Thursday, March 14, 2013

50th Anniversary Mosaic Preview

Progress: We. Are. Almost. Done. 

Our 50th Anniversary exterior mosaic which consists of five, 3'x4' ceramic panels depicting events since 1962 has been a labor of love. Every single tile was handcrafted by my talented students in all grades including preschool and kindergarten. 

The artsy staff at Bear Tavern have poured support into the project in so many way. Not only did they make their own fabulous tiles but have been there to offer advice, extra time filling in holes and general positive spirits.

Our Artist-in-Residence, Jessica Liddell, is pulling together all of the pieces. I am coordinating installation as you read this entry. She will return to grout when spring arrives. 

Check back for updates on the final install and finished panels or stop by the main entrance to Bear Tavern sometime soon!

Update: April 16, 2013
There she is...Jessica Gorlin-Liddell our Artist-in-Residence installing tiles to fill in the spaces. 

Here are the panels that the awesome HVRSD Facilities guys installed last week.


  1. This looks like an amazing, marathon arty event. I wouldn't know where to begin when taking on such a challenge. You must have a fantastic team around you.

  2. Hi Gretchen, Marathon Arty event describes it well! Smile.
    We are working with an Artist in Residence which is the main component to this huge project. There is no way that we could do a mural of this size and detail without her heading this project.

    Feel free to email me any time if you have more. Questions on creating a mural for your school.

  3. This is gorgeous, and I love how you integrated all the children, art, history, and our school! Great job. Thank you all!

  4. Looks great! I'm always so impressed with how the schools pull projects like this off! Really beautiful to see.