Mosaic Arts International Exhibition
May 4, 2017 – June 15, 2017
The 16th Annual Mosaic Arts International Exhibition (MAI), sponsored by the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), invigorates a new perspective of mosaic art in numerous contexts and celebrates established as well as emerging artists working in the medium today. The selected works reflect the multiplicity of the mosaic medium and its unlimited applications. Each work exhibited speaks an ancient language with a contemporary translation.
The exhibition was comprised of a juried exhibit featuring the best in contemporary fine art mosaics from SAMA’s diverse international membership as well as a special invitational presentation of the work of Verdiano Marzi.
Verdiano Marzi has been called a "Mosaic Maestro," and he is indeed a master of the medium. Known in Europe and the United States for his creation of numerous public monuments, Marzi has exhibited his artwork throughout the world. In addition to exhibiting work, he also teaches mosaic in and around Paris, at the Chicago School, and in Japan. Marzi has partnered with the Louvre for twenty years to develop and lead the workshop series: "Fragmented Image: Mosaic." His book, "Studio Secrets," has been published in both French and English. He currently lives and works in Paris.
The presentation of the work of SAMA Members was juried by a panel of Internationally accomplished jurors, Gary Drostle, London, UK, Shug Jones, Garland, Texas, and Sergio De Giusti, Redford Township, Michigan.