COMMUNITY ART

Mosaic Mural 

Community Mural - Central Park

Empowering kids is what Promise South Salt Lake is about, and youth at the Central Park Community Center and P.A.L. Boxing Center get a chance every day to prove themselves. This community center was started in a former elementary school by SSL police officers who wanted to mentor youth and keep them away from gangs, violence and crime. The kids regularly build up their strength (mentally and physically) to take on their day and succeed in life. 

Roger Whiting, with Community Arts of Utah, worked with the youth in the summer programs to come up with a mural that represents their strength and the positive things they do everyday at the center. The youth helped build and install the mural. At the same time, Roger made a lovely new sign for the community center entry - a true masterpiece!

Thank you to the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Foundation, the Salt Lake County ZAP program and to Community Development Block Grants for funding this project.

Community Sculpture - Historic Scott School

Roger Whiting returned again for a summer art studio with the youth in the Promise South Salt Lake summer program at Historic Scott School Arts & Community Center. Working with youth and teens in this free enrichment program, they design, build and installed sculptures made of mosaic around the campus. The sculpture followed the theme of gardens, which has a tie to the property's history as a farm with chicken coops in early days, and a mill close by, through today, with community garden space and an arboreteum of unique trees. The colorful sculptures celebrate growing things, including our youth who are making a positive impact in the community. 

Thank you to the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Foundation, the Salt Lake County ZAP program and to Community Development Block Grants for funding this project. 

Garden Sculpture