It is an air exchange intake vent. Looks kind of like a missile silo, doesn't it?
What could help? Nettie & Friends; mosaic artist Lori Greene; enthusiastic students, and community members.
One day last May, while my brother was visiting, we started the process of prepping tiles:
Lori worked with students to design the "wrap around mural" for the air exchange.
We worked with families at an all school event last June and with community groups throughout the year at Mosaic on a Stick in Saint Paul.
Almost a year later, Lori and I gathered all of the panels and jumped for joy that we did, indeed, have all 19 pieces to cover the air exchange.
On a lovely day in mid-May Lori, Marsha and I installed the mosaic in the courtyard at Maxfield School.
Two days later, Lori grouted the entire piece.
I must admit, when I walk by the courtyard windows, my heart is lifted by the beauty I see. I am proud of this work, this project, this contribution to community. Thank you for your support throughout the mosaic process.
Come join us for the end of the year Maxfield Family BBQ on June 7th, 2012 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM and join us as we celebrate the beauty...