This special public art mosaic mural project for the Adams Rec Center building is very near and dear to both Kim and Dennis, because it will be installed just 3 blocks from where they live in the community of Normal Heights, City of San Diego, CA. The project is still fund-raising, and overall, they have been working already 6+ years to get City approvals for the design, engineering, permits, and community input.

In studio now on the table being assembled, are 11 individual interlocking butterfly wing panels, that together measure 18′ long by 9′ high. When all finished, it is estimated to be installed March of 2024.

The project was designed by Kim Emerson as a site-specific mosaic mural, entitled KALEIDOSCOPE OF BUTTERFLIES, that wraps around the NW corner of the Adams Recreation Center building, located in the heart of urban Normal Heights.

Kim and Dennis are grateful for the generous support from the following:

Normal Heights Community Development Corporation, San Diego Gas & Electric, U.S. Bank in San Diego, Synergy Arts Foundation at https://synergyarts.org, and countless individual community members of Normal Heights, as well as friends and family from around the U.S.

We are currently still fund-raising for this project. All donations are tax deductible. To give direct please contact Kim Emerson. Or, you can give through our GoFundMe at https://gofund.me/cf18eefd account. The project will receive 100% of all donations because our fiscal agent, the Normal Heights Community Development Corporation (NHCDC), is a non-profit organization.

Additional THANKS goes to the following local community groups and City departments for their endorsements and support in various ways:

Normal Heights Urban Arts (NHUA), the Adams Avenue Business Association (AABA), the Normal Heights Community Development Corporation (NHCDC), the City of San Diego – Commission for Arts & Culture, the City of San Diego – Department of Parks & Recreation, the Normal Heights Community Association (NHCA), and the Normal Heights Community Planning Group (NHCPG).

Below are images of the approved design and current in-studio production images:

More to come soon!