Community production days

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See in a new way, 432 individual artworks come together as one voice.  The final workdays to complete our installation happened last weekend.


Grandma wrapping the art.




Noah’s Mom is installing the hanging hardware.

Peyton helps organize the art by grade and classroom.

Thanks to everyone who helped every step of this journey, so excited for “Time to Shine!”


One Million Faces, Time to Shine project, Lyons, CO

On September 11, 2013, a historic flood devastated the town of Lyons forcing the evacuation and relocation of many residents.  The Lyons Elementary students, teachers and staff temporarily moved to Main Street School in Longmont to begin their school year.


The One Million Faces team welcomed the Lyons Elementary community home on December 2, 2013 photographing over 350 students, teachers and staff. For the “Time to Shine” project, students shared their unique message to the world on white boards, giving the littlest voices the opportunity to share their message with the world.

Then on January 27, 2014 Dyer began a three-week artist-in-residence program at Lyons Elementary teaching art and collage-making in the classroom. Each child created two original seven-inch collages on wood, one for the school mural and one to take home. Parents, and community members rallied to prep materials and work alongside the kids messages to create inspiring original art collages.

Join us for the unveiling of this inspiring mural at a community celebration, bring your dancing shoes!

WHEN: Community Celebration Thursday, April 10, 2014, 5:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.

WHERE: Lyons Elementary School, 433 High St., Lyons, CO 80540. Phone 303-823-6915.


Love at First Sight: Lyons Elementary, Time to Shine Project

Peggy Dyer presenting slideshows to the children of Lyons Elementary School, photo courtesy of Shannon Hudson Photography

I first met the Lyons Elementary community on Nov. 21, 2013 as they gathered in the cafeteria for their final day of class at the Longmont Main Street School.  Their home school of Lyons Elementary had been many things since the devastating floods forced the evacuation of the community in September.

Sally, a 5th grader, leads the students in their moving story.

Their school had been repurposed from the devastating floods, Fema HQ, Temporary Town Hall, Shelter for the evacuated families in those first few days.