Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mosaic Muralists at Juan Tabo Library

In July of 2013, artists and their young apprentices from the Mayor's Art Institute at Harwood Art Center began an art project at the Juan Tabo Library.  The tile mosaic mural on the building's front wall is an amazing celebration of New Mexico's storytellers.  This year, the muralists have returned, and are adding to their masterpiece.  The latest work will be unveiled at a ceremony on August 8, 2014 at 6:00 PM at the Juan Tabo branch library.  All community members are welcome to attend.  Last year's festivities included a reading by Albuquerque's then poet laureate, Hakim Bellamy, and a presentation by the artists on their influences and the message they hope to give through their mural.  We hope to see you there!

Many of the branches of ABC Library have art in all kinds of mediums.  Check with your local branch to find out what kind of art might be there.  You can learn about public art all over the city by going to the city's webpage on public art.  You can even view Albuquerque's interactive public art map!

If seeing the mural inspires you to try your own hand at making mosaics take a look at these books to get you started:

Garden Patterns and Mosaics by Clare Matthews

The Complete Mosaic Handbook: Projects, Techniques, Designs by Sarah Kelly

Easy Mosaics for Your Home and Garden by Sarah Donnelly

The Complete Pebble Mosaic Handbook by Maggy Howarth

You can also search our catalog under Mosaics

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