Community art comes to Crow River
Kristin Allen and Melissa Gohman recently installed a new piece of art in New London.
Gohman is a visiting artist from the Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center in St. Cloud.
The mosaic is in the form of a millstone, an object that is part of the area’s history, Allen said. Members of the community helped create the images with colored bits of glass set on pieces of mesh that adhere to the glass when heated.
“We’ve had a lot of community help,” Allen said.
The pieces of mesh are then plastered to the millstone, a process that’s much easier than applying each piece of glass one at a time.
The images are of creatures typical to the area: a fox, a heron, a kingfisher, a turtle and a fish.