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.
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Calaveras County Arts Council
Our goal is to support, nourish, and awaken the arts in our community.