Three-Hour-Mural with Josef Norris

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I am not a speed artist. I don’t do anything in three hours, let alone a 9’x12′ wall. The great joy of this class for me was learning to work against my grain, with no time for obsessing, Continue reading

Call to Artists: Tiny Art

Tiny Art Invite

Charlotte Art League will sponsor an Enormous Tiny Art Show to benefit the Community Mosaic Project in December. Art no larger than 4″ x 6″ in any medium will be enthusiastically accepted, and all donating artists will be named as contributors to the project. What’s in it for you? Continue reading

First Community Mosaic Project Outreach Session

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Like a phoenix she rises, ruffled, marginally alert, and not quite ready to fly, having spent the past week drowsing under an ashy avalanche of Calls to Artists, press releases, and silicone-inspired dreams. But today, today we will actually touch tiles. Or at least wet clay. Today, we will have our first Community Mosaic Project Outreach Session. Continue reading

The Year of the Mosaic

Paua Shell

Back in August, I made an offhand comment to a fellow art league member. An art student home for the summer was looking for ways to fatten up her portfolio, and offered to help us gain some additional community presence. “Why don’t you have her design something for the exterior of the building?” At 52, I could never pass for having been born yesterday. You’d think I’d have known better. Continue reading