Wednesday, September 05, 2007

ARTS Mosaic Project


ARTS Miramar Mosaic Project

All summer, every Thursday, a group of kids from the
Miramar military base came to ARTS, to create a mosaic table and benches for their community center. They started from scratch....sketching designs, breaking tiles, attaching the pieces and grouting. On August 30th, Rob Tobin, (artist in residence at ARTS) and I went up to Miramar to dedicate the project to the kids, and they were in awe of their accomplishment! Here are the kids enjoying the paparazzi...after the ceremony, which was short and sweet (it must have been 100 degrees), they enjoyed a snack of juice and cookies at their new table!

The benches spell out "Friendship"..it's a little hard to read but if you stand back far enough, you can see it pretty clearly! And the table shows several smiling kids, standing in a circle holding hands.

2 comments:

Plain Jane said...

What a great project and sense of accomplishment for those kids! Special kudos to you and Rob.

Virginia S said...

What great work, the kids did an excellent job!
And good work to you for working through the pain.