New opportunity to donate to the Live Oak Clubhouse Mural
- February 12, 2016
- Posted by: Celia Rutledge
- Category: Fundraising
Updated April 20: One of the most exciting and colorful components of the new Live Oak Clubhouse is the Donor Recognition Mural. After the Clubhouse opened, we created more opportunities to donate. Check out this link for more information. Acorns and Birds Live Oak Donor Wall Order Form
Under the guidance of community artist Kathleen Crocetti, about 40 members are creating mosaic tiles for the mural, which hanga on the wall of the facility’s first floor. Members selected the final design for the mural, which depicts an oak tree with strong roots.
“This is why we involved them because of that sense of ownership and pride,” Crocetti said. “Over time, they will bring their friends to the mural and say, ‘This is what I did.’”
“This is a very exciting way to support our new home in Live Oak,” said Executive Director Bob Langseth. “The mural will be a constant reminder of the community support that along with our other partners made this project possible.”
Jennifer Sherry, unit director for the Shoreline club that will transition into the Live Oak Clubhouse, said the final look of the mural represents a community identity.
“They wanted to select an image that reflected the neighborhood,” she said.
Crocetti started the project by working with members to think about “building an identity and sense of place.”
“We asked them to symbolize what images represent their feelings,” she said. “A lot of it had to do with growth and opportunity.”
Twenty-four drawings were submitted to the Board of Directors, which narrowed the choices to four. After the members picked the final design, volunteers traced the drawing to full scale on the wall before getting components of the mosaic in place.
“It is a big process,” Crocetti said, adding that members have a real sense of ownership in the mural. “This is not just a place they go. It’s a place they helped make beautiful.”