Community Collaborations

For the past 15 years, I have had the privilege and pleasure of working with a wide range of communities to imagine, design, fabricate and install collaborative, “public art works”.  Most of these projects have evolved in the form of mosaic murals.  As you will see in the “Gallery”, some of the collaborations have resulted in painted tile walls, painted murals or a series of mixed-media panels.  Many of the community projects thus far have been collaborations with grammar school aged children ranging in age from preschool through 5th grade.  Several of the projects shared in the “Gallery” pages were created by and with adults in a unique retirement community called The Academy Village.

For more information about how to fund a community-based project, please feel welcome to contact me!  I am always happy to work together on the actual grant-writing process for a proposed collaborative project.  (see resume for a list of earlier projects funded by the Arizona Commission on the Arts).

This gallery is devoted to images of collaborative projects created by school-aged children, adults who live at The Academy Village or children in various clinic settings in Tucson, Arizona.  All of these projects were created between 2004 and 2014.   The majority of the work is hand-made ceramic tiles made by the community participants.  Included in this gallery are some hand-painted tile projects as well as a Faux Batik wall hanging made by children ages 7-9 in a school setting.

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