Unique mosaic benefits WIN

mosaic benefits

A unique mosaic on display at The Foundry benefits the local WIN program while celebrating local women artists.

A collaborative painting by 36 women artists features individual canvases that, put together, depict the kitchen of a popular local eatery. Sponsorships of the panels will benefit Women in Need of Chambersburg.

unique Mosaic benefits WIN
36 women artists worked in their home studios – not knowing what the final product would be – to create panels which have been brought together and assembled to form a large multi-media mosaic painting. (Photo courtesy The Foundry)

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“We had to work creatively to find a way to foster this collaboration while in-person events were not possible,” said Foundry artist Anne Finucane. 

The Foundry reached out to artists outside the cooperative for help.

A total of 23 community artists joined 13 Foundry artists in contributing individual squares to create the whole “mosaic” painting.

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Separate panels create mosaic

The 36 women artists worked in their home studios, creating panels later assembled to form a large multi-media mosaic painting. None knew what the final result would be as they worked.

The panels represent diverse artistic expressions unique to each individual artist. When viewed together, the work speaks with one voice depicting [email protected]

The painting depicts Chambersburg’s beloved Falafel Shack restaurant, located on the Square, at 9 North Main Street.  The family of Amer Chaudry and Jasmina Ademovic started the business with the goal of “expanding peoples’ palates and minds with their food!” 

They began with a stand at the North Square Farmers Market in 2013, and just celebrated the restaurant’s 3rd anniversary.

The painting depicts their kitchen on a typical summer day, with workers including Daniela Crawford and Aaron McKenzie, with Amer Chaudry in the background.

The Foundry artists have decided to use the painting to raise awareness and funds to support Women in Need. WIN has provided services to domestic violence and sexual assault victims, survivors and significant others for over three decades. 

With a suggested sponsorship donation of $50 to $100 per panel, the Foundry hopes to raise $2,500 for WIN. Each sponsorship will go directly to Women in Need,. The squares will remain together, however, as a tribute to women in the community . 

Sponsorships can be purchased in person at the Foundry, or online here.

About the Foundry

The Foundry is home to an eclectic mix of handmade works by artists from around the Cumberland Valley. It houses a retail shop where guests can purchase unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that are made locally and view rotating exhibits featuring the work of local and regional artists.

Visitors can also shop the Salvage Supply area of the store, where used art and craft supplies are available at rock-bottom prices.

For more information about the Foundry, call (717)261-0706, email  [email protected]  or visit Foundry Art Market.

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