Arthur Ezmon O'Donnell was a generous and kind soul, and he was surrounded by others who were just as generous. Upon his death in 2017, Art's family decided to do something to commemorate his life and legacy. To date, they have donated nearly $10,000 to SpArc Philadelphia to complete a project that will celebrate Art's joy for life and creativity.
This project, a large-scale mosaic inspired by a piece of Art's art, will be installed over the course of three months in SpArc Philadelphia's main office for all to see and appreciate. For those who do not frequent our North Philadelphia location, we will be chronicling the artistic journey right here with photos, videos and updates from the first tile to the last, with everything in between.
We hope that you join us on this adventure, and that you check back often to follow along with our progress. Thank you to every single person that has donated to this project; your generosity will bring even more joy and color to our lives, something that we know Art would love.
Here's a small preview of some participant contributions to the Art for Art project!
Phase three is complete! Check out a (mostly) completed section of our mosaic.
Grouting is an adventure, but a colorful one! Here's a look at some of the early stages of our mosaic with yellow grout.
Phase 2 of the Art for Art mural is done!
We've made quite a bit of progress this month, check out how everything looks and meet some of the amazing people that helped us along the way!
Happy Spring! Despite the snow that we are expecting, we have our sights set on warmer weather...
Check out an end-of-the-week update for our Art for Art mural project!
Happy Friday, everyone! For today's Art for Art update, we wanted to introduce you to the artist in charge of bringing this project to life. We won't steal her thunder, though - watch the video to meet Christine!
Check out our latest mosaic update!
Here's the first update on our Art for Art project!
Check out our 'before' photo!