West Melbourne School for Science Holds Ceremony to Commemorate Mosaic Project
By Space Coast Daily // October 30, 2021
The mosaic features clay pieces made by WMSS students of all ages
BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – West Melbourne School for Science held a beautiful ceremony to celebrate the conclusion of a mosaic art project that has been in the works for over two years. The ceremony included a choral performance, guest speakers, and ribbon-cutting.
When Principal Theresa Benson joined the West Melbourne School for Science family in 2019, she felt inspired to beautify the exterior walls of the school and decided to look into the Brevard Cultural Alliance’s Artist Residency program.
Local artist Mary Moon was matched with WMSS and worked in close collaboration with art teacher Kami Lambert to make Principal Benson’s dream a reality.
The mosaic features clay pieces made by West Melbourne School for Science students of all ages. Each special piece is themed to represent the School for Science. Looking closely, you’ll find everything from rockets to tropical fish to microscopes and test tubes.
The shooting star design was inspired by a piece of artwork done by former student, Kahlia Hsieh, who is now a student at West Shore Jr/Sr High. Kahlia’s younger sister Cecilia is a fourth-grader at West Melbourne School for Science.
The project was completed through the support of the Brevard Schools Foundation and the Brevard Cultural Alliance. The funding of this project was largely supported by the Florida Department of Arts and Culture.
Brevard Public Schools is thrilled for current and future students and staff to be able to enjoy this beautiful piece of art for many years to come.