Public art sparkles in Murphys
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.
7/12/2019 06:32:52 am
What a wonderful community we live in. Thank you Robin and Quyle Kilns and the volunteers who made it all happen. We love you!
7/12/2019 07:59:13 am
Thank you Calaveras County Arts Council for your support! I am hoping that the enthusiasm for this project will spin out more and more public art that involves the community and delights the senses! It was only possible because of the many happy hands and hearts of my Merry Mosaic-ers! Lets see what we can do next year!
7/12/2019 09:51:46 am
This amazing art piece brightens up the whole park. Thank you to Robin, all of your artist volunteers and donors for bringing this to fruition.
7/12/2019 10:06:59 am
Stunning! Kudos to all!
7/13/2019 08:01:29 am
Robin created a masterpiece and is one of the nicest woman I know. This is truly a great addition of wonderment and beauty to our park. I am on the board of MURPHYS COMMUNITY CLUB and so happy she came to us with this concept. Even the initial drawing made me smile. Thank you Robin
7/14/2019 08:59:25 am
What a beautiful mosaic. It is a proud day for Murphys. Please relocate the dog bag dispenser and mosaic over it.
8/7/2019 03:12:04 pm
Hey Jean, sorry you do not see how our mosaic is purposeful and interactive...the signs and poop bag holders needed to stay.....we incorporated it with the dog nearby.....sometimes mosaics can reflect a bit of humor and whimsy.....
7/14/2019 04:50:36 pm
What an inspired way to bring happiness, light and joy to an entire community and all who visit as well. Blessings and gratitude to Robin Modlin and all her helpers.
7/14/2019 08:14:58 pm
Looks so good . Can't wait to help with stairs. I'm sure they will be a little challenging
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