Archive for Salt Lake City

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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Dual Immersion Academy Bilingual Culture Mural

Traditional icons of United States and Latin culture are shown in this mural designed and painted by me for Dual Immersion Academy in Salt Lake City, UT. To depict Latin and U.S. culture, in cooperation with the teachers and administration of D.I.A. I chose 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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How to create a large-scale mosaic sculpture using EPS foam (expanded polystyrene) and Quikrete

How to create a large-scale mosaic sculpture using EPS foam (expanded polystyrene) and Quikrete

Before starting this tutorial, I would love to give a huge “thank you” to the Salt Lake City Arts Council for providing an Arts Learning Grant so I could create this project, and to Quikrete for graciously donating the Repair mortar and Fast-setting concrete mix…

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TURN City Center for the Arts – Mosaic sign

TURN City Center for the Arts – Mosaic sign

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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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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Seven Peaks Waterpark – Tropical Mural Paintings

From the outside, not much remains of the look of Salt Lake’s Wild Wave Pool (later named Raging Waters when it expanded into a water park). Where very simple waves used to surround the entrance buildings to the park, now large leaves, flowers and vine…

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