Mitchell Wall Community Project
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.”
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!