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Cementing Quadra's Community - A Community Mosaic Project 2006, facilitated by S. Shylene Schlackl


Cementing Quadra's Community - A Community Mosaic Project 2006, facilitated by S. Shylene Schlackl
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Artwork DescriptionThe six panels tell the story of Quadra Elementary Scool from the 1912 era to the present day. The process and product all created by the whole student body from design, mosaicing and grouting, documentation and on to the celebration and unveiling events. More than 400 people participated in this Community Unity Project. Sponsorship: Art Starts Grant $2,000; Art Council/City Etc. $3,500; VanCity $150
Artwork StatementLife is Art. Throughout my journey, may I be honest with my Inspiration, my fellow Earth dwellers and myself. Always looking forward to impossible!

About S. Shylene Schlackl

DatesJanuary 15, 1973 in Vancouver, BC
Artist BioAfter years of producing art and developing as an artist, Shylene discovered community art and how she could teach what she does to communities through a community development program. In 2003 she formed the Mosaic The City Community Unity Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating "Community Unity" through creative mosaic projects. Four years later, over 3,000 people have worked on 15+ projects and created 60 mosaics around Victoria and beyond.
Artist Websitewww.mosaicthecity.com

Details

Artwork TypeMosaic
MediumUnglazed tiles on cement board
Unveiled dateJune, 2006
Reference #3764
SiteQuadra School, 3031 Quadra Street
Art CategoryCommunity Public Art
Selection ProcessCivic: Invitational / Commissioned
Municipality/NeighbourhoodVictoria: Hillside-Quadra

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