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, in the City of San Diego. The project is still in the fund-raising phase, 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 February 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 esteemed organizations and individuals:

Normal Heights Community Development Corporation, San Diego Gas & Electric, U.S. Bank in San Diego, Synergy Arts Foundation at, and many individual community members of Normal Heights, and friends and family from across the U.S.

We are currently still fund-raising, and all donations are tax deductible! To give direct please contact Kim Emerson, OR, give through GoFundMe at

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: