Penrose Library Mosaic Mural

Mural site at Penrose Library. Wall is 100 ft long and 13 ft in height.
Preliminary mural designs. The top one is loose while the bottom one pulls from the architecture of the library.
Examples of mosaic on welded relief panels. This project was completed at UCCS with veterans and community members.
Example of tile mosaic on panel
Another tile mosaic panel

This large-scale ceramic tile, mosaic and relief steel mural is being implemented during the spring leading up to the conference. Five local “Hub Groups” have been formed and are fabricating mosaic panels which will be installed the week before the conference. Direct application between the mosaic panels will occur during the Bootcamp and conference. Each Hub Group will work on the wall with Bootcampers during scheduled installation sessions.

During the conference CBA members and Colorado mosaic artists will join forces to complete the mural.

This project is a collaboration between Pikes Peak Library District, Concrete Couch, the 5 Hub groups, local business, city government, other organizations, and many individuals.

Colorado College Hub with the theme of Natural Sciences
Community Prep School Hub with the theme of Life
Will Rogers Elementary School Hub with the theme of Imagination
Manitou High School Hub with the theme of Sports
Pikes Peak Community College Hub with the theme of Innovation and History

Final overview sketches from the five local hubs.

In process of the mosaics at all the hubs group meetings.

Mosaics worked on during the bootcamp at the parsonage.

Day 1 installation at the library site with the bootcampers and other volunteers

Day 2 installation at the library site with the bootcampers and other volunteers

Day 3 installation at the library site with the bootcampers and other volunteers

Installation week after the Conference