Chess From Scratch
Celebrating 150 years of the publishing of Alice and Through the Looking Glass, the current Bubbler Artists-In-Residence, Amy Mietzel and Marcia Yapp, offered some teen groups the opportunity to put their personal touch on this community project -- mosaic chess boards to be permanently housed inside several of our libraries for public use.
Amy and Marcia made three chess boards with Teen Bubbler - two from glass mosaic and one from paint.
The two Mosaic Boards ended up as permanent installations for two Madison Public Library locations. Amy and Marsha gained the help of many people along the way, and a few teen groups got to put some time toward creating these two public game boards. They start with one blank board and one board that was already started by another group, loads of stained glass, glass cutters, and goggles. The "M"s were marked out to let everyone know those squares need to be filled with mirror glass. No "M" means it can be any color of stained glass.
BOARD 1: Glass Mosaic
Our group started it from scratch and left for others to finish. The board now has a permanent home at Meadowridge Library.
BOARD 2: Glass Mosaic
Our group picked up where others left off and then passed it on to the next group. The board now has a permanent home at Central Library.
BOARD 3: Paint
Sometimes its easier and more relaxing to grab some brushes and focus on keeping the squares in line. The board now has a permanent home at the Dane County Juvenile Detention Center.