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Mosaic Tile by Oakton school kids, installation at Oakton School,Photo By Louis Perlia

Oakton School Mosaic tile project.
Diane R. Johnson June 16, 2014 at 12:54 PM
Beautiful jewel like colors! How many kids got to work on this?
mdefor1234 June 16, 2014 at 07:26 PM
Who was the lead artist/artists?
Marge Morris June 16, 2014 at 11:24 PM
This mosaic piece was conceptualized, designed and constructed entirely by students in grades 3-5 at Oakton School, led by visual artist Mirtes Zwierzynski from the Chicago Public Art Group. More than 150 students participated over a 2 month period. These images came out of how the children imagined the ideas of generations, growth and change, and community as we prepare to celebrate our 100th birthday. They put a great deal of time and effort into it. We love the vibrancy, sense of joy, fun and whimsy they created and are thrilled with the result! The project was made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. The Oakton PTA is currently fundraising to finish paying for the mosaic and other centennial activities scheduled for next school year. If any Oakton alums or community members who support the arts would like to make a contribution, we would appreciate it! Donations can be made directly to "The Oakton Centennial Fund" and sent to the school. We hope you'll join us for our community birthday celebration on September 13, 2014!
Esther Lieberman June 17, 2014 at 10:36 AM
I'm happy to learn the details of this mosaic. Considering the fact that students made it happen I think its a fine expression. Congratulations Oakton School!!

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