(Dublin, OH) Members of the community are invited to contribute to an ongoing art installation in the bike tunnel at Emerald Parkway and Dublin Road this month. Volunteers are needed to re-grout existing tiles Thursday, May 18, 6-8pm; and to place pre-cut mosaic tiles Saturday, May 20, 10am-12pm.
The art installation, made possible thanks to a grant from Dublin Arts Council, represents the diversity, creativity and community spirit of Dublin. Sharon Buda, Lead Visual Arts Teacher for Dublin City Schools has overseen the project since its inception in 2015.
“This mosaic represents the true spirit of community based artwork,” said Buda. “The idea for the pedestrian tunnel emerged as a venue for Dublin students to contribute to their community by using their time and creativity to enhance their community. The project has evolved to include over 3,500 community members reflecting on their community to shape this artwork.”
The tiles currently being installed were created by the hands of community members ranging in age from two to 92 at the inaugural B.R.E.A.D. (Bake, Reconnect, Educate, Artmaking, Diversity) event in October, a festival of arts, culture and community organized by the Dublin Arts Council.
Students and families from local schools have also created tiles representing a variety of designs and techniques. The diversity of the Dublin community has been the theme for this section of the tunnel mosaic.
“Our philosophy with volunteerism is learning through serving,” said Christine Nardecchia, Volunteer Resources Administrator for the City of Dublin. “This project represents that philosophy from start to finish, and we’re happy to be a facilitator by providing volunteers.”
The project coincides with Dublin’s Bike Month, a month of bicycling education and encouragement. Volunteers are encouraged to bike to the event. For those who must drive, parking is available at Cardinal Health parking lot.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Bicycling in Dublin
The League of American Bicyclists has named the City of Dublin a Bicycle Friendly Community in recognition of Dublin’s commitment to bicycling through investment in promotion, educational programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies.
The City of Dublin encourages biking through ongoing safety education for cyclists, motorists and pedestrians as well as 110+ miles of paths connecting parks, neighborhoods and businesses. For resources including safety information and maps, visit DublinOhioUSA.gov/bike.