“Articulate- the Artist’s Voice” upcoming show at Ciel Gallery in Charlotte, NC

The Food Desert mosaic plate by Lynn Bridge of Glencliff Art Studio in Austin, TXThe Food Desert

This mosaic will soon hang in Ciel Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Here is Ciel’s press release about the show, tailored for my local paper, of course:

Lynn Bridge of Austin, TX  has been selected by juror Sonia King for inclusion in articulate : the artist’s voice at Ciel Gallery in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Lynn’s work was among twenty-five pieces selected from seventy-seven entries representing eighteen US states as well as Canada, Iran, Colombia, Mexico, and The Netherlands. The exhibition, which will showcase the distinctive style and message of the eighteen artists represented, will celebrate the innovative work being created in contemporary mosaic art today.

Articulate opens September 1, in conjunction with the Democratic National Convention. A reception with several of the artists and juror Sonia King will be held Friday, September 7, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, and the public is welcome to attend. Additionally, renowned mosaicist King will give a slideshow and lecture entitled “State of the Art: Contemporary Mosaic” on Saturday, September 8, free with advance reservations. The exhibition will run September 1 – October 27, 2012.

Ciel Gallery is among the first galleries in the US dedicated to mosaic fine art, exhibition opportunities for artists, professional instruction, and education of the public about the ancient-turns-modern medium of mosaic. Established in 2008 and located in the Southend Design District of Charlotte, Ciel has shown the work of top mosaic artists across the world, including the US, Italy, England, Australia, Ireland, Canada, Turkey, The Netherlands, Monaco, Ecuador, and Colombia. More information is available at www.cielcharlotte.com.

Oh, how I’d love to go to the show opening and hear Sonia King’s lecture on contemporary mosaic art!

What’s on the Menu?blog post provides my musings of the creation of the mosaic plate.

Detail of mosaic "Food Desert" by Lynn Bridge, Glencliff Art Studio, in Austin, TX