The Coexist in Kindness Mosaic Mural is a collaborative, community project inviting glass and mosaic artists worldwide to submit a piece for inclusion. The goal of the project is to create a colorful and inviting space for the celebration of community, as well as a gathering place to exchange ideas and celebrate. This is the flagship project for the Coexist Alliance dedicated to empowering community through arts and education.
Feeding the neighborhood, hosting family friendly events, and sponsoring after school programs are just some examples of how we strive to include, engage, and build up the community we serve!
If you’d like to send a mosaic flower to be incorporated into the community project, here are a few guidelines to consider.
Steelton, PA is located in an area that gets winters, with a freeze/thaw cycle, so if you are using tile or ceramics, they should be high fire and pass the no water absorption test. (That’s my fancy term for it. If the unglazed tile surface absorbs water, then it isn’t suitable for outdoor applications in areas where it freezes.) To do this test: Turn the tile over to the back side and put a drop of water on the unglazed surface. If the water beads up on the surface, the tile is suitable to use. If the water absorbs into the piece, then it will absorb water and possibly freeze and crumble after installation.
Glass and Mirror are suitable for use. If you have questions as to whether something you want to include in your mosaic is suitable, ask in the comments below!
Submissions can be any size up to about 8″-10″
It will be easiest for you to pack and ship smaller pieces. We’re asking that you build your creation on fiberglass mesh, and there are two resource videos you can watch to get an idea of how you’d like to proceed in putting your piece together. (Remember that if you use transparent glass, the mesh will be visible behind the glass!)
For building on No Days Mosaic Mesh and packaging your project for mailing:
For more information and to keep up with the progress of the project, visit the Facebook group, CoExist in Kindness Global Mosaic Mural Project.
Thank you to everyone who is interested in participating! This will be a really dynamic mosaic mural with all different kinds of submissions bridging various techniques in the mosaic and glass communities. We’re super excited to see it come together! Our installation day will be in August, so we’re asking folks to please get your submissions in the mail by July 1, 2021 so there is plenty of time for them to arrive to the destination.
Address the submissions to:
CoExist Mural Project
310 S Front St
Steelton, PA 17113