Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Colorado Mosaic Artist’s Exhibition
January 20 – May 13, 2018
Green Room Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, February 9, 6 – 8 pm
The beauty of Colorado’s striking landscape has inspired artists for centuries and in many different mediums. This beauty includes natural environmental elements that have challenged scientists to enhance their knowledge and understanding of our fragile planet. The Colorado Mosaic Artists’ Exhibition of Earth, Air, Fire, Water embraces these elements through a variety of artistic interpretations.
The purpose of Colorado Mosaic Artists (CMA) is the promotion of mosaic as a fine art and the artistic and technical education of its members and the general public. CMA welcomes and supports all members including professional mosaic artists, dedicated amateurs and mosaic suppliers.
From the Past to Present – A Look at Mosaic Art
Saturday, February 10, 1 pm
Lectures by Marlea Taylor and Kathy Thaden
Enjoy a look at the history of mosaic around the Western World and see this ancient art form’s new, contemporary interpretations. In addition to the presentation, attendees will receive a glossary and descriptions of a variety of mosaic materials and methods. The lecture is open to artists of various levels and mediums. The presentation consists of a video on the history of mosaic and a PowerPoint of modern mosaics. Demonstrations of the various tools used and the mosaic process will follow the presentation. Various mosaic artists will participate in these demonstrations.
Marlea Taylor – B.A., Art/History, Ohio University, M.F.A., Printmaking, Michigan State University, 7 pieces in the State of Colorado collection, 31 years in Art Education, former Vice President of Colorado Mosaic Artists.
Kathy Thaden – a professional member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and founding member and past President of the Colorado Mosaic Artists.
Hands-on Workshop: Drop-In “Make and Take” Mosaic
Saturday, February 24, 1 – 3 pm
In this drop-in workshop, all ages are welcome to come and create their own button, tin, magnet, or necklace with found objects in mosaic fashion. Perhaps create a landscape, pattern, or an abstract – it’s your choice. When finished, take your piece home and a few hours later it should be dry enough to show off!
Pam Farris – BA, MA. Art teacher for 24 years from ages K-12. 3D artist, member of NEXT gallery, medieval re-creationist and Public Relations Chair of Colorado Mosaic Artists (CMA).