Based on feedback from our community brainstorming sessions, artist Laura McLaughlin created this design for the mural. Next, Laura will paint out the design on hardibacker boards that will be used as our template. We will then invite the community back to make personalized clay medallions to incorporate. Finally, we will ask the community to help us break up the tile and build the mosaic by adhering the tile to the template. When the building process is complete, Laura will install the mosaic on the exterior wall of the building.
The library hosted mural planning session on November 7 and December 17. We asked community members to tell us what they love about South Park, its rich history, and ambitions for the future. Mural artist, Laura McLaughlin led brainstorming activities to help generate ideas for what will be represented in the final design.
Students at the South Park Middle School met with Artist Laura McLaughlin on March 6, 2019 to create medallions that will be incorporated into the mosaic. The clay medallions will be unique and hand-crafted and will allow community members to add a personal touch to the mosaic. Laura will paint and fire them and they will added to the mosaic when the build phase begins.
The South Park Library “Heart of the Community” Mural will be located
along the exterior of the library.
Stay tuned to the Park News, library’s website, library’s newsletter, Facebook page, and this blog for upcoming mural events that the public can participate in
as we enter the building phase of this exciting project!
On February 20, 2019 the South Park Middle School Mural Club met with artist Laura Jean McLaughlin to brainstorm ideas for the mural.
South Park Township Library is currently in the process of creating a mural that will be displayed outside the library.
We hope that this blog will provide the community with updates and other information in regards to the design and construction of this mural!