I believe in giving in any capacity you can, whether it be by your Time, Talent or Treasure. In 2005 I embarked on my first large scale pro bono mural project. Since then, every year I have organized additional pro bono projects on an annual basis. I describe the feeling as, "My feet are planted firmly on the ground and my heart is on a hot air balloon ride." Creating backdrops that make people smile is a gift that I am proud to give.
2012 Mural Projects
We transformed a large 24'x14' room out at Overlake Christian Church that once sported light gray walls into a soft inviting space. The use of this room was donated to YFC Family Services. YFC offers supervised visitation for Foster Children with their Birth Parents. A special place providing a warm and welcoming environment for all involved.
2011 Mural Projects
Located in Seattle, Katherines Place is a Catholic not for profit that provides transitional housing for once homeless families. Our project transformed the computer lab into a vibrant whimsical space where kids feel like it is theirs.
2010 Mural Project
Camp Korey at Carnation Farm Tollhouse Building
2009 Mural Projects
Camp Korey at Carnation Farm Gray Gables Building
Mozelle was selected as the Lead Artist for the Art Angel program out at Camp Korey to create wonderful mural backdrops for this magical camp. Camp Korey provides camp for children who battle life threatening and serious illnesses; and to provide them with a safe, friendly, medically sound environment in which to simply have fun and be kids.
In the Gray Gables building we painted in the medical exam room, medical treatment room and the entry area where all kids check into camp.
2008 Fundraising Project "Art with Heart" Silent Auction
Mozelle was approached by Susan Camerer the Executive Director of Vision House to create murals in their new building being built by Centex homes through the Master Builders Care Foundation.
In the down turn of the economy in 2008 Mozelle embarked upon a Fundraising project. Facing the term "Cancellations" for the first time Mozelle decided to turn a negative around giving "Jack of all trades" a new face. Mozelle brainstormed the idea to raise funds to pay for a mural project at a discounted rate. Mozelle went out into the Eastside community and requested help from 57 local businesses and procurred silent auction items from 54 of them to raise funds for a Music themed Mural Project at Vision House. Over 150 fabulous people attended the event that was free at the door. With a matching donor $35,000.00 was raised!!!! $12k went to the mural project and the remaining funds toward programs at Vision House.
Two large scale Music Murals, the Boys & Girls Bathrooms with dancing silhouettes, A hallway elegant motif, And two quotes painted in the Vision House Corporate building!
In 2009 Mozelle received the honors as "2008 Volunteer of the Year Award" from Vision House at the Seahawks training facility in Renton, WA.
2007 Mural Project
2006 Mural Projects
Schneider Family Playhouse
Hometeam is a new series that airs on KONG TV, hosted by "The Apprentice" star Troy McClain. This inspiring series helps to make the American Dream a reality for people all across America. Hometeam selected Vision House, a local non profit, to be the recipient of an amazing gift. Schneider Homes built a new wing onto one of the existing Transitional Housing structures where once homeless mothers and their children now call home. The children thought that offices were being built when in actuality a special space just for them was coming to life. Mozelle by Design was selected to create wall to wall murals with an Under the Sea theme. To do this Mozelle brought in two other talented muralists, Carly Schmitt and Jordan Swain. During the ribbon cutting ceremony the artists eagerly awaited inside as the children came through the doors for the first time, awe struck.
NFL Boys & Girls Club New Orleans Louisiana
As you enter the lobby of the Boys & Girls Club their Mission Statement is hand painted up high to the right. Straight ahead the New Orleans Saints helmet is painted in honor of their contribution to make this club an NFL Youth Education Town project in conjunction with Cox Communications and Hometeam, hosted by Troy McClain. There are 3 more rooms of completed murals by Mozelle.
2005 Mural Project
Mozelle by Design was selected by Susan Camerer, the Executive Director at Vision House to transform their new "Children's Village" a 5,500 square ft. early childhood education facility located in Renton, built by Conner Homes and supported by the Gate's Foundation. This special place takes care of homeless, low-income, and other children within the local area. When Mozelle found out all that Vision House has done since 1990, she took it upon herself to make this the most amazing that she possibly could. Spencer indicated that she wanted every child and adult that walked through the doors to smile and be inspired to create. Organizing a total of 30 artists to transform 10 rooms into a wall to wall playground of art for three weeks straight. Each room had a theme: Great Outdoors Entry, Under the Sea, Pacific Northwest, Jungle Room, Barnyard Cafeteria, Meadow Room & Castle Room. Even the bathrooms took on a new persona from Whales & Squid to a hippo's home. In order to keep the continuity in each room, Mozelle Spencer appointed the following fabulous artists as Room Captains; Jordan Swain, Jennifer Carrasco, Brian Major, Carly Schmitt, Jody Anderson & Tamara Taylor Clark. KOMO 4 News showed up on Mother's Day while artists were working their magic with brush strokes. When interviewed the artists were proud to be there on that special day to give their gift of art.
"Since 1990 Vision House has provided transitional housing with integrated support services to homeless single mothers and their children and separately to homeless single men recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Our success is achieved by addressing the root social and economic problems that many homeless people have to overcome in order to break free from the cycle of homelessness." Quote taken from http://www.vision-house.org
Take a tour of Children's Village Childcare Center at http://www.childrensvillagechildcare.org