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TURN City Center for the Arts

TURN City Center for the Arts

Mosaic sign I designed and created with the adults at Turn City Center for the Arts, a day program for adults with disabilities. The logo of Turn Services contains the word “TURN” in all caps, with a solitary leaf in the middle. I thought that…

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OUTRAGE! Anti-Tobacco Youth Group

OUTRAGE! Anti-Tobacco Youth Group

In August 2013 I worked with the awesome teens of the OUTRAGE! anti-tobacco youth program of the Salt Lake County Health Department to paint this 9×18 foot mural. While one of the quickest and simplest projects I’ve ever done (one day brainstorming, two days wall…

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RISE Services

In June and July of 2013 I worked with the teens of RISE Services, Inc. to brainstorm, design and paint a mural based on their mission statement, “Creating opportunities for and with people.” For this project, we focused on the “with” aspect of that mission…

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Horizonte School

Horizonte School

In October 2012 I was approached by Alissa Tolley of Latinas Adelante, a program of the University of Utah created to foster independence and excellence in teenage parents by developing lifelong skills. I was asked to help develop a project that would be valuable for…

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Harmony Park Housing

The teens and staff of the Leadership and Resiliency Program of the Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake met with me and some of the local youth from the Harmony Park housing complex to brainstorm, design, and paint this mural in their community…

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NDPA Pillar Mosaics

Chantal Esquivias is a Spanish teacher at NDPA and a native of Spain. Esquivias loved the school but thought that the building’s facade could be transformed to support the aesthetic point of view of the school’s Spanish immersion program. In early 2011 Esquivias contacted me…

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Viewmont Elementary School

I met with youth from Viewmont Elementary School in Murray once a week between October 2011 and January 2012. Students were chosen from the sixth grade classes of the school as well as from the population of youth receiving special education services. As the ability…

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Kearns Junior High

Teenagers at Kearns Junior High worked with me from October 2011 until April 2012 to create a 60-foot-long work of art showing the core values they represent. For the first stage of the project the youth brainstormed and sketched ways to show the value statement…

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