ALMA was honored to have been invited to create memorial benches for the Mascarenas children, Ian, Olivia, and Eli, who were tragically taken on December 5, 2016. They have surviving family, classmates, teachers, and community members who needed healing. ALMA artists visited the children’s classmates at Manzano Mesa Elementary School to involve them in designing and making tiles for the benches. The students learned the art of mosaic tile and shared their love and stories with the artists and teachers to honor the memories of Ian, Olivia, and Eli Mascarenas.
IOE Memorial Benches