Memorial Park Mosaics

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The largest public art project of its kind in Tennessee features the work of local kids.

The handiwork of Sumner County residents is adding a splash of color and creativity to Memorial Park with the unveiling of Memorial Park Mosaics.

The unveiling of Middle Tennessee’s newest public art installation — and the largest stained glass mosaic public art piece in the state — takes place Thursday, Sept. 13.

LOCAL KIDS HELPED MAKE THE ART

The work of art boasts more than 1,200 square feet of stained glass and mosaic designs. Throughout the spring, summer and fall of 2017, Borderless Arts of Tennessee, Diamond Studio and Hendersonville Parks & Rec provided opportunities fore nearly 500 children and adults — with and without disabilities — to participate in creating the mosaics for the park walls.

The 12 walls contain scenes and themes of local life and nature in the park. The handprints on the backs of each wall are courtesy of first graders from Indian Lake Elementary.

The Memorial Park Mosaics reveal on Thursday takes place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. with an artist discussion at 6 p.m.

Memorial Park is located at 151 E. Main St., Hendersonville. Get more info at 615-477-3450 or diamondstudioart.com.

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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