Event Title

Community-Based Mosaic Art Project & Dialogue

Presenter Information

Elia Tzoukermann, Oberlin College

Location

Virtual presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-27-2020 8:00 AM

End Date

5-2-2020 5:00 PM

Abstract

This is a community-based mosaic art project that aims to bring together different groups of people in the Oberlin area in order to create dialogue and awareness surrounding social justice issues such as aging, the U.S. incarceration system and human rights (i.e. what it means to be “free” and express freedom) through the medium of creating a collaborative mosaic installation. Groups such as retirees at Kendal, men at Grafton Correctional Institute, Oberlin middle school children, elders at Welcome Nursing home and Oberlin College students all share a common sense of humanity in the unique area of Oberlin that fosters collaboration, freedom of expression and acceptance of all people. As part of this project, each group will collectively work on their own individual mosaic piece that will then live where that specific community group is located. Next to that piece of mosaic, will be a photograph portraying all the separate mosaic parts together, capturing the unity and collaboration of mosaic art.

Keywords:

Community engagement, Community, Social justice, Mosaic art

Notes

Click here to view this presentation at the Office of Undergraduate Research website from April 27-May 2, 2020.

Major

Anthropology

Project Mentor(s)

Jody Kerchner, Music Education
Jennifer Fraser, Ethnomusicology
Amy Margaris, Anthropology

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Apr 27th, 8:00 AM May 2nd, 5:00 PM

Community-Based Mosaic Art Project & Dialogue

Virtual presentation

This is a community-based mosaic art project that aims to bring together different groups of people in the Oberlin area in order to create dialogue and awareness surrounding social justice issues such as aging, the U.S. incarceration system and human rights (i.e. what it means to be “free” and express freedom) through the medium of creating a collaborative mosaic installation. Groups such as retirees at Kendal, men at Grafton Correctional Institute, Oberlin middle school children, elders at Welcome Nursing home and Oberlin College students all share a common sense of humanity in the unique area of Oberlin that fosters collaboration, freedom of expression and acceptance of all people. As part of this project, each group will collectively work on their own individual mosaic piece that will then live where that specific community group is located. Next to that piece of mosaic, will be a photograph portraying all the separate mosaic parts together, capturing the unity and collaboration of mosaic art.