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YEP Glendale Middle School

The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) of the University of Utah is working with a class of students from middle school through high school to help them succeed and become leaders in their community. As part of this venture, they asked me to come and work…

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Dual Immersion Academy Entrance Mosaic

When Dual Immersion Academy contracted me to add some visual interest to their school, my first objective was to make the entrance into the school an exciting experience. As such, I took the existing logo, transformed it into a round medallion shape surrounded by the…

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SLC Art Gardening – Mosaic Art Sculptures and Installations

In September 2013, armed with an Arts Learning Grant from the Salt Lake City Arts Council and a 1300-lb donation of cement from Quikrete, I began collaborating with various youth organizations around the city to create large-scale mosaic installations in many of the city’s community…

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Children First Academy of Phoenix – History Mural

Children First Academy of Phoenix opened the doors of its new campus to students for the first time in late August of this year. Homeless youth in grades K-9 are brought to the school from a wide area of the valley for an educational experience…

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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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Boys and Girls Club of Midvale – Ethnic Diversity Mural

In Spring 2008, I painted a mural about ethnic diversity in the Boys and Girls Club of Midvale, Utah. The result is a painting that reflects aspects of culture that I admire from various cultures (i.e. Brazilian dancing, Indian filmmaking, etc). There is also a…

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