Visit the community mosaic in Murphys Community Park
Beautiful art is often made piece by piece. In May, mosaic artist Robin Modlin puzzled out a mosaic on the bathroom wall in Murphys Community park, and now fanciful flowers, birds and animals smile under a sparkling-tile sun.
Robin led the community in this project, seeking funding from community organizations and captaining an army of volunteers that included mentors and mentees from Calaveras Mentoring. Even passersby stopped to set bits of mosaic into place. Now Robin is ready to start on the steps in front of the library.
When the community pulls together, we can create great things. Community organizations like the Calaveras County Arts Council, the Murphys Community Club, Angels-Murphys Rotary Club and Murphys Library have helped build this work of public art. Quyle Kilns helped with the use of materials and studio space, and individuals like Amanda Sedgwick-Maule made all the difference.
So stop by Murphys Community Park next time you're in Murphys (For Music in the Parks on August 7 maybe?) and enjoy our newest public art.
Robin Modlin conceived, designed, and managed the community project to create a mural in Murphys Community Park.
People volunteered to help, and pieced together the mural in no time.
Children made the faces for the flowers at Quyle Kilns.
So many hands helped make this mural. It was a real community project
Small pieces were made at Quyle Kilns, a local pottery and ceramics studio.
The Calaveras County Arts Council invites you to participate in the Calaveras Artist Studio Tours, which takes place over one weekend in September each year, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Artist Studio Tours gives artists the opportunity to develop relationships with new customers, make sales, secure commissions and share their artistic process and vision with visitors. It's a chance to let others to meet you and see your art in a personal setting.
The tour is free to the public, and visitors create their own self-guided tour using the printed or downloadable brochure.
Benefits of participating
You may host the event in your own home or studio. We are encouraging grouping up, so that no one is left alone unless desired; it's more fun with multiple artists and visitors like seeing multiple artists at each site. If you are hosting an Open Studio, limit the exhibition to your own work and the work of other Open Studio participating artists. There is a maximum of 6 artists per location, including host. All participating artists must pay the application fee; please do not invite artists who have not payed the application fee.
This year we will be exhibiting the artwork of participating artists at the gallery in San Andreas.
We plan a robust advertising campaign in print and social media that will include:
We look forward to your participation in this event, and we will do all we can do to help you make it a successful weekend.
Join the CCAC!
Our membership drive is gearing up! Join or renew your membership before May 15 and get an extra month free!
Calaveras County Arts Council
Our goal is to support, nourish, and awaken the arts in our community.