The statue will be raised in a public ceremony on Wednesday, August 29th at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP).
Vicky has commissioned sculptor Nick Marras to create a life size bronze statue showcasing Chris. "Even though Chris' music touched the lives of missions around the world, there is no better place than Seattle to honor and celebrate both his contribution to music history, as well as Seattle's unique place in popular music, with an enduring symbol of a beloved artist, father, and husband. Our children and I are deeply moved by the continued outpouring of love, compassion, and support, and this is our gift to the Museum of Pop Culture and to Seattle - our gift back to the tight-knit community that gave him his start." - Vicky Cornell
"MoPOP is honored to receive this gift from the Cornell family and pay tribute to one of the most powerful and important voices in popular music," says James Emmons, Artistic Director, MoPOP. "MoPOP serves to celebrate the Seattle music scene and the luminaries who have emerged from the Northwest, and Chris was a key figure who has made a lasting impact on generations worldwide."
Source: Official Press Release
Below: Nick Marras' Instagram Post