Category Archive: community art

Data Mural Case Study

Making it into the world of academic journals is a big step for the Data Mural model, and we’ve made the leap.  A case study of our Data Mural from Minas Gerais Brazil… Continue reading

Our Mandala Makes the Rounds

As you may remember, the beautiful mosaic mandala created by women who are survivors of trauma was accepted to be part of a gallery show called “Wall 2 Wall: Art Builds Community”.  The… Continue reading

Above the Influence- Stories of Resilience

Once more, Connection Lab helped youth from the Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force Youth Coalition create a striking symbol from the national Above the Influence campaign. This year, the campaign’s arrow inside a… Continue reading

Grouting the Art Club Schoolyard Garden Pavers

In partnership with the school’s art teacher, the Beautiful Stuff Project and Groundwork Somerville, Connection Lab and the Argenziano School art club worked all year to make garden pavers inspired by Georgia O’Keefe.… Continue reading

Meditative Mandalas for Mental Health

Based on the Guidance Center‘s ongoing work using mandalas as a meditative, mindfulness-building exercise for clients, the Beautiful Stuff Project and Connection Lab partnered with them to provide a series of mandala workshops… Continue reading

The Stories that Money can Tell

We all know that money is powerful, but it’s not just because of its purchasing power that it is so important.  Money represents status, and on U.S. currency the people represented in the… Continue reading

Weekend with Isaiah Zagar

Many years ago (actually, almost 20 years ago!) I was in Philadelphia for the first time.  Walking along South Street I passed an abandoned lot that had been decorated with broken bottles, bicycle… Continue reading

Kennedy School Mosaic Unveiling

After many months of preparation the Kennedy school garden mosaics were finally installed in their place on the sides of the raised garden beds in the playground. This is what the beds looked… Continue reading

Haggerty School Centennial Mosaic Installed

The self-portrait mosaic that the second graders at the Haggerty school made to celebrate their school’s hundredth year now decorates the entryway between the school’s double doors.  It’s a great spot that gets… Continue reading

Grouting Fun at the Kennedy School

Last week the Kennedy After School Garden Mosaic Club grouted their creations.  Grout is a special kind of cement that’s used to fill the spaces between tiles.  They had a good time mushing… Continue reading