Students and Community Come Together Over Mural

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Gail Christofferson, a Delphi educational customer for many years, is leading a student/community based project for Ostego Elementary, a new elementary school (home of the knights) in the Ostego area of Ohio.

More than 1,000 students of all grade levels, as well as more than 300 community members, have participated in creating a large-scale mosaic mural measuring 7 feet high and 20 feet long.

The year-long project, "Mosaics by Knights," is intended to be a permanent art installation in the commons area of the new elementary school.

Members of the Ostego community were asked to submit design ideas, and with local high school art teachers guidance, a combination of multiple entries will be used in the finished piece.

Christofferson and her team are in the final stages of student and community involvement, and the project should be installed sometime this spring (2012.)

It is important to realize that not only will there be a beautiful piece of art for all to enjoy, there will also be a sense of pride that our community can share in having created the piece together, said Christofferson.

Photos: Students working on the project; project illustration; and the panels that are completed to date.

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