It's official! The saved mosaic is now the CAPA Mosaic!

With a crowd of about 60, enthusiastic performances by CAPA students, and words by a few of the folks instrumental in saving the former Loews Philadelphia Mosaic and orchestrating and executing it's move and installation at its new home at the Philadelphia High School of Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA), the mosaic was unveiled at a gathering on March 21, 2014. Please enjoy a few photos of the event!

Photos © 2014 Anabella Wewer

CAPA students and guests listening to opening remarks, with the saved mosaic above.

CAPA students and guests listening to opening remarks, with the saved mosaic above.

A plaque acknowledging the work of those who led the effort to save the mosaic now graces the column to the left of the work.

A plaque acknowledging the work of those who led the effort to save the mosaic now graces the column to the left of the work.

The team that lead the efforts of many volunteers and donors to preserve this great mosaic! From left: Nancy Frank, MSoP; Stephen Miotto, fabricator; Wendy Shapiro, Interim Principal, CAPA; Richard Watson, Artist; Daniel O'Brien, The City of Philadelphia; Jason Zahaczewski, Humphrey Construction Group; Carol Shelkin, President, MSoP

The team that lead the efforts of many volunteers and donors to preserve this great mosaic! From left: Nancy Frank, MSoP; Stephen Miotto, fabricator; Wendy Shapiro, Interim Principal, CAPA; Richard Watson, Artist; Daniel O'Brien, The City of Philadelphia; Jason Zahaczewski, Humphrey Construction Group; Carol Shelkin, President, MSoP

Admiring the mosaic! (Carol Shelkin, President, MSoP; Stephen Miotto, fabricator)

Admiring the mosaic! (Carol Shelkin, President, MSoP; Stephen Miotto, fabricator)

The mosaic can now be admired at eye level! It will be viewable during CAPA's public events.

The mosaic can now be admired at eye level! It will be viewable during CAPA's public events.

Stephen Miotto, fabricator, signing the extra pieces cut from the edges of the mosaic, which were auctioned to raise funds for MSoP's Scholarship Fund.

Stephen Miotto, fabricator, signing the extra pieces cut from the edges of the mosaic, which were auctioned to raise funds for MSoP's Scholarship Fund.