Inspired Mosaic Art and Jewelry

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

I am interested in the phenomenon of memory and the psychology of landscape--why certain people and places are especially meaningful to us.  In the past five years, Mosaic Art has become a way for me to connect more deeply to spirit and to participate in the process of creation.  I work guided by emotion and my experience as a woman, whether the mosaic project is representative or abstract.   I cut my materials by hand, using carbide-steel hammer/hardie or wheeled nippers, faithful to the 4,000 year old medium.  My vision is influenced by wandering the world, and by wondrous places where I have roots, among these Italy, Spain, Appalachia, the Carolinas, the Hudson Valley, and the Southwest.  I am drawn to organic shapes, sundrenched colors, and the juxtaposition of rustic and precious materials.  I am especially inspired by the courageous art of Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Antoni Gaudi', and Marco De Luca.  I owe much gratitude to my teachers for our brief but inspiring days together... Luciana Notturni (Studio Arte del Mosaico, Ravenna, Italy-2001), Matteo Randi (Chicago Mosaic School-2014), Liz Learmont (Sculpture/Mosaic Studio, Sedona, Arizona-2018), Uta-Maria Krapf (Painting Studio, Marfa, Texas-2019), Karen Ami and Etty Hasak (Chicago Mosaic School at Bethany Arts Community, Ossining, New York-2019).  Perhaps the greatest learning experience was a yearlong battle with a rare encephalitis between the summers of 2017 and 2018, and the unexpected gifts of hallucination and imagination that this difficult journey contributed to my art. 

 

 

 

 

Schedule

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"FIRE, RAIN, DESERT" (2019)-Last Photo on Gallery Page

RiverArts Studio Tour Preview Show

On View March 24-April 30

Hastings-on-Hudson Municipal Building, 7 Maple Avenue

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RIVERARTS STUDIO TOUR 2019 

APRIL 27 and 28 from 11 am to 5 pm

385 Warburton Avenue, Studio #1, Hastings-on-Hudson

 https://riverarts.org/studio-tour/

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

CV

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1989-B.A. Spanish Language, University of Kentucky

1994-M.A. Spanish/Hispanic Literatures, 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

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- Annual Studio Tour Preview Exhibit, Hastings-on-Hudson Municipal Bldg

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

2014 to Present- RiverArts Member, Westchester NY

2014 to Present- RiverArts Studio Tour Participating Artist

2017 to Present- RiverArts Studio Tour Production Committee Member

2018- Dobbs Ferry ArtWalk Coordinator

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

2018- Sculpture Workshop, Liz Learmont, Sedona Arizona

2019-Color Theory and Line, Uta-Maria Krapf, Marfa Texas

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

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