Monday, July 14, 2008

mosaic monday

this week's mosaic is an actual mosaic being created in my lovely downtown.

over 140 young artists are spending a good amount of their summer vacation working on a huge art project just down from my office. the CityArts project is sponsored by amazement square, a wonderful children's museum on the riverfront in lynchburg. when completed, the mosaic will cover 4800 square feet, making it the largest outdoor art project in virginia. the mosaic tells the history of lynchburg along the james river, from pre-civilization and the monacan indians to the industrial revolution and modern day. the first phase was completed last summer. the young volunteers shown above are busy working on phase two.

it will take several years to complete the mosaic. you can give your support to the project and young artists by purchasing a tile (or two or three or ten) through the "buy a tile - build a dream" effort. I'm walking my donation down this week. see amazement square's website to see how you can participate too.