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Ithaca Times, April 2017

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Community Mosaics: Introductory Workshop

WORKSHOP AUGUST 18-20

Join us in August for a 3-day workshop that will give you an introduction to the process and techniques we have used at the 1st Street Mosaic Project since 2014. The weekend will include a hands-on installation experience for all participants. We are limiting the participant number to 4-6 adults over the age of 18, no experience needed. We hope to attract a range of interests. Discussions will cover the planning process, fundraising options, ways to engage different parts of your community, and our variation on the design and installation techniques developed at Philadelphia’s Magic Garden. Specifically, we have adapted Isaiah Zagar’s approach to a more collaborative process. Fee: $350 per person. To get more information, please fill in the form below expressing your interest in coming and include any questions you might have.

October Open Workshop

Thanks to all who dropped by! We had almost 50 visitors.

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Finished Product: Power Plants 2014

Power Plants! Fueled by the Sun, plants feed the world (well, most of it).

Power Plants! Fueled by the Sun, plants feed the world (well, most of it). 35′ of mosaic wonders .

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It’s Up!

On August 22 and 23, we worked with ~ 20 people each day to install the 35′ Power Plants section of the 1st Street Mosaic.

THANKS To All!

Students had a hands on experience with tiling and grouting.

Ithaca College Community Plunge students had a hands on experience with tiling and grouting.

BLOBS!

July

Blobs are concrete collages decorated with tiles and broken pottery. Ours ranged from a leaf for Carla’s red newt (below) to a ground for Annemarie’s bee hive. Corbit used blobs for leaves and flowers on her milkweed plant. Leslie and Wes stuck to custom tilemaking. All these went up on the wall in a thunderstorm on August 22nd. Sigh. But we made it.

Blob Production

Design Charrette a Great Success

June 22.

GREAT DAY at the Treman Center! Six hours of brainstorming and drawing. A hundred student illustrations and lots of ideas. 50 tiles to inspire us. Good food and company and lots of talking and sketching and kibitzing. It was all worth it. Here are shots midway through the process.

Thanks to the Community Arts Partnership for the support of this workshop.

The Osprey and the Newt emerge beneath the sun.

The Osprey and the Newt emerge beneath the sun.

The Tree begins to take shape.

The Tree begins to take shape.

One fox a pouncing!

One fox a pouncing!

Community Tilemaking at the Sciencenter

We all have it in us to be creative. On April 12 more than 50 tile makers, old and young, joined Annemarie at the Sciencenter in Ithaca to try their hand at creating tiles for the mural.This workshop was funded through a 2014 Neighborhood Celebrations Grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Bureau.

Annemarie works with a crew at the Sciencenter.

Annemarie works with a crew at the Sciencenter.

Shoshona Perry provided the inspiration for the designs: native edible plants.

Shoshona Perry created background materials on native edibles for inspiration.

Shoshona Perry created background materials on native edibles for inspiration.

Among the clay wonders, beautiful fern fiddleheads will grace the wall this summer. strawberryfiddleheadThanks to all who came to contribute their time.

Artspire Fiscal Sponsorship

We are now an Artspire project.

We are now an Artspire project.

People of all ages contribute to the making of the 1st Street Mosaic.

People of all ages contribute to the making of the 1st Street Mosaic.

Support Us Now! through the New York Foundation for the Arts Artspire fiscal sponsorship program. All your gifts of materials and funds are now tax deductible.

And BRING US YOUR UNUSED TILES ON MAY 10, 2014 at our workshop on the 600 block of 1st Street across from the Sciencenter.

This is our QR Code.

This is our QR Code.

 

Tile Making at the Sciencenter

Annemarie Zwack and Shohana Perrey will be hosting a public tile making event at the Sciencenter on 1st Street in Ithaca on Saturday, April 12 from 5-7 pm. Come create a tile for the mural and learn about