Community art installation at USU

Jillian Shayer

If you spend any time in the University Student Union you may have noticed the colorful, artistic mural hanging on the wall near the International and Exchange Students offices.

The tiles are comprised of unique pieces hand made by students, faculty and staff of CSUN as well as community members, local artists and high school students.

Each piece represents a personal story or life-impacting incident or event of the artist.

The piece created by graduate art student Michele Martinez after she experienced a close call accident on the 118 Freeway.

The accident inspired her to create the wall by allowing others to express their stories by designing a piece of tile.

Cal State Northridge staff and students will dedicate this ‘Wall of Changes’ on Thursday May 7, at 12:30 p.m.

The 5-foot-tall by 36-foot-wide wall is located on campus off Zelzah Avenue.