CURRENT MOSAIC PROGRAM
DOROTHY DAY MOSAIC:
DATES, TIME, AND LOCATION TO PARTICIPATE
DOROTHY DAY MOSAIC:
March 2020 update: We’ve had a wonderful turn out this winter and the gluing of tiles is nearing completion! Join us for a fun afternoon working on a beautiful piece of art!
NOTE: The grouting date has been postponed due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for more details!
Join us in helping to create our third mosaic for Churches United! All are welcome, even with no experience, and stay for as long as you can.
Location: We will be working on the mosaic at the Bright Sky Apartments building in the Community Room, located at 3305 3rd Avenue N. in Moorhead (behind Cashwise Foods, just off of 34th Street).
Dates: Every Tuesday starting on December 10, 2019 and continuing until completed (on average, about 5 to 6 months). We will not meet the week of Christmas or New Year's day.
Time: 2 to 5 pm.
For more information, please call Pastor Joe at 612-750-5079 or email him at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!
During the past couple years, St. Mark’s has coordinated the creation of two large mosaics designed by Pastor Joe. The first “Tree of Life” mosaic now hangs in the chapel at the Churches United community center and shelter. Last year, we completed a second one for the lobby of Bright Sky Apartment, a long-term housing program. Now, Churches United has requested that we do a third mosaic for their Dorothy Day Food Pantry, located at 1308 Main Avenue in Moorhead.
Pastor Joe has just finished the design for this new mosaic (shown in photo here.) The woman portrayed in the artwork is Dorothy Day, an activist who worked for pacifism, women's suffrage and advocacy for the poor. Her life followed an unorthodox path—moving from rejecting religion to embracing Christianity, and integrating her faith with social action through the Catholic Worker Movement.
The design includes images of wheat and fields, sun and moon, seeds and water—symbols of the sources of food and nourishment in our world. It also includes a Dorothy Day quote: “We plant seeds that flower in our lives.” When finished, the mosaic will be eight feet wide and three feet tall and will hang in the lobby of the food pantry.
We are hoping that many volunteers will join those who helped with the first two mosaics! For new people, it’s an easy project to learn—similar to doing a giant jigsaw puzzle—working side by side with adults and children in gluing hundreds of glass tiles onto the panels. You will also enjoy the sharing that takes place as we gather together each week. It’s kind of like an old-fashioned quilting bee.
PREVIOUS MOSAIC PROGRAMS
Everyone is welcome to contribute!
Pastor Joe regularly offers his artistic talents to beautify local outreach ministries, such as his Tree of Life mosaic in the chapel at Churches United for the Homeless, and the latest mosaic for Bright Sky Apartments in Moorhead, MN. Stay tuned to this page for information on future projects.