Inspired Mosaic Art and Jewelry

Bio

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"Memoria" (2014), Undulation Mosaic in Venetian Glass Smalti, Trasparenti, Dalle de Verre

I am a wanderer of the world.  Originally from Appalachia, my heart feels most at home when surrounded by mountains, rivers, canyons, and deserts.  I am a mother, daughter, sister, friend, lover, and occasional poet.

I am also an emerging Mosaic Artist, following a career as a Teacher and Translator of Spanish and Italian.  My training began in Ravenna, Italy with Roman/Byzantine techniques and traditional cutting using hammer and hardie and has since evolved through additional exploration and workshops with fellow Artists.  My art attempts to express Feminine Experience and Memory of Place by breaking through the two dimensions historically associated with Mosaic into the Sculptural.

Expressionism and Surrealism influence my work, as does a recent eighteen-month journey through a rare neurological illness.  In the ancient art of Mosaic I discover metaphor, meditation, and a means of creating something beautiful from all the broken shards.   I am grateful for every step of the journey.

 

 

 

 

Schedule

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2020/2021 SCHEDULE

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CHICAGO MOSAIC SCHOOL

Workshops with Sue Giannotti and Carolina Zanelli

February 21 through February 26

(THIS HAPPENED!)

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RIVERARTS STUDIO TOUR 

(CANCELLED, NOW ONLINE)

https://www.facebook.com/RiverArts.Org/ and Instagram @riverarts)

April 25 and 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

385 Warburton Avenue, Studio 1 

 Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 

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CHICAGO MOSAIC SCHOOL 

Translator for Maestro Verdiano Marzi

June 24 through 28

Chicago, IL

(POSTPONED)

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CALENDAR HOLD 

Possible Artist Residency

August 30 through September 5

Taos, NM

(STAY TUNED!)

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MODERN MOSAIC WORKSHOP

With Dino Maccini

September 16 through 20

Tucson, AZ

(CANCELLED)

Possible reschedule to September 5 through 9

Macungie, PA

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FIRST SOLO SHOW!

Donald Gallery

343 Broadway

Dobbs Ferry, NY

May through June 2021

(DETAILS TO FOLLOW)

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STUDIO AND SHOP OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

(TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED)

I ship insured and tracked by USPS Priority Mail 

CUSTOM MOSAIC JEWELRY AND COMMISSIONS WELCOME

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

CV

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1989-B.A. Spanish Language and Political Science, University of Kentucky

1994-M.A. Spanish/Hispanic Literatures and Italian, University of New Mexico

1989-2017- Educator/Translator, Spanish and Italian (University of New Mexico-Albuquerque, NM; Sandia Heights Academy- Albuquerque, NM; Camelot Academy-Durham, NC; Duke University Continuing Education-Durham, NC; SAFEchild- Raleigh NC; Roman Catholic Diocese- Raleigh, NC; Children's Hospital at Montefiore-Bronx, NY; Children's Village- Dobbs Ferry, NY)

2001- Studio Arte del Mosaico, Luciana Notturni, Ravenna Italy, Double Reverse and Direct Method Workshop/Roman and Byzantine Intensive

2014- Chicago Mosaic School, Matteo Randi, Undulation Workshop

2016- "Art Fired Up" Exhibit, Lazarus Gallery, United Hebrew of New Rochelle, NY

2014. 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019- RiverArts Studio Tour Preview Exhibit, Municipal Building, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

2014 to Present- SAMA (Society of American Mosaic Artists) Member

2014 to Present- RiverArts Studio Tour Participating Artist

2017 to Present- RiverArts Studio Tour Production Committee Member

(July 2017 through December 2018-Viral Encephalitis and Recovery)

2018- Dobbs Ferry ArtWalk Coordinator

2018- Assisted Suzi K. Edwards with Beginner's Mosaic Workshop, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck. New York

2018- Sculpture Workshop, Liz Learmont, Sedona, Arizona

2019-Color Theory Mini Session, Uta-Maria Krapf, Marfa, Texas

2019-Mosaic Workshop, Karen Ami & Etty Hasak, Chicago Mosaic School at Bethany Arts Community, Ossining, New York

2019-Assisted Suzi K. Edwards with Beginner's Mosaic Workshop, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York

2019-Advanced Stained Glass Cutting Workshop with Casey Van Loon, Chicago Mosaic School at Bethany Arts Community, Ossining, New York

2019-Chicago Mosaic School, Italian Translator for Maestro Verdiano Marzi, Dalle de Verre Workshop, Chicago, Illinois

2019- "We're Not In Kansas Anymore" Exhibit, Arts Commission of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

2019-Dobbs Ferry Woman's Club Beaux Arts Exhibition, Dobbs Ferry, New York

2019-The Woman's Club of White Plains Beaux Arts Exhibition, White Plains, New York

2020-Chicago Mosaic School, Workshops with Sue Giannotti (Classical Andamento) and Carolina Zanelli (Spilimbergo Andamento and Color Theory), Chicago, Illinois

2020-Blue Door Art Center, "Shattered" Glassworks Exhibition, Yonkers, New York

 

Contact

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Kristin Javier/Mosaic Dreams

385 Warburton Ave, Studio 1, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 

917-902-8978

kristinjavier@gmail.com

www.mosaic-dreams.com/Instagram@javierkristin

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