Mountain View Voice

News - December 13, 2013

Council brief

Mosaic for teen center

The City Council voted Tuesday night to have artist Leslie Scott create one of her signature mosaic murals made of broken bits of tile for "The View" teen center set to open next year.

In a unanimous vote, council members said they liked that Scott often collaborates with youth in creating her murals, and plans to include members off the city's Youth Advisory Committee in the process.

YAC member Diana Marin said she showed Scott's work to her friends and "they absolutely loved Leslie Scotts work. I am excited about getting to be involved in something hands-on," she said.

Scott's proposal for a mosiac on the front wall of the former church building was selected over a proposal for several painted murals and another for a "video mural" that would have shown a changing montage of the eyes of local teens.

The project is funded with $17,000 under the city's policy of providing 1 percent of a capital project's cost towards art if the project's cost is over $1 million. The church's renovation to become a teen center at 263 Escuela Avenue has been allocated $1.7 million.

—Daniel DeBolt

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