Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Public Mosaic Project in Takoma Park

Alice Sims of Art for the People says, "this is a big project." She's not kidding. And you can be involved.

"CALL FOR CREATIVITY We are beginning the design phase for community mosaic murals for the exterior and interior of the Takoma Park Community Center (Maple and 410).

Community Meeting Thursday November 6th, 7:30 pm
Artists and non-artists are urged to be present as we begin to explore themes and locations for a permanent public work that represents our community. This will be a chance to meet Arturo Ho, our lead artist, to have a brief overview of mosaic arts, and to voice ideas for the community center exterior. The art of mosaic has great potential for public works in Takoma Park, and this project offers a chance to learn and take part.

Guest Artists from the American Museum of Visionary Art (AVAM) Thursday November 13th, 7:30 pm
Joe Wall, technical director for the spectacular mosaic mural at the American Museum of Visionary Art in Baltimore, will give an overview of their process, materials and methods, and be available to answer questions about the art & craft of mosaic. Bonnie Bonnell, who worked on Phase One, will give a presentation on the double-indirect method. This will begin our series of talks and workshops open to anyone interested in learning the art & craft of mosaic."