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Kearns Library

In 2014 the Kearns Library celebrated the 50th year since its opening. To commemorate this event they had a local muralist Melissa Chipman paint a beautiful mural on the concrete retaining wall on the east side of building. With the mural finished, the retaining wall…

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RISE Services – Painted mural

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 and Latinas Adelante – Mosaic Mural

Horizonte School and Latinas Adelante – Mosaic Mural

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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North Davis Preparatory Academy – 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 – Printed tile mural

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 School – Mural and Mosaics

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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Academy Park Housing – Painted Mural

Academy Park Housing – Painted Mural

In July to August 2011 I led a month-long project with a diverse group of about 15 teenagers from the Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake’s teen program in order to create a mural about West Valley City. The result is a bright,…

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Riley Elementary School – Handmade tile mural

Riley Elementary School – Handmade tile mural

I met with students of Riley Elementary for 11 weeks from early January to late March to brainstorm, sketch, and create the tiles for the mural. Included in the project were youth in the after-school program as well as youth in the “Colors of Success”…

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