CMA appreciates the value of art and how a piece can entertain and bring joy to the viewer. CMA gives back to the community by creating mosaic art for charitable organizations. Past pro bono projects have included two sizeable works that hang in Denver's Fitzsimons Veterans Home, a compilation of dog and cat mosaics for a silent auction to benefit an animal shelter; an interactive mosaic game for patients and family in the MRI waiting room of the Children's Hospital in Denver, and a large floor mosaic for a community center in Africa. We strive to inspire viewers while providing an introduction as well as expanding recognition of mosaic as a fine art.
Fitzsimons Veterans Home (2020)
CMA completed two works with historic and patriot themes - "Mosaic Flag" and "Ghosts of the Great War" - for the veterans home in Aurora, Colorado. Marlea Taylor coordinated the project and both works were created in the first months of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic "lockdown." Materials were donated by CMA members and grout was donated by Laticrete. In mid-August the elements were assembled, framed and presented to the Fitzsimons Veterans Home for mounting in prominent locations within the home.
Though Covid has prevented any of us from seeing the pro-bono works we donated to the Veterans Community Center at Fitzsimons, their therapy director, Melissa, shared photos of the colorful brass plaques that thank us for the two large mosaics mounted on their walls. Everyone at the Center is gratified to see the works, knowing how they remind each passing vet of our gratitude for their service to the nation.
Collaborative Mural Project (2014)
CMA members completed "Bubble Hunt," a collaborative mural for the Children's Hospital in Aurora Colorado. It was approximately 24 1/2 square feet and the mosaic included of over 150 "bubbles", each a small work of art. Children's Hospital has also hosted several exhibitions in their Hamilton Gallery featuring CMA artists.
Seth's Social Center Mosaic (2013)
In 2013 members of Colorado Mosaic Artists, their friends and family members, worked together to create a 64 square foot floor mosaic that was transported and installed by 2 CMA Members and children from the
Touch a Life Foundation center in Ghana, West Africa.
CMA Helped Project Angel Heart (2012)
15 members of Colorado Mosaic Artists join forces to create a permanent mosaic quilt for Denver's Angel Heart. Angel Heart is a non-profit organization which provides nutritious meals to improve quality of life, at no cost, for those coping with life-threatening illness.
"Project Angel Heart was thrilled to have the support of the Colorado Mosaic Artists and was extremely pleased to have their artwork in the heart of our their new headquarters - an area they call Main Street. It connects the kitchen, which produces the meals they deliver to clients, with our distribution area, which oversees the effective packaging and routing of those meals. It is displayed prominently in an area that will be enjoyed by every visitor to our building, as well as volunteers and staff...a proud representation of their mission to serve nutritious meals, at no cost, to people living with life threatening illnesses."