Steele Elementary School mural - CODAworx

Steele Elementary School mural

Submitted by Juanita Canzoneri

Client: Judy Nixon Kent for Steele Elementary School

Location: Colorado Springs, CO, United States

Completion date: 2009

Artwork budget: $2,000

Project Team


Judy Nixon Kent

French Laundry


Juanita Canzoneri


The mural reflects on the 100 year history of a local elementary school as it encourages and welcomes future students.


The family commissioning the project brought me in to oversee the design, creation, and installation of the mural. They wanted to give a gift to the school and had been heavily involved in a recent building renovation but felt their project needed a more artistic flair than they could manage on their own. The mother in the family was a former mosaic student (and now friend) of mine and they felt me to be a good fit.


The project was a collaboration between a family at the school and me. They spearheaded the project and we both worked on the design, facilitation, and installation. Historical photos of actual students through the years were integrated into the piece.