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Mosaic community comes together to restore legacy of visionary tile artist Laurel Skye

Mosaic community comes together to restore legacy of visionary tile artist Laurel Skye

Gillen Tener Martin Special to the Union ARCATA – Arcata residents who visited the Plaza this past weekend likely noticed six integral parts absent.   Laurel Skye’s iconic tiled trash cans were temporarily removed for restoration by a 16-artist crew. Largely comprised of Skye’s students, the team assembled from near and far last week to

Skye’s vision renewed in Plaza mosaic restoration project

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union The Plaza’s colorful trash bins, artfully encrusted with tiles by the late, legendary mosaicist Laurel Skye, are looking a little dowdy these days. After 13 years of enduring vandals, thing-kickers, collisions with navigationally-challenged drunks, errant frisbees and one suspected car crash, the rigors of Plaza life have taken their

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