Mosaic dedication Friday
The Helper Train Mosaic will be dedicated Friday at 6 p.m. at the Western Mining and Railroad Museum.
The mosaic, first begun in June, 2012, is a joint project between Helper City, The 2012 Helper Arts and Music Festival and the museum. Measuring 5 feet high by 14 feet long, the stunning glass and multicolored porcelain tile wall took about 14 months to complete, with the finishing touches applied in August of this year.
The mosaic was designed by Salt Lake City professional mosaic artist, Elise Lazar.With the help of local artists, the children who participated in last year's Art in the Park program, local construction businesses and private donors, this public art project is the first of its kind in Helper. The mosaic is a colorful focal point of the courtyard immediately adjacent to the museum.
that displays railroad and mining artifacts.
This project is designated as a "Random Act of Art" by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums
who also played a major role in the funding of this unique community treasure.
A plaque will be affixed permanently beside the wall with the help of Derek Way of Wayco
Construction and Original Creations, Inc.