I’m thrilled to be able to tell you that NH Chronicle has decided that the work I do is worthy of an episode on their excellent program! Tomorrow they’ll be here to film part 1 of 2 parts. The second half will take place at the Southwick Elementary School in Northfield in early October. While they’re here at Kast Hill Studio, I’ll be able to show them a few mosaics I’ve made, along with some new pique assiette style mosaics in the works. (These are made with china I break up.) I’m also planning the artwork now for Southwick School. New student sketches were delivered here yesterday and I’m anxious to get going and see what I can come up with. We’ll be making 4, 3′ x 4′ mosaics for the outside front of the school, so everyone will see them! The idea the kids are working with is based on what it means to them to be a community. Ideas of how to represent sharing, cooperating and getting along abound with images of hearts and hand holding! This will be a school wide residency in that the music teacher will lead the kids in a song at our “Grand Unveiling” at the end of the project, cooperative games will be played with students and their families at a special cook out style barbecue. What a great way for the students to set positive examples for their families!
It means a lot to me to be able to show off the projects I do with people at schools all over New England, I’m really proud of this work. For at least 12 years I’ve been able to spread the joy of creating mosaics with thousands of people and making special art to help celebrate that community. I’m lucky to be able to do what I truly love to do every day of my life! As an artist, publicity and exposure like this are very helpful in sustaining my livelihood. I deeply appreciate this opportunity to share and hope you all enjoy the show! (Not sure when it will air but will announce on my Facebook Page as soon as I know!)