Dream

On Martin Luther King Jr Day Connection Lab led the creation of a collaborative mosaic that says “DREAM”.  The piece was tiled by community members following a public event with speeches, films and performances.  The mosaic references both the DREAM Act...

Resilience

The ArtBeat festival is a mainstay of the art scene in Somerville, MA, but COVID changed the festival’s plans and moved everything to be online or socially distanced.  Through the Beautiful Stuff Project, Connection Lab created a public art installation called...

Mandala Hug

    The Healey School is an amazing place, with creative and dedicated students and staff, and the principal wanted to find a way to visually represent the many people who support the students every day, creating an installation that would ‘feel like a...

Believe Mosaic

The East Somerville Community School has a new principal, and he’s chosen a motto for the year: Believe.  It’s pasted throughout the school on walls and windows, and in each classroom.  During the 2019-2020 school year Connection Lab designed an 8-foot-wide mosaic...

Dandelion Days Storywalk

Through the Beautiful Stuff Project, Connection Lab created an 8-page mosaic Storywalk called Dandelion Days. Each page of the book is a 12”x16” mosaic created by community members during socially-distanced outdoor tiling sessions.  Without words, the book tells the...