ART STUDENTS BEAUTIFY BSO WITH EVERGLADES MOSAIC MURAL
- Date: June 4, 2013 PIO# 13-6-2
For the nearly 5,000 people a year who visit the Broward Sheriff’s Office Civil Division window at the Public Safety Building, there isn’t much to see. Unadorned walls surround employees working on writs and summonses. But where there was once ordinary office space, there will soon be something remarkable.
A group of creative, young art students from Tequesta Trace Middle School in Weston has created a mosaic mural that they will hang at 11 a.m. Wednesday in BSO’s Civil Division. While it will undoubtedly inspire employees, it’s also visible from the bustling public window. The theme, which was chosen by BSO employees, is The Florida Everglades.
Each of the 18 students will hang the 12 x 12-inch canvas he or she painted. When the canvasses are placed together, like a puzzle, a picture of the Everglades will be revealed. Under the direction of art teacher Caron Libby, the seventh and eighth grade students incorporated subtle tributes to Florida universities within the piece.
“This is a beautiful partnership in so many ways,” Sheriff Scott Israel said. “Who better to improve a public space than Broward County students?”
Media note: The students will arrive at the Public Safety Building around 10 a.m. for a short reception before the 11 a.m. unveiling. Afterward, they will have lunch and take a tour of BSO.
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