Jazz Hands Mosaic Reveal

Jazz Hands Mosaic to be Unveiled on May 26th at CHS

Jazz Hands two artistsCoronado High School art students, under the direction of resident mosaic artist Kirstin Green, have been working since January on yet another stunning permanent installation on campus. Titled “Jazz Hands“, this piece is homage to art, music, design, geometry and all around fabulous-ness!  Done in an art deco style with beach glass colors using local company Oceanside Glasstile material, this installation will enhance the steps leading up to the music, art and broadcasting studios at Coronado High.

Jazz Hands detail“This project based learning mosaic teaches important life skills like cooperation, patience, teamwork and perseverance in addition to the invaluable skills of tile setting and mosaic work,” noted Kirstin Green.  Made possible by funding by the Coronado Schools Foundation, Dawn Bongiovanni, ASB & Enrichment funds, and Jill Hardman, owner of Art & Frames by Wood Gallery, Jazz Hands will be unveiled and presented to the community in a special unveiling ceremony on Thursday, May 26 at 5 pm. The school and greater community are invited to attend.

“This project was a collaboration of many, including CSF, Advanced and Studio Art Classes, After School Enrichment Programs, the Ceramics and Woodshop departments, Coronado Unified Maintenance & Operations crew, and community members,” added Kirstin.  “I hope the community will join us to see the lifting of the tarp for the unveiling, enjoy light refreshments, and congratulate our amazing student team on a job well done.”Jazz Hands artists

You’ll be able to enter the campus through the “CoSA” gate on 6th Street across from E Avenue as Jazz Hands is located on the stairway by the east end of the campus near the Woodshop and Ceramics studios and COSA office.

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com