We love featuring a variety of mosaic artists and jewelers. Something is always new!
Current Exhibition - May 3 to July 28, 2019
Cutting Edge Mosaics: Kelley Knickerbocker, Carol Talkov & Meghan Walsh
These three mosaic artists are exploring and pushing the boundaries of contemporary mosaics. Their work is known throughout the country and beyond. Having their art together here at Andamento is a true gift and privilege. Come see!
“I expend a lot of energy trying to impose order on the chaos of my existence, with varying degrees of success. The process of making art is an extension of that effort. The longer I do it the more I see that this is how the universe teaches me to embrace the unruly, paradoxical, and awkward, and recognize their beauty and necessity.”
Kelley’s ruggedly dimensional mosaic artworks are a textural distillation of her fascination with contrast, material properties and the technical challenges of mosaic construction, and garnered her the 2015 Innovation in Contemporary Mosaic award from the American Society of Mosaic Artists. Her work is widely collected and regularly exhibited in the US and abroad.
My work draws upon themes of memory, place, time and the balance of death and rebirth. As technology, communications and transportation have minimized the impact of the separating oceans, lakes, mountains and deserts, these natural landscapes are no longer as barriers but primordial connectors, archives of wisdom. As our world climate changes, what is it asking of us? Does it know something that we have yet to discern?
Meghan is an artist and architect, speaker and instructor. Her work has been shown throughout the U.S. and beyond.
“In creating my mosaics I try to achieve an emotional response from the viewer that appeals to all of the senses. The materials I choose become integrated with each other to form a narrative, using the tools of texture, color, line and composition to create tension or harmony. It is the unique quality of each piece that intrigues me but ultimately it is the relationship between those materials that propels me forward into the journey.”
Carol studied theatrical design, worked in NYC as a theatrical costume fabricator, then became a successful business owner and manufacturer. She enhanced her mosaic skills at prestigious schools and studios in Italy and now continues exploring and developing her unique mosaic design style.
Also Showing Now
We carry Fine Mosaic Jewelry by Guest Artist Margo Anton. Each astonishingly beautiful, one-of-a-kind mosaic jewel is painstakingly created from 24K gold leaf Italian glass tile, filati, Italian smalti, millefiori, pearls, semi-precious stones, and fossils. The tiny pieces are hand cut and individually inlaid into each sterling silver base. All earrings suspend from solid sterling silver earwires. All pendants come with a solid sterling chain.
August 2 to October 22, 2019
Founded in 2000, Art with a Heart brings interactive visual arts classes into schools, community centers, group homes, shelters, permanent housing facilities, hospitals, and senior housing facilities.
In addition to its interactive art classes, Art with a Heart has complementary initiatives, including a job program (HeARTworks), service learning opportunities, community service projects, public art efforts, a social enterprise/retail store, HeARTwares, and a leadership program.
Andamento Gallery is please to spread the word and help raise funds for Art with a Heart. For this exhibit, we are proudly showing mosaic work created in their classes and workshops. Full of color and sparkle, brimming with energy and fun, we hope you will come and enjoy and maybe take home a mosaic, supporting the work of this amazing organization.