Mosaic Project

The Emmanuel College Peace and Justice Mosaic Project engaged the broader community to create a mosaic exploring peace and social justice at Emmanuel and beyond. With guidance from the lead artists at Red Dress Productions, Emmanuel community members built the mosaic and brought a diversity of voices together in a single work splayed across two panels. The mosaic will ultimately hang in the halls of Emmanuel as a statement, a focal point for teaching, and as an artistic accent.

We dedicated the mosaic with a beautiful service on Wednesday, March 26. Alumna Lauren Hodgson and Sarah Chapman preached on their experience working on the mosaic and everyone present had an opportunity to lay their hands on it and transfer a prayer into it.

The dedication liturgy wrapped up the mosaic project beautifully. Photo: Shaw Kazabowski-Houston, Emmanuel College

The dedication liturgy wrapped up the mosaic project beautifully. Photo: Shawn Kazabowski-Houston, Emmanuel College

The last tile was placed in the mosaic just before 1pm on Friday, March 21–right on schedule–and the grouting took place over the following weekend. We are especially grateful to Tristan Whiston and Anna Camilleri at Red Dress Productions, and to Katie and Chantelle for their guidance and contributions.

Many hands make light--and beautiful--work.

Many hands make light–and beautiful–work. Photo: Emmanuel College Student Society (ECSS)

We completed the left panel on Friday, March 21. The right panel was already back in the other studio for grouting.

We completed the left panel on Friday, March 21. The right panel was already back in the other studio for grouting. Photo: ECSS

Images from consultation

Images from the first mosaic consultation Photo: Red Dress Productions

If you didn’t received a bookmark, you can print your own.

Important Mosaic Dates

Consultations

Wed, Jan 15, 12pm-1:30pm
Tues, Jan 21, 4pm-5:30pm
Tues, Feb 11, 12pm–1:30pm

Liturgies

During the liturgy to begin work, we smashed pottery to acknowledge many broken relationships. Photo: Emmanuel College Student Society

During the liturgy to begin work on the mosaic, we smashed pottery to acknowledge many broken relationships. Photo: ECSS

 

Wed, Feb 26: 1:30pm Begin Work
Wed, Mar 26: 1:30pm Commission the Mosaic

Open Studio

Nearly sixty people directly contributed to the mosaic, either by adding tiles or input into the design.

Nearly sixty people directly contributed to the mosaic, either by adding tiles or input into the design. Photo: ECSS

Wed, Feb 26: 4pm–7pm Open Studio
Thurs, Feb 27: 10am–1pm Open Studio
Tues, Mar 4: 2pm–5pm Open Studio
Wed, Mar 5: 4pm–7pm Open Studio
Fri, Mar 7: 10am–1pm Open Studio
Mon, Mar 10: 10am–1pm Open Studio
Tues, Mar 11: 2pm–5pm Open Studio
Wed, Mar 12: 3pm–7pm Open Studio
Tues, Mar 18: 2pm–5pm Open Studio
Wed, Mar 19: 4pm–7pm Open Studio
Fri, Mar 21: 10am–1pm Open Studio

All are invited to participate: students, faculty, staff, alumni, affiliates, community members.

 

2 thoughts on “Mosaic Project

  1. I think these panels are awesome, my only thought is the fist in the top panel seems a little violent. While I understand its representations of the fight against oppression I wonder if linked hands might send the same message with less violent connotations. Just some thoughts.

  2. I am a very part-time commuter student this year and often feel woefully out of the loop because I am unable to attend much of anything. I want to say, though, what a powerful project this art project mosaic is and how moving it is for me just to look at the pictures and consider the thought and prayerful consideration that has and is going into this. Thank you to each of you and to ECSS for imagining this and for making it happen-and for the many artists who are contributing- I hope to be able to visit the studio and participate in some small way when I am in the school next week after the colloquium. And again, my sincere and respectful thanks to each of you.

    Kathy

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