For their inaugural event, Cornerstone Montgomery commissioned Arts on the Block apprentices to design and create a “Legacy” award. This gorgeous mosaic statuette was presented to County Executive, Isiah “Ike” Leggett, during a black tie gala at the Fillmore in Silver Spring that included the Who’s Who of Montgomery County!
With a design brief in hand, AOB Apprentices set out to design, fabricate, personalize and deliver a desk top award to be presented at the October 17, 2017 “Celebrating a Legacy” gala. Cornerstone Montgomery’s new award program is meant to annually recognize a person of distinguished service in Montgomery County, MD with the design of the award to reflect the importance of that person’s impact on the community. The client brief specified that the award design strongly reflect the Cornerstone Montgomery brand, including the sun ray design element and blue and gold/yellow color palette. Further, the award “should express an organic style with light, serene, reflective qualities”. The client was also specifically interested in a small object on a base that can rest on a desk or shelf and dissuaded design solutions that are trendy, industrial-looking, or too overt in literal meaning.
Commemorating his administration with intentionality, positivity and purpose, Cornerstone Montgomery awarded Ike Leggett’s leadership and legacy with an original fused glass artwork handcrafted by AOB youth apprentice artists under the direction of a master artist. The award is also signed and dated by the producing artist, and stamped on the bottom by Arts on the Block as a small, but important, acknowledgement of the hard work, and creative talent of our youth arts apprentices.