The Art of Mosaic 2007
Traditional and Contemporary Mosaic Art by New England Artists
September 6 - October 6, 2007
Exhibition Curators: Bill Buckingham and Margaret Ryan
Mosaic is one of the oldest and enduring art forms. It is alive with innovation
today as it was millennia ago. Mosaic artists push the medium in new directions
manipulating traditional and modern materials to make statements that engage,
provoke, and delight the eye and mind.
The Art of Mosaic gathers
for the first time in the Boston area selected works of mosaic from artists
through out New England. The exhibition includes examples of fine art pieces,
architectural installations, as well as decorative and functional art objects.
The Somerville Museum hosts The Art of Mosaic. Somerville has
established itself as an artist friendly city within the greater Boston area.
Through Open Studios, Art Festivals, an active Arts Council and the Somerville
Museum artists are provided with opportunities to
create, exhibit, educate and lead as an art community.
In keeping with the Museum's mission to feature Somerville based artists, the
exhibition dedicates the west gallery to mosaic art in Somerville with
photographs of installations and actual mosaics by local artists. The larger
grand gallery, naturally lit by two stories of windows, showcases fifty New
England artists. Mosaics unite disparate elements of design, materials and
technique to create works of timeless beauty in which the whole is greater than
the sum of its parts. Join us! See for yourself The Art of Mosaic!
The Exhibition is free and open to the public. There will be mosaic demonstrations
by participating artists at 1 and 3 pm on Saturdays. Audience
members will be given the opportunity to see artists in action as they create
with the materials of marble, vitreous glass, Venetian smalti glass, stone,
ceramic, broken plates (picassiette), gem stones, found objects and more. Thursday,
September 13 (2007)at 7 pm, Somerville resident and Objects Conservator at the
Worcester Art Museum, Paula Artal-Isbrand, will present a free Lecture and
visual presentation on the ancient Antioch Mosaics permanently installed at the
Worcester Art Museum.
||THE ART OF MOSAIC - Exhibition
This incredible catalog includes color photographs of
the 64 mosaics in the exhibition along with information and statements by the
online by clicking here.
Other special events include poetry and prose readings by the Bagel
Bards on Thursday, September 27 (2007) at 7 pm (free) and Sunday 4 pm
music concerts of world folk music with Sue Robbins and Michael Cicone
(September 23rd) and jazz music with Ruthie Ristich and Friends
(September 30th). The music concerts are $15.00 per person. The Somerville
Library at 79 Highland Ave. will show a film about Antonio
, his mosaics and architecture (free). Call the library at 617-623-5000 for
dates and times.
The Public is cordially invited to join the mosaic artists at a Reception
on Sunday, September 9 (2007), 2-6 pm
. The Art of Mosaic is on display September 6 - October 6, 2007 at the Somerville
Museum, #1 Westwood Rd, Somerville, 02143, 617-666-9810. Hours: Thursday 2-7
pm, Friday 2-5 pm, Saturday 12-5 pm, Sunday 12-6 pm.