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Oct
2009

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Postcard from Ravenna — Sonia King

On 11, Oct 2009 | One Comment | In Artists, Exhibits & Museums | By man-admin

Our second postcard from Ravenna Mosaico comes from Sonia King, mosaic artist, author, and teacher.

She not only sent words, but great pictures so keep scrolling down in the post.

“The first Ravenna Mosaico is over and it was overwhelming. The good news is that it will be a biennale so we get to do it all again in two years. The sad part is saying goodbye to old and new friends from all over the world.

I’ve seen wonderful mosaics and had thought-provoking mosaic conversations plus lots of laughing, hugging, wine and camaraderie. I’ve been at home in the ever growing mosaic community in the center of the mosaic world. I’m going home a happy tessera.”

Felice Nittolo‘s installation in the basement of the Basilica San Francesca.
To see more pictures, go to the work’s Facebook Event Page
Is this ubercool, or what?

Mosaic Hammer and Hardie by Luca Carlo Comba

Detail by CaCO3

Sonia also gave us a heads up that the AIMC (International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists) has decided that their next conference will be held in Greece in October of 2010 — exact dates to be determined. Stay tuned to MAN.

To learn more about Sonia and view some serious eye candy, click here
To check out her book, Mosaic Techniques and Traditions on Amazon, click here

Enjoy — Nancie

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  1. Ed Kinsella

    Nancie and Bill: I love that this MAN blog and the MAN magazine connects and informs us about the stunning work being done in the mosaic medium around the world.

    It is such a pleasure to see these photos of spectacular mosaics that I otherwise would not have been exposed to. The pieces fesatured in the blog never cease to intrigue, amaze, and inspire. I absolutely love the hammer and Hardie piece.

    I had to google CaCO3 because I suspected it was an elemental or chemical name for something…. Calcium carbonate is the full name, and knowing that makes the abstract piece that much more deep and interesting to ponder.

    For those of you who, like me, did not realize what is made from calcium carbonate here's a cut-and-paste from Wikipedia listing some of nature's forms containing CaCO3:

    "Calcium carbonate is found naturally as the following minerals and rocks in the form of polymorphs:

    Aragonite
    Calcite
    Vaterite or (μ-CaCO3)
    Chalk (Blackboard chalk is calcium sulfate, CaSO4)
    Limestone
    Marble
    Travertine"

    Keep up the quality work you do. I really appreciate your posts.

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