Friday, September 27, 2013

Apopka mosaic represents immigrants' lives

About 100 people took pieces of glass, stone, plastic and other things and made a beautiful mosaic to illustrate the story of immigrants in their area.   - - Donna Poisl

By Jeff Kunerth, Orlando Sentinel

A domino. Stones and seashells. Charms, earrings and campaign buttons. Little glass bottles with messages rolled up inside. A ceramic jewel box.

These small pieces of the lives of immigrants are now part of a soaring mosaic that adorns the doorway to Apopka's Hope CommUnity Center.

"A mosaic makes something beautiful out of broken pieces," said Sister Ann Kendrick, who has been assisting Central Florida's farmworkers since the 1970s. "That's what this mosaic symbolizes."

The mosaic was unveiled Sunday in a dedication ceremony led by Kendrick.
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