A large mosaic now on display at the Pentagon includes work from students in Mira Mesa High art classes.
in several of Sandra Bartels' and Justin Bartels' classes created the
work honoring military personnel and it was accepted for the Project
SNAP "Operation Grateful Nation."
The 5-foot by 9-foot mosaic
contains more than 6,000 artworks and artists' statements. Its flagship
program, The Community Mosaic Mural Program, captures the voices of
thousands of individuals through their individual artwork, transforming
those messages into a single big picture.
"The whole mural is
comprised of 6,000 artworks and artist's statements reflecting on the
importance of expressing gratitude to members of the military for their
service," said Sandra. "It took the students about two weeks to create
their art and started with discussions leading up to the project about
their passions, themes, and how to appropriately express their feelings
and appreciation in their art.
"Many Mira Mesa High students come from military families so this was a project that really hit home for the students."
The students are from Mira Mesa High's AP Studio Drawing, AP 2D Studio Art, Drawing and Painting, Art, and photography classes.
mosaic is now on display the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Bartels
joined forces with Project SNAP (Share, Nurture, Act, Preserve) to
represent San Diego in the “Operation Grateful Nation” mural.
Teacher Sandra Bartels, email@example.com, can provide more information on the project; or visit the Project SNAP website.