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Make a tile Saturday for Compassion Corner Earthbench

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From page A3 | April 12, 2013 |

Are you interested in memorializing your concept of compassion on a permanent art installation in downtown Davis?

On Saturday, community members are invited to create a ceramic tile to be part of mosaic that will be embedded into the Compassion Corner Earthbench. The Earthbench, recently approved by the Davis City Council, will be a functional piece of public art at the corner of Third and C streets, a corner dedicated to compassion.

The project grows out of the work of David H. Breaux, who has stood at that corner since June 2009 inviting people to write their ideas about compassion in a notebook.

Local ceramic artist Mark Rivera is overseeing the tile making, which will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Compassion Corner. Rivera will supply the clay, tools, glazes and plenty of guidance. Completed tiles will be glazed off-site and brought back to the corner to be embedded into the bench later this month.

There is no cost to make a compassion tile and no experience is required. Simply come with an idea about what compassion means to you. Completing the artwork could take up to one to two hours.

Rivera is an accomplished artist with ceramic works on display locally at the Davis Food Co-op, the USDA building plaza, Central Park and the Sacramento International Airport. He combines handmade ceramic, glass, mirrors, seashells, pebbles and factory tile in his mosaics.

Community members interested in helping to build the bench itself are invited to attend a work party Sunday, April 28. Further information and signups for one-hour shifts are at http://groups.dcn.org/compassioncorner.

The “Peace on Earthbench Movement” was founded by Brennan Blazer Bird, who built his first Earthbench in 2011 as part of his senior project at UC Davis. Earthbenches have since been collaboratively built all over the world. Information about them can be found at www.earthbench.org.

For more information, email thecompassioncorner@gmail.com or visit Breaux at the corner of Third and C streets between noon and 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

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