Great workshop with Dianne Sonnenberg a few weeks ago . The first day, students learned all about smalti while working on a traditional piece, using thin set, hammer and hardie, nippers and following Dianne's expert instruction. Second day, everyone worked on a more contemporary piece, with brilliant results.
Thank you Dianne - we're looking forward to having back in the studio.
Certificates for all.
Friday Night Art Walk February
February Art Walk is over and it was a great success. Lots of people came to the studio about 100, and many of them, from what I could tell, didn't have any knowledge of what mosaic is. So, really fun to introduce them to the art. I'm glad that there was a variety of work on the walls for locals to view. There were lots of questions about the techniques, the materials, and how much time it takes to create a mosaic. Several people asked about the workshops and picked up flyers and information about the visiting artists. I'm hoping that a few local people sign up for some of the workshops.
I was interviewed about the studio and a bit about my history. The local arts council will produce a video that I'll post here when it's produced.
All in all a worthwhile event.
The First Friday Art Walk in Eugene, OR is February 3 and I'm ready for it. The studio is empty of all chairs, tables, tools and is ready for the crowd that is promised to pass this way. I have to give a talk or interview not sure which, and I'm nervous about this, as I want to present this gallery/studio and all mosaic art has to offer in an exciting and informative way that will arouse lots of interest. OK - breathe and again ;-).
Besides my mosaics, these are on the walls:
Flora by Marian Shapiro Ordinaria Cinereo Psittacus Anemone nemorosa
by Jennot Leenen by Jeannot Leenen
Madonna by Giulio Menossi Wind by Strahil Naydenov Elevation by Gerda Jacobs
Traces by Gerda Jacobs