Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from the Hopkins Center for the Arts.
Mosaics have adorned communities from the 3rd millennium BC in Mesopotamia to the present where they are found on public and private structures as well as in art galleries. The ancient art of combining small pieces of stone, glass, ceramic or other materials (tesserae) into a pattern or image is seeing a resurgence of interest as street artists and others are not only referencing the traditions of mosaic but also exploring more contemporary inspirations such as the pixels of early videogames and computer bit-mapped images and as artists experiment with the materials used.
The art of the mosaic is very much alive in local artmaking, thanks in part to the Minnesota Mosaic Guild which will present a showcase of 60 mosaic pieces by 19 of its members at the Hopkins Center for the Arts from March 7 – April 14.
A free, public opening reception for the artists will be held on Thursday, March 7 from 6-8 pm. The show will be featured on both levels of the Center’s Lobby Gallery and is open to the public anytime the building is open, generally 8am-8pm Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm Saturday and noon-5pm Sunday.