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MosaicMoments UNDP community mosaic recognized

@ mosaic arts international exhibition in Nashville/TN/USA The Mosaic Arts International: Architectural & Site-Specific segment is a juried exhibit of the best in contemporary architectural and in situ mosaics from SAMA’s diverse international membership. This segment was juried by Kim Emerson, Award Winning Public Artist and Founder of the San Diego Mosaic School, San Diego, California, USA.   The 19 installations selected are represented at the Nashville Public Library Art Gallery through print and digital images, video, and a collection of ephemera provided by the artists.  Materials on display will including drawings, sketchbooks, materials samples and tools that will provide visitors a unique perspective into the process of creating a large-scale mosaic work. The exhibition features the works of 19 artists from the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil, including “Athos meets Gaudi” by Gertrud Müller, mosaic moments studio, Brasilia, Brazil. Gertrud Müller is a german national currently working in Brasilia, Brazil. She is the founder of mosaic moments studio where she is offering classes in classic mosaic and is organizing community mosaic projects next to her own mosaic work. …

2017 retrospective

Looking back through this year it makes me extremely happy and satisfied that so many beautiful mosaics have developed in the mosaic moments studio. Giving classes to adults and children was the time  I always looked forward to in 2017. Tuesday evening and Wednesdays, my teaching days,  are my “social days” in the studio and a great change to my otherwise “lonely time” creating my own works. Teaching teaches me: with Irina I ventured into first works with the brazilian vitreous glass – Vidrotil. Ligia brought the fabulous cutting bottle: Oraida advised me on the frame for my lemon mosaic: So thank you to all my students to give me the chance to pass on what I most like in life – making and learning about mosaics.

Mosaics in Barcelona – not only Gaudi!

What comes in mind when you think of mosaics in Barcelona? Certainly Antonio Gaudi. But I was surprised when during the 13th ICCM conference we were shown the gems of mosaic conservation in Catalonia and there was NO Gaudi amongst them! Let me take you to these places: This is the Recinte Modernista Sant Pau. Build between 1902 and 1930 it became UNESCO World Heritage in 1997. This is a mosaic on a facade depicting one of the patrons of the hospital Sant Damia. The architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1850-1923) was one of the outstanding figures of Catalan Art Nouveau (Modernisme). For the decorations of the buildings mosaics were used everywhere using floral motives to bring nature into the buildings and to the hospital beds.   Another gem of art nouveau buildings richly decorated with mosaic and also stained glass works is the Palau da Musica. The Palau de la Música Catalana was built between 1905 and 1908  also by the modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner as a home for the choral society Orfeó Català. Most impressive …