Monday, May 12, 2014

Redlands Christian Migrant Association


The Rollason Center in Immokalee is the headquarters for Redlands Christian Migrant Association.  RCMA oversees 8o child care centers in 21 Florida counties, serving about 7,000 infants
and toddlers from migrant farm worker and other rural low income families.
Gyla is an administrator who has worked at RCMA for 33 years.


The building is in a crescent shape, bringing to mind an encircling arm protecting the children.


The ceramic mural is 250 feet long.  It is the work of artist Judith Inglese and was installed in 2008.

Linked to Monday Murals.

27 comments:

Andy said...

A good cause and a amazing mural.

Birdman said...

For sure... Jack, you share today a wonderful 'slice of life'.

Weekend-Windup said...

You have shared a wonderful thing!

Jim said...

This is a really beautiful mural.

Halcyon said...

Great mural!

Lois said...

Wonderful murals! I had no idea these child care centers existed.

Sharon Anck said...

I love that ceramic mural, it's beautiful. They do very important work!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Looks lovely Jack and I like the idea of a 'circling arm' :)

Sylvia K said...

This is fantastic, Jack! I love the ceramic mural, the colors and "circling arm" not to mention the work that they do which is the best of all!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

An impressive piece of work. I've just been exploring the link you give, which led me to what the artist has tom say about this particular work. It's at:
http://www.judithinglese.com/projectblog/a-work-in-progress

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Very impressive!

VP said...

An interesting work...

Luis Gomez said...

Nice work.

Malyss said...

Great cause, beautiful mural, fabulous people !

RedPat said...

It is fabulous Jack!

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful work, I like it.
... and a great cause!

Kay said...

This is refreshing to see, a welcome for immigrant children. They're not always encircled with protective arms.

cieldequimper said...

Fabulous. This is hope and life and oh just good.

Lowell said...

Very interesting building and mural. And it sounds like a good work; hopefully, they do not proselytize.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful building...the architecture's quite distinctive. And that mural is beautiful.

Randy said...

Wonderful mural.

Linda said...

Nice mural. Always good to see people helping each other.

Hilda said...

This is the first time I've seen a ceramic mural — it's wonderful! Though what the center does is even more wonderful.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A very impressive mural. I appreciate your detail photos to give us a taste of the intricacies of the mural. Especially like the boy in the orange grove. Has an arts & crafts feel to it. Although I imagine it's referencing field work. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

EG CameraGirl said...

So much to see and ponder when looking at this mural.

Kate said...

An impressive program with a building having an impressive mural. I maxed the photo to see the images better and like the addition of animals in the mural. So happy to hear that this community is taking care of the children. Wish all communities did this!

José Mendonça said...

What a great work!