The Memorial Park Mosaics, Hendersonville’s newest and largest public art installation, will be unveiled in a public ceremony from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on September 13.
During the past year, local artists Yvette Renée and Mark Cowden of Diamond Studio have created 24 large mosaic designs on the walls at Memorial Park with the help of organizations, schools and
residents of Sumner County.
The installation consists of 1,270 square feet of stained glass and mixed media mosaic designs and
is estimated to be the largest public art project of its kind in Middle Tennessee. These walls will be on
permanent display at the park, located at 151 E Main St, Hendersonville, TN 37075.
Throughout the spring, summer and fall of 2017, Diamond Studio worked with Borderless Arts
Tennessee to provide opportunities for approximately 500 children and adults, with and without
disabilities, to participate in the creation of mosaics. Borderless Arts Tennessee is an organization
that provides opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in and express themselves
through the arts and arts education.
The husband and wife team Mark and Yvette Renée say they were inspired by their daughter
Skye and their love for creating art with children. The ceramic medallions on each wall were
created by local artists Kathy Plourde and Wilma Richards.
“The Memorial Park Mosaics are an example of what happens when the community unites to
create public art,” Yvette Renée said.
Café Rakka and Maggie Moos trucks will both be on site providing food and ice cream. A ribbon cutting ceremony with Hendersonville Mayor Jamie Clary will take place at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Andrea Wise at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-822-3898.