Mitchell Wall Community Project

$5,707 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 32 months
Bobbie Adamczyk
on behalf of Charles Riehm Jr
 NORCROSS, GA
We have been busy creating mosaics that will be combined with a painted mural to create a beautiful 4 seasons display. Thousands of people of all ages have already worked diligently to create, raise funds, and donate to our community project! We have permission, now we need a few more supplies and funds for installation! We are grateful to the businesses and individual donors who have given generously thus far. We hope more local businesses and community members will partner with us as we strive to cultivate community awareness, strengthen relationships and develop civic pride through public art. It takes a village and we are a part of a supportive, generous, creative one!

     Our work will be installed on a  retaining wall on Mitchell Road, near 2065 Mitchell Road!  As a community, this is extremely exciting because many of our students and their families live in or near that neighborhood!  The wall consists of 5 panels that are approximately 5 feet high and 26 feet long each.  After sharing the idea with our principals, parents, and community members, the idea is coming to fruition!  People are excited about the positive impact this community public artwork will produce.  As stated by the Chicago Public Art Group, “Community-generated public art builds social capital, the sense of connectedness among members of a community. Public art projects can transform bland public spaces into visually exciting places that encourage civic dialogue.  Collaborative public art projects create opportunities for intergenerational work and communication, for youths to contribute positively to their local environment, and for individuals to use their creative talents for the public good.”  
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We began our mural on Sunday, March 18th. We will be working, weather in our favor, the next several weekends until the work is complete. If you would like to volunteer, please contact me. It takes a village and we are a creative, supportive one!
The mural has finally begun!
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We will begin outlining the mural on March 17! With weather on our side, we hope to complete everything by the end of March. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact me. HERE WE GO!
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After a 10,000 work donation from Precision 2000, & a sign donation from our Project Manager, Kathleen Allen - we have advertisement on a clean wall! We are 1/2 way to reaching our financial goal which will pay for the final art materials. FIVE SCHOOLS, THOUSANDS OF AMAZING PEOPLE, DIVERSE COMMUNITY, & LOTS OF heART! Please help if you can.
Sandblasted & Our Sign Is in Place!
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Sandblasting occurred the past two Saturdays due to a GENEROUS donation from Precision 2000! The paint had to be removed from the wall in order to install mosaics. It was exciting to visit with students and families as the work was being done. Installation will be complete by the end of March 2018! We are extremely thankful for all of the generous donations from businesses and individuals! To accomplish our work, we hope to raise a few more funds. If you are able to donate, please know every dollar counts! We would love for you to be a part of our Mitchell Wall Community Project!
STUDENTS AND SANDBLASTING SPECIALISTS!
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Diane Lewis
10 months ago
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Completion by March 2018! Happy to receive an update and see progress again. Can you explain how additional funds will be used? Thinking of donating again.

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Connie McKinnon
28 months ago
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I am so excited about this project. So many of our NES parents are talented. I know they will be a help to you.

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Bobbie Adamczyk
10 months ago

Diane Lewis! THANK YOU for your donation! First, I apologize for the delay. As it turns out, we are creating art on a Gwinnett County owned wall for the first time in Gwinnett. While this is exciting, we had to put the project on hold until the proper protocol between the County and City was developed. And now it has been! Second, we initially planned to to place mosaics and our mural on 5 of the middle panels of the wall. Each one is approximately 26 feet long and 5 feet high. However, since we have been given a bit more time, we would like to complete the entire wall - the sloped edges on both sides of the straight panels. This would also allow us to include more students, families, and community members - the purpose of our project :) And since the ENTIRE wall was sandblasted, I think we should 'do our community proud' and complete the ENTIRE wall. Our future donations would pay for mosaic glass, cement board, mortar, grout, paint, primer, and application supplies. Thank you so much for your question! And, thank you again for your donation. It is greatly appreciated!

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$5,707 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 32 months
Created November 16, 2015
Bobbie Adamczyk
on behalf of Charles Riehm Jr
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$48
Americo Figliolini
3 months ago

I like the persistence.

$100
Diane Lewis
4 months ago

Looking forward to progress again. I work at Norcross Cooperative Ministry (NCM) at 2275 Mitchell Rd and my commute takes me by this wall on a regular basis.

$500
Bobbie Adamczyk
10 months ago

Sandblasting will be complete this Saturday!

MB
$50
Marsha Anderson Bomar
19 months ago

What a great addition to the community. I can't wait to see it installed.

$100
Diane Lewis
26 months ago
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In honor of Norcross Cooperative Ministry staff and volunteers. Looking forward to the transformation of this wall.

$25
Magaly Gonzalez
26 months ago
1
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Proud of our young artists! Great Job Norcross!

$50
Josh Bare
27 months ago
1
1

Thanks for this wonderful artwork addition to Norcross!

Diane Lewis
10 months ago
1
1

Completion by March 2018! Happy to receive an update and see progress again. Can you explain how additional funds will be used? Thinking of donating again.

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Connie McKinnon
28 months ago
1
1

I am so excited about this project. So many of our NES parents are talented. I know they will be a help to you.

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Bobbie Adamczyk
10 months ago

Diane Lewis! THANK YOU for your donation! First, I apologize for the delay. As it turns out, we are creating art on a Gwinnett County owned wall for the first time in Gwinnett. While this is exciting, we had to put the project on hold until the proper protocol between the County and City was developed. And now it has been! Second, we initially planned to to place mosaics and our mural on 5 of the middle panels of the wall. Each one is approximately 26 feet long and 5 feet high. However, since we have been given a bit more time, we would like to complete the entire wall - the sloped edges on both sides of the straight panels. This would also allow us to include more students, families, and community members - the purpose of our project :) And since the ENTIRE wall was sandblasted, I think we should 'do our community proud' and complete the ENTIRE wall. Our future donations would pay for mosaic glass, cement board, mortar, grout, paint, primer, and application supplies. Thank you so much for your question! And, thank you again for your donation. It is greatly appreciated!

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