August 9, 2023

Campers Contribute to a Communal Masterpiece!

An amazing Collaborative Art Mosaic Project is underway this summer at partner camps across the region in honor of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s Centennial celebration! Each camp is producing one section of what will become one beautiful, exuberant collaborative piece. 

Israeli American mosaic artist Cecilia Kremer has worked extensively with groups of all ages, including schools, camps, and synagogues, to create meaningful and beautiful community installations around the world. She teaches and facilitates community projects with specialty in contemporary mosaics in all forms, especially Judaica and her work can be found in private collections and numerous Jewish institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

Kremer and her team of artists at Chromatile created 16 individual square-foot sections that will be combined into an approximately 4-by-4-foot communal piece. The artists created templates that they shipped to the camps, along with all materials needed to complete the project. Camp art specialist were trained via Zoom to engage campers in the process. Once the sections are completed by the camps, Kremer will install the piece at the Aidekman Jewish Community Campus in Whippany where it will commemorate Federation’s first 100 years and the deep commitment Federation and our Greater MetroWest community have with Jewish camp.

A special thank you to Daniel and Joshua Rocker and their families who are sponsoring this incredible initiative in honor of their parents, Marian and David Rocker, for their longtime support of Jewish camp!  

Check out lots more pictures here!