Atlantic City's Mudgirls create mosaic for new Stockton campus

March 28, 2018 Press of Atlantic City

Erin Serpico

Above the old St. Michael’s Church on Tuesday, three women worked diligently to shape, roll and cut clay to form tiles by hand for a large mosaic.

They’ve made about 1,000 tiles so far, but they need about 1,800 to complete their collective project to contribute to a new neighbor in the city: the Stockton University campus coming to the Chelsea neighborhood.

Christopher Paladino, president of A.C. DEVCO, which is overseeing the project, said he noticed the efforts at MudGirls and thought their work would have a place in the new building.

“It’s not just a project, it’s a neighborhood, but it’s also a community,” Paladino said. “We try to find unique ways to find folks who live here to put their mark on it.”