Navigation Links
Arc Creates Huge Mosaic Mural to Highlight the Need for Greater Respect of People with Disabilities
Date:6/19/2013

Riverside, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2013

Recently, SoCal CEO Magazine staff was on hand as The Arc of Riverside County held their third in a series of six workshops where people with and without disabilities worked on the National Wall of Respect and helped place the mosaic tiles in their permanent location under the direction of the project artists Erin Maxwell and her parents, Cathy and Greg Maxwell.

This mural project began in March of 2013 and is the result of an idea that took root over three years ago with the goal of promoting dignity and respect for individuals with developmental disabilities. The Arc’s campaign has taken a giant leap into public awareness with this “National Wall of Respect.” It is the latest effort in The Arc’s “Value of One” initiative that uses positive narratives and imagery to show that every life has value and people with developmental disabilities deserve full citizenship .
.

The Arc commissioned Erin Maxwell, an enthusiastic mosaic artist, who uses ceramic tiles, broken china, stained glass, pebbles and found objects in her artwork. Her art is mainly inspired by Mexican Folk Art, which is reflected in her current Dia de los Muertos collection. Erin was also recently commissioned by the City of Riverside to create several mosaic art pieces. Erin’s parents, Cathy and Greg Maxwell, are also mosaic artists and taught their daughter well. They have formed a dynamic team for this grandiose project.

The National Wall of Respect mosaic mural will measure eight feet in height by forty feet in length and will include approximately 50,000 separate mosaic pieces when completed. The artwork depicts individuals with and without disabilities celebrating life against a backdrop of important iconic architecture and symbols from the City of Riverside.

The mosaic mural technique involves cutting tiles into small pieces using a special power saw and then fastening them with glue to a mesh material in the right places to create people, scenery and architectural structures. Different color tiles are used but no paint. Much of it is done on a flat surface and then it is carefully attached to the wall in sections.

About every 6 weeks, Erin the artists hold a workshop on-site, where individuals interested in the project come and help provide the finishing touches under her direction. Even though the process is slow, as the creation takes shape, excitement is growing.

On a national level the Wall of Respect and the images portrayed in this mosaic mural will add to the national dialogue on the need for greater dignity, respect and justice for not only individuals with developmental disabilities but for all people who have been marginalized and have not be afforded the dignity and respect they rightly deserve as American citizens.

The Arc of Riverside County is currently seeking donations or sponsorships to offset the cost of this project and to memorialize the values this mosaic mural represents.

For More Info Contact
Dwight Cromie
Editor, SoCal CEO Magazine
info(at)socalceo(dot)com
951-781-8624

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10846906.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. NJIT designer creates an ergonomic chair for musicians
2. 'EMT Exam Ace' Creates Free EMT Resources Page
3. Mayo Clinic YES Board creates efficiencies in emergency rooms
4. Police officer stress creates significant health risks, study finds
5. Mayo Clinic creates tool to track real-time chemical changes in brain
6. Team creates new view of bodys infection response
7. A CNIO team creates a unique mouse model for the study of aplastic anaemia
8. Scientist creates new cancer drug that is 10 times more potent
9. Autism Speaks creates Delivering Scientific Innovation for Autism LLC
10. Long Island Trainer Sylvia Nasser Creates New Weight Loss and Fitness Program for the Modern Woman
11. Unique Web Consulting Creates a New Website for Olive Dental Group
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... ... With the FCPX LUT: Summer pack from Pixel Film Studios, ... is a Lookup Table that contains a mathematical formula for modifying an image. The ... manipulating each pixel, LUT's can change each color range differently, it gives the user ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... February 06, 2016 , ... Research has ... helps to reduce the frequency and level of relapse. , At ... Identity and Purpose,” will explore the critical tasks of the recovery phase and ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... ... Love is in the air at King Kullen! The local grocer is ... staple for Valentine’s Day is a must-have, and can be picked up with all ... are long-stem roses available, but also other flower bouquets, elegantly wrapped and ready to ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Today, the Whole-Food Warrior TV ... the much-anticipated feature with author Jahnavi Foster, specialist in healthy vegetarian cuisine, will stream ... Each week, on his weekly Whole-Food Warrior TV show, Frank Davis highlights Whole-Food Warriors ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The event is being held on April 7, 2016 from ... Triumph Over Parkinson’s will fund nearly $100,000 for research for the care and cure ... disease and is the architect of this informative event to raise awareness and funds ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... Feb. 4, 2016 Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE: ... 2015.  Provided below are the highlights: , ... compared with the prior year.  Reported sales decreased 3% ... quarter. , Net earnings per diluted share as ... prior- year period.  Adjusted EPS was $4.65, an increase ...
(Date:2/4/2016)...  AMRI (NASDAQ:  AMRI) today announced that Anthony J. ... of Pfizer Global Supply, has been elected to the AMRI ... addition, the Company announced that Mr. Gabe Leung , ... has retired from the AMRI Board of Directors in order ... ventures.  William S. Marth , President and ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016 SONIFI™ ... technology solutions, today announced that MonteCedro, an innovative ... Living Engagement System. The system provides a simple ... residents access through a tablet PC. ... resident engagement system provides access to a wide ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: