Tallahassee artist Linda Hall donates time to NFCC student project
North Florida Community College Art Club members are helping create a mosaic mural at NFCC’s Hardee Center for the Arts this semester. The students are not only learning mural creation and mosaic techniques, but are also working closely with professional artist Linda Hall of Tallahassee. Hall teaches Environmental Art at Florida State University and is lending her expertise in environmental themed art and mural creation to the project.
“I love public art because it belongs to everyone, not just to a museum or gallery,” said Hall. “I love working with Lisa Barden and the [NFCC] students.”
The Hardee Center mural will feature a mosaic nighttime forest scene. Artist Marshall Norris of Greenville, Fla. is also creating a variety of metal sculpture flowers to be added as landscape art; making a creative path leading up to the mural.
Students began applying primer for the mural on Feb. 9 and soon will begin outlining and planning the mosaic design. Recycled materials such as broken plates, bowls, mugs, tiles and pottery or ceramic fragments, will be used to construct the mosaic wall. Anyone wishing to donate colorful pieces of pottery or ceramic pieces for the project should contact NFCC art instructor Lisa Barden at (850) 973-1642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the NFCC Art Department or NFCC Art Club visit http://www.nfcc.edu/depart ments/academics/visual-arts.