Mosaic project under way

A group of area residents spent Saturday morning assisting with an ongoing mosaic project at Cove Commons in Weirton. Designed by resident Elaine Klar, the artwork features pieces of Homer Laughlin China Co’s Fiestaware placed to create a depiction of Weirton’s history, starting with John Holliday’s fort and the community of Holliday’s Cove through the creation of the Weirton Steel Corp. and the incorporation of the city of Weirton. The mosaic began as a project associated with last year’s Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival. Additional work is being scheduled for May 25, and organizers are asking for volunteers to assist with the project.

— Craig Howell