Anahim Lake  

Tribute Mosaic

for Carey Price

Organized by Principal Mikel Brogan

It took the full year to complete the mosaic wall piece as well as the bench for Anahim Lake School.  The experience gave Daniel and Marina a chance to feel a part of this wonderful community.  Once again, Mikal, principal of this school and our son, convinced us to volunteer our time towards helping the community honour Carey Price for helping fund the Breakfast Club of Canada that supplies hot meals to all children in need throughout participating communities in Canada.  Carey was born and raised in Anahim.  Mikal, the principal, accompanied one student, Leon, to Montreal to meet Carey personally.  The entire experience was captured on film and the documentary was aired for one full year and on each flight Air Canada took during that year.  Click here to view the five minute documentary entitled "A Boy and Three Gifts".

Temple Art at Goverdan Academy

Saranageti, Venables Valley, B.C.

Marina volunteered to teach glass art to the students of Goverdan Academy for one year.  The result was a beautiful altar.  The images were inspired by the Hare Krishna village in which they live.  The experience was amazing for all concerned and much love was shared.



A River Runs Through

Daniel Collett, Artistic Director 

Desert Sands School, Ashcroft, 2017-18

Daniel Collet led this project from beginning to end and is also responsible for building the beautiful Frame which includes driftwood found on our river's edge. The project includes 40,000 year old salmonoid fossils retrieved from the Thompson river area and donated by J.A. Fraser. The wood for the frame was donated by Lloyd Wongs and originally came from the Old Harper Mill. Stephanie Walker donated many pieces of debris found in the river below the school and these pieces were utilized to illustrate the pollution that has been happening since this area was inhabited by settlers.

This 14 ' structure was created in a seven month period in our home studio at the Hub, Ashcroft.  Many students were involved with small pieces of glass art that were included within the flow of the river and three older students spent 60 hours each helping Marina and Daniel to create this piece which reflects on the importance of keeping our rivers and waterways clean and safe for our salmon, wildlife and the environment we all want to enjoy.  

The River Runs Through is a continuation of a theme near and dear to Marina's heart.  In 1996 Marina began four years of working with 1000 students per year along with local, national and international artists as well as First Nations (she lived on the Squamish Nation),the Rivershed Society (Marina designed their Logo, illustrated below) and other local Salmon Enhancement programs, to illustrate the need to pay attention to what we are doing to our Rivers as well as to our wildlife. The Shows were called "Our Salmon, Our Children, One Earth".

The salmon were recreated on plywood and painted by children and placed on fences of schoolyards all over British Columbia and is a reminder that Salmon and our Rivers are Sacred.


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Desert Sands School Mosaic Project 2014-15

This project brought mosaics to the Desert Sands School when it was only a high school and before mosaics began to spring up in Ashcroft.  Daniel and Marina worked with Brent Close and his classes during and after school to learn the skill of cutting glass and applying pieces of glass to a glass substrate that then could be housed in windows in the west front of the school.  It was a lovely beginning for mosaics in Ashcroft.

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Forest Grove School Mosaic Project 2017

organized by Principal Mikel Brogan

Marina and Daniel undertook the project for Forest Grove School in 2017 to commemorate the resurrection of this school that had been closed but was the only rural school that has been reopened because of such vociferous outcrying from the community.  The school has aptly taken on the imagery of  the phoenix.  Principal Mikel Brogan  encouraged us to volunteer to help the community and students create this beautiful mosaic art wall to give honour to the six core values as well as the indelible spirit of this community

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100 Mile Elementary School Mosaic Project 2016

organized by Principal Mikel Brogan

Every student in this school was encouraged to participate in this mosaic.  Not only that, but the parents and strong start people as well as all staff and friends were asked to join in, and they did.  Mr. Brogan wanted each person to feel a Sense of Belonging by being a part of a unifying art project.  An article was written about this project and can be accessed by linking to Educational Leadership Magazine, 2018, Mosaic of Belonging

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Anahim Lake  

Tribute Mosaic

for Carey Price

Organized by Principal Mikel Brogan

It took the full year to complete the mosaic wall piece as well as the bench for Anahim Lake School.  The experience gave Daniel and Marina a chance to feel a part of this wonderful community.  Once again, Mikal, principal of this school and our son, convinced us to volunteer our time towards helping the community honour Carey Price for helping fund the Breakfast Club of Canada that supplies hot meals to all children in need throughout participating communities in Canada.  Carey was born and raised in Anahim.  Mikal, the principal, accompanied one student, Leon, to Montreal to meet Carey personally.  The entire experience was captured on film and the documentary was aired for one full year and on each flight Air Canada took during that year.  Click here to view the five minute documentary entitled "A Boy and Three Gifts".