CAARS Community Mural

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CAARS invites all members of CAA to join together and help us to create a beautiful mural to honor our unshakeable community, our strength and resilience during this difficult year. Our hope is for this piece of community art to continue to inspire connection to our community and bring joy into our space.  Thank you to the Aytz Chaim Endowment Trust for helping to fund this project!

From Our In-Person Mural Painting Event: June 6, 2021

Mural Process:

  • Each tile can be purchased for $36

  • We’re working with mural and tile artist, Pat Johnson, who will create an Aytz Chaim – Tree of Life design. Each family’s tile will be part of and create the canopy of leaves in our Aytz Chaim.

  • Each tile is 6″ by 6″. Your tile can be designed however you’d like: Jewish symbols, handprints, quotes, or anything meaningful to you! We recommend including your family name, or other identifying information, in your design – so that when you return to this mural years from today you will always be able to identify your tile!

Here is an explanation of many common Jewish symbols:

Please take time to plan out your design in advance. Here is a template:

How to Participate: 

At Home Kits can be picked up curbside at Congregation Agudas Achim from June 7 – June 17, 2021.
[Time and Date for pick-up chosen upon tile purchase].

  • We will prepare a kit of 5 glaze colors, 1 blank tile, and 1 paint brush. Within the sign-up form, you can choose your 5 colors.  All glazes can be mixed to create different hues and shades. 
  • Please take time to plan out your tile design in advance. You will only have one tile to work with. We recommend including your family name, or other identifying information in your design – so that when you return to this mural years from today you will always be able to identify your tile.
  • All tiles must be returned to CAA by June 21, 2020.

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Become a Sponsor:

You do not need to create a tile to become a sponsor.
Help CAARS and CAA’s Youth Department continue to provide our children and families with inspiring education, meaningful connections, and a deep commitment to lifelong Jewish identity as we honor our community with this beautiful mural. Sponsors names will be inscribed on the mural in gratitude.

Would you like to maximize your impact to become a sponsor?

Thank you to Suzy Seriff and Robert Cullick for introducing our community to artist Pat Johnson.

  • Pat Johnson is known for her figurative sculpture and tile murals, which take cues from a grab bag of influences ranging from antiquity to popular culture. A clay artist for more than 40 years, Johnson lives and works in the small rural town of Fayetteville, Texas. She was commissioned to produce tile murals for the College Station Public Library, Monument Hill State Park in La Grange, and the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Austin, as a Texas Commission for the Arts artist-in-residence she taught and produced murals in Longview, Waco and Austin. Learn more about Pat Johnson here.