Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - British Columbia
Canada Travel Guide - British Columbia

Mosaic The City - Community Unity Society, Shylene Schlackl

Community Unity Society - A community development programme

back back to previous page

(Art Workshops, Artists & fine Art Artisans, Arts and crafts activities, Arts Community, Arts Group, Collage / Mixed media, Kids & Teens, Mosaic, Mural painting, Workshops/Classes)
The first Mosaic the City project was in partnership with Market Square, Out of Hand Gallery, Lulu-lemon and Shylene.com.

This summer long project, invited the community to design around the themes " Use what you have & what does Victoria Mean to you?" About one hundred hand drawn designs were submitted to the project with aprox 30% were then used in the five mosaics that are now permanently mounted in the square.

With participation of over 300 people from more the 15 nations, 12 different island communities, five provinces, and seven of the US states, this first project was a great success and a great stepping stone on which to start Mosaic the City- Victoria

http://www.mosaicthecity.com/Mosaic-the-Market-Journal-1.htm

 
Flower Garden Mosaic
One of the Five pieces in Market Square
Be sure to Visit Historic Market Square next time your downtown Victoria. Look for all five mixed-media mosaics.
 
#2 Central Middle School's Community Unity Project - Winter/Spring 2004
This was the second project for MtC, in partnership with School district 61, Grace Lutheran Church, Local 730 of the International Association of Firefighters, and Artisan Tile.

This 12-week project invited the people of Fernwood to think about "What community means to you." Within this theme the group found a way to mix the history of the area with the current landscape to create an amazing twelve-foot mosaic which is now ground laid in the Fort Street entrance of the School.

Over one hundred people worked on the mosaic and more then thirty businesses and organization lent their support to the project. Another great success for Mosaic the City.


http://www.mosaicthecity.com/projects-Centrals-Community-Unity-Project.htm
 
On August 28th at Fernfest, Mosaic the City enjoyed theri first Community Unity March. Together with over 30 people The Flying Accuasations pipered the crowd to the mosaic mural on the 2400block of Chambers Street.

The third project for MtC led by Shylene, a resident of Fernwood for the last six years, and in partnerships with the Fernwood Community Centre, the Fernwood Community Association and the Cox family.

This quick summer project created a number of mosaics placed in various spaces around Fernwood.. how many can you find?????

As the first phase of Mosaic Fernwood we are working to create not only community designed & built mosaics, but also lasting community spirit.


 
Cementing Quadra's Community - A MtC project @ Quadra Elementary School - 2006
Six mosaic panels tell the story of Quadra and the community from the early 1900's to 2006. The mosaic was created with the ideas, stories, and drawings from Quadra Students, staff & commuity. The project involved over 400 artists

http://www.mosaicthecity.com/QuadraElem06/Journals/QE-journal-walkshop.html
 

 
How to Contact
Mosaic The City - Community Unity Society, Shylene Schlackl
PO Box 5591
Victoria, V8R 6S4
Ph: 250-888-3369
Web: website
Email: send email