Devon Energy Centennial Mosaic Mural
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Students, volunteers and artists spent over a year tediously cutting, glazing and firing thousands of hand-made porcelain tiles constructing 1,150 square feet which are adhered to mesh, grouted and sealed.
The mural features nine panels depicting official state symbols and items from nature. The "women's wall" is the largest panel made to resemble three American Indian women pouring water from pots that match up with the existing fountain at the end of the canal.
A significant portion of the costs of creating this mural was generously provided by Devon Energy Corporation. This financial gift was given to the Centennial Commission to sponsor this official centennial project. In recognition of this sponsorship, the Centennial Commission provided the naming rights to Devon Energy. We join the Centennial Commission in expressing our appreciation to Devon Energy for their support of this project.
Anytime one mentions this mosaic mural, resounding recognition must be given to Mary Ann Moore--Mosaicist, Centennial Mosaic Tile Project Director, and OCCC Professor of Art. She, leading a cast of many volunteers, students, and colleagues, has created a magnificent mural to celebrate Oklahoma's 100th birthday. She has worked tirelessly for over two years to bring this project to life. Simply put, without Mary Ann, this project would not have existed. Mary Ann, thank you.
I would also like to recognize Carolyn Farris, retired OCCC Professor of Art. She served as the lead illustrator for all of the drawings used to create the mural. The illustrations are wonderful and stand on their own as truly fine works of art. Carolyn, thank you.
I hope that you take time to visit the mural. You will be inspired by its beauty, in awe of the tremendous work it represents, and proud that it is associated with Oklahoma City Community College. Having seen the mural, I am inspired, in awe, and very proud.
President of Oklahoma City Community College