Friday, June 23, 2017

Evans Elementary Mosaic map completed and installed!

Here is the completed mosaic map of Evesham Township. It is located at the front door of the Evesham Public Library, which is part of the municipal complex. This map shows some of the historical sites and locations in the township spanning the past 60 years and beyond. The township will no doubt continue to grow and change. This map will remain a beautiful art document of what once was.
With principal Diblasi and art teacher Mrs Barber.

Evan's Elementary School Mosaic Map

I had the pleasure of working this past year at the Evans Elementary School in Evasham Township NJ. The school was celebrating its 6oth anniversary. Unfortunately the celebrations came to a halt when the township decided to close the school forever, and relocate all of the students and staff to several other area schools. The principal Nick Diblasi, art teacher Darcy Barber, and I met, along with Allison Hunt from Perkins Center for the Arts. It was decided that I would help the school create a legacy mural, so that the school would never be forgotton. Every person would have the chance to contribute something to this mural, which ended up being installed in the Evesham public library. We created a mosaic map of the township, which reflects the past 60 years, to commemorate the 6oth anniversary of the Evans School. This project held great meaning for me as I spent 8 years living in the township during the time period reflected in this mural. The township has changed greatly. This work will inspire those who view it in the library to, in the words of principal Nick,"explore this mural and find something new. When you find something new, head inside the library, grab a book, and start reading".

Washington Ave Diversity Mosaic Completed

Here is the finished mural. I have added another layer of faculty tiles at the bottom. Thanks to Liz from Young Audiences for this photo! The mural is beautiful and really reflects the incredible diversity of the school. It hangs in the front of school, just next to the main office for anyone who enters the building to see.