Collaborative Art

Zambia Art Project

Last August, a group from Zion went to the Village of Hope in Zambia to help build a library. While building the library was their main focus, they were also encouraged by others at the Village to use the gifts they had to leave a lasting impact. This ranged from things like spending time with kids, to milking cows, sewing projects and hosting teacher workshops. Carol Moore had an idea to use her gifts to work with team members and nearly 100 children in the Village to make a collaborative art piece that could be hung in the Library at the Village. In order to do so, she had to make sure all the supplies she needed fit in a suitcase, and also adhered to TSA weight limit guidelines (much easier said than done!). The art project consists of foam core tiles that have twine taped onto the tile and then are covered with aluminum foil. After each child taped down their design and their tile was covered with the foil, they colored the foil with permanent markers. The tiles were assembled and hung from PVC pipe by Ron Moore. When completed, each tile looks like a custom piece of stained glass.

Here at Zion, children and adults had an opportunity to make a similar collaborative art piece. This art piece will hang temporarily in Trinity Hall and is there to remind us of our brothers and sisters in Christ at the Village of Hope and the continued support they need. Look for the art piece in Trinity Hall in September!

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