Ben’s Bells “be kind” murals are a series of kindness-themed mosaic murals created by local artists, students, and community members. The brightly colored public art pieces symbolize community connection and support through kindness and are created by a diverse group of community members wherever they are located.
In December of 2009, the Ben’s Bells Project, TUSD’s Community Transition Programs and the Marshall Foundation brought world-renowned and award-winning mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar from Philadelphia to Tucson. He taught the “Zagar Method” to the corridor team and worked alongside students and community members to install mosaic art onto two public walls within Main Gate Square. The Zagar workshop resulted in the completion of the first large-scale Kindness Corridor Mosaic Art Murals.
The murals are made of ceramic tiles (both handmade and donated floor tile) and mirror. The tiles are attached using Mastic onto a solid wall or HardieBacker attached to the wall. The grout is a mixture of Portland white cement and sand. Tint is used to color the grout color.
If you would like to request a mural or find out more about how to sponsor a mural, please contact us at [email protected].