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Fine Arts Gallery Exhibit of Contemporary Mosaics Opens March 13 in Cohen Hall

Posted by on Monday, March 11, 2019 in Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Vanderbilt University, Visual Resources Center, VRC.

mosaic_michaelkruzich_refugeEmbodied: Mosaic Arts International 2019 Invitational, an exhibition surveying figurative works by five renowned mosaic artists working today, will open on Wednesday, March 13, in Vanderbilt’s Fine Arts Gallery in Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody campus. Join us for the opening reception from 5 to 7 pm in the atrium.

Featured artists are Lilian Broca (Canada), Shug Jones (United States), Michael Kruzich (United States), Atsuko Laskaris (Japan) and Carol Shelkin (United States). Gallery hours are 11am to 4pm Monday through Friday, and 1 to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

The contemporary mosaics, on view through May 25, attempt to capture the personal histories, preserved memories, and emotional occurrences of everyday life. Through meticulous manipulations of glass, stone and ceramic, these detailed works achieve a dynamic range of color, texture and reflectivity. Their durable materials and methods do not stray far from those from antiquity. Neither do their stories: Scenes presented in Embodied share timeless themes of love and family, conflict and war, spirituality and society.

The exhibition is held in conjunction with this year’s American Mosaic Summit, held in Nashville at the Sheraton Music City Hotel from April 23-28. This exhibition is supported, in part, by the Society of American Mosaic Artists. Since 1999, SAMA has presented programs, publications, events and exhibitions that promote, educate and inspire excellence in mosaic arts. Mosaic Arts International is the longest running annual juried exhibition showcasing mosaic art in the world.

The Fine Arts Gallery is located in Cohen Memorial Hall at 1220 21st Avenue South, on the western edge of the Peabody College campus. Admission and all events are free and open to the public. Parking is available anywhere in Lot 95 on the Peabody campus, accessible from 21st Avenue South.

*Michael Kruzich (American, b. 1964). Refuge, 2017. Stone, Italian smalti, and gold. 60 x 36 inches.

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