On Juy 2, 105, thirty Quincy school students will have their last day of Arts Camp at the NOTO Arts Center. As a part of the NOTO Arts Camp, Quincy students have been working on a project which was started by the internationally acclaimed artist, Isaiah Zager. Zagar was in Topeka in June to conduct workshops for artists at the invitation of Don and Edie Snethen and sponsorship of Friends of Mulvane Museum. Zach Snethen recommended the NOTO Arts Center have a mosaic tile design placed on the retaining walls of the NOTO Arts Center. The NOTO Board of Directors accepted the recommendation and Isaiah Zager sketched the images during his visit to Topeka.
Working with Susan Liotta of Quincy School and Anita Wolgast of the NOTO Arts Center Steering Committee, Snethen and others trained by Zagar worked with Arts Camp Director Bailey Marable to assist small groups of children apply tile to animals Zagar outlined in a bold black design.
“For the rest of their lives, these children will have the pride of being part of this amazing Zagar mosaic tile art” said Liotta. “This is so significant to these children and their families.”
Be sure to check out the mural at the July artwalk, taking place on Friday, July 10 (not 3rd due to holiday).