LWTA – Mosaics as Modern Art
Lunch with the Arts: Mosaics as Modern Art
Wednesday, August 28 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 per person, at the door (students $3)
Mosaics are one of the oldest art forms in the world, with examples dating back to the 3rd millennium BCE. Popular in the Greek and Roman world, mosaics can also be found in catholic basilicas from the 4th century through the Renaissance, in early Islamic architecture (7th and 8th centuries), and in the Byzantine art of the Middle Ages.
Louisville artist Tracy Pennington of Madcap Mosaics continues the time-honored craft of mosaics, bringing her entirely contemporary spin to the art form. Tracy is the creative mind behind the iconic mosaics at Makers Mark distillery and will be creating an outdoor mosaic installation for the Community Arts Center this fall, working in collaboration with students from the Kentucky School for the Deaf.
Join us for a special Lunch with the Arts event with Tracy. She will share information about the history and enduring appeal of mosaics, and also give a sneak peek of our upcoming public art project, which is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sign language interpretation will be provided for this event.
Thanks to our event sponsors – Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc (DEAL) and Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda.