Postcards Home: Mosaic Talismans from Italy
Capture the pivotal moments of your trip in postcard sized mosaics that embody the face and feel of your week.
Dates: May 22 - 28, 2016
Instructor/Leader: Pam Goode
Cost - $3100
One of the best things about the "trip of a lifetime" is that we can bring back a little something that keeps those magical days alive in us. A pretty piece of pottery, a filmy dress, or even a postcard can take you right back to those evening strolls in Paris or lunches in a Greek taverna. And just like magic, we feel that sense of newness, anticipation, and exploration all over again. Sometimes a simple reminder of who we can be is enough to get us there in everyday life.
Cost - $3100. Fee includes:
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Pam is a nationally recognized mosaic artist from Charlotte, NC. Known for her sense of whimsy and color, Pam's mosaics transcend the subject at hand and go straight for the heart. "My goal is to bring a sense of joy, wonder, or peace to viewers. It isn't enough for me to create a mosaic; I need to create a mosaic that sings, that resonates."
An avid traveler, Pam is most inspired by being in unfamiliar surrounds where every sight, every thought, is new. "I see everything differently -- feel everything differently -- and the ability to communicate my own transformation though art thrills me."
Immersed in mosaics since 1999, Pam founded Ciel Gallery in 2008 in an effort to provide exhibition opportunities for mosaic artists across the globe. Now an art collective, Ciel provides an outlet for local North Carolina artists working and teaching in every medium.
Pam works with a variety of materials, including glass, porcelain, stone, and found objects. "I'm drawn to create with mixed materials because I want, above all, to create as large and as full an image as I can manage. I pull from the miscellanea of life -- sometimes messy, sometimes arbitrary, always fascinating, always more cluttered than we had hoped. The pruning and fitting together of disparate materials becomes an ordering of my own thoughts, emotions, and priorities, and allows the finished piece to serve as a kind of talisman along the path."
Pam's mosaics have been selected for the prestigious Mosaic Arts International four times, with exhibitions across the United States and in Italy, have been featured twice in the highly competitive Mosaic Art Now, and have appeared in numerous publications. Pam teaches regularly at Ciel Gallery as well as internationally, coordinates and leads public and collaborative mosaic projects, and leads mosaic immersion tours in France, Spain, Costa Rica, Italy and Greece.
Learn more at Pam's website: www.PamelaGoodemosaics.com and on Facebook.
Read Pam's blog entry for beautiful insights.