from her job in Alberta, Canada, to attend the festival in Las Vegas, said her boss Scott Collingwood. "She was kind of a rock and, as of Thursday, she would have been our newest manager," Collingwood said.
Cameron Robinson, a Las Vegas city employee, had looked forward to attending the Route 91 Harvest festival with his boyfriend, Bobby Eardley, said friend and colleague Brad Jerbic.
Carly Kreibaum, who was in her early 30's, was a mother of two and beloved wife who was liked by everyone who knew her in her home town of Sutherland, Iowa, friends told KTIV, an NBC affiliate.
Tess Lee Miller
Carolyn “Carrie” Lee Parsons, 31, worked as a staffing manager for Ajilon, a staffing and recruitment firm in Seattle, according to her Facebook and LinkedIn profiles.
Carrie Barnette, 34, was a member of the Disney California Adventure Culinary team for ten years.
A former military veteran, Charleston Hartfield, 34, was an off-duty Las Vegas police officer and youth football coach.
Christiana Duarte, 22, of Torrance, California, was a graduate of the University of Arizona and in her first year working for the Los Angeles Kings hockey team as a "Fan and Services Associate".
Sonia J. Summers
Christopher Hazencomb died protecting his best friend's wife from bullets, his mother said. He loved watching professional wrestling, football and was a fan of the Los Angeles Rams.
Christopher Roybal, 29, was a five-year veteran of the U.S. Navy who served four tours in the Middle East. Roybal attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival with his mother, Debby Allen.
Dana Gardner, 52, was a deputy recorder/county clerk in the San Bernardino County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk's Office. She had worked for the county since 1991.
Denise Burditus, 50, was a mother of two and soon to be grandmother of five.
Patricia Vasquez De Velasco
Denise Cohen, 58, and her boyfriend Derrick "Bo" Taylor, 56, both died at the Las Vegas concert. Denise's son Jeff Rees said his mother was a woman who lived life to the fullest and made everyone around her feel their best.
Rose Ann Holomon
Derrick "Bo" Taylor, 56, had worked for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 1988. Derrick attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival with his girlfriend Denise Cohen, 58, who also died in the shooting.
Doreen Anderson of Anchorage, Alaska, was a stay-at-home wife and mother with a passion for the Alaska Aces, a minor league hockey team that recently disbanded and was sold to the parent company of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers. She had been a member of the Aces’ “Cowbell Crew.”
Jennifer Mireles Pottish
Erick Silva, 21, was working as a private security guard at the music festival when he was killed while trying to help people get out of the venue safely.
Hannah Ahlers, 34, of Beaumont, California, was a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, was "beautiful inside and out and loved life and people," according to her family.
Heather Warino Alvarado, 35, was a mother of three. Alvarado made a three-hour drive from her southern Utah home to Las Vegas to take her daughter to the country music festival.
Jack Beaton, 54, was a father of two children. Beaton was killed while shielding his wife from the gunfire, his son Jake Beaton wrote on social media.
Jennifer Irvine, 42, was an attorney from San Diego.
James Sonny Melton, 29, was a registered nurse. Melton shielded his wife from gunfire when he was fatally shot, according to the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tennessee, where he worked.
Jenny Parks, 35, was a mother of three and a kindergarten teacher from Palmdale, California. She leaves behind husband Bobby, who was also shot but survived
Natalie Pineau Guitare
Jessica Klymchuk, 28, worked as an educational assistant, librarian and bus driver at St. Stephen's School in Valleyview, Alberta, Canada
Jordan McIldoon, 23, of Maple Ridge, British Columbia, was a mechanics apprentice.
John Phippen, 56, a Santa Clarita native, was a "simple man who enjoyed the simple things in life," according to his friend, Leah Nagyivanyi.
Jordyn Rivera, 21, was a graduate of Bonita High School. She was attending Cal State San Bernardino, where she was studying health-care management
Kelsey Meadows, 28, returned to teach children in her hometown of Taft, California, at her alma mater, Taft Union High School.
Keri Galvan, 31, of Thousand Oaks, California, was the mother of three young children all under the age of 11.
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Kurt Von Tillow, 55, was "the most patriotic person you've ever met," according to his brother-in-law, Mark Carson.
Laura Shipp, 50, was a dispatcher at an air conditioner company. She had moved to Las Vegas to be closer to her son Corey Shipp, a Marine Corps reservist, and the two attended the concert together. Corey survived the shooting.
Lisa Patterson, 46, was the mother of three children.
Lisa Romero-Muniz, 48, was high school secretary from Gallup, New Mexico
Melissa Ramirez, 26, graduated from Cal State Bakersfield in 2014 with a degree in business administration.
Michelle Vo, 32, was a 2003 graduate of San Jose's Independence High School.
Neysa Tonks, 46, was a mother of three and a "great mother, colleague and friend," who had brought "much joy, fun and laughter" to others, according to a statement from her employer Technologent.
Lisa Anne Lay
Pati Mestas, 67, “loved country music,” her family told NBC. The Menifee, California, resident was killed Sunday at the Las Vegas concert “she waited so long to go to,” Mestas family said.
Quinton Robbins, 20, was a University of Nevada, Las Vegas, student from Henderson, Nevada.
Rachael Parker, 33, was a police records technician for the Manhattan Beach Police Department for10 years.
Rhonda LeRocque, 42, of Tewksbury, Massachusetts. LeRocque was in Las Vegas to attend the country music festival with her husband and 7-year-old daughter, both of whom survived the attack unharmed.
Rocio Guillen, 40, was a mother of four.
Sandy Casey, was a 35-year-old middle school special education teacher from Manhattan Beach, California.
Stacee Etcheber, 50, of Novato, California. Etcheber was at the concert with her husband, San Francisco police officer Vincent Etcheber, before the two separated as Vincent jumped in to aid the wounded.
Steven Berger, a financial adviser who lived in Shorewood, Minnesota, attended the concert with his roommate and other friends. Berger was the father of three, aged 15, 11, and 8.
Margo Mam Thach
Susan Smith, 53, is remembered by the Simi Valley Unified School District as "the hub" of Vista Fundamental Elementary in Simi Valley, California.
Tara Roe Smith, 34, of Alberta, Canada, was a wife and a mother of two. Her aunt said Smith was "a beautiful soul" and "a wonderful mother."
Nicol Kimura, 38, of Orange County, California. Kimura's survivors include her parents, a sister and the friends who were with her when she died.
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Thomas Day, Jr., 54, was a father of four who rounded up his grown children to attend the Route 91 Harvest festival before he was shot and killed.
Victor Link, 55, was a music lover and father from San Clemente, California. He had attended the festival with his fiancée Lynn Gonzales.
Bill Wolfe, Jr. and his wife, Robyn, were celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary in Las Vegas on the night of the shooting. Wolfe was a youth wrestling and Little League baseball coach in Pennsylvania.