VAN WERT – The Wassenberg Art Center recently opened the Healing
Hearts and Nature exhibit, which includes a collection of contemporary
The art is a collection from the Mosaic Artists of
Michigan (MAM) which includes artist and president of MAM ski’s mosaic
“The theme represents the capacity of both hearts and
nature to heal during difficult times,” said ski. “The artists of MAM
are dedicated to the creation and promotion of the ancient art of
The Mosaic Artists of Michigan began in 2003, when a small group of tile and mosaic artists came together.
vision became our commitment to share, educate and promote the
resurgence of fine art mosaics,” said ski. “The style of each member’s
work is unique, as the art of mosaic presents a world of endless
possibilities in color, texture, shape and expression.”
organization consists of professional artists, hobbyists and patrons who
embrace all achievements of the artist’s journey, no matter if they are
beginner or professional.
“Many of our members have achieved
recognition in the art community from solo and international juried
exhibits, publication in mosaic and other art books and magazines, and
public and private commissions,” noted ski.
The Healing Hearts and
Nature exhibit opened on March 11. Hope Wallace, director of the
Wassenberg Art Center, felt it was important to show the community why
mosaics are interesting and important.
“We’ve never had a mosaic
exhibit, at least in the six years since I’ve been here,” said Wallace.
“I like the subject matter, using the part graphic and concept of nature
as a healing property.”
Wallace first saw the mosaic exhibit in Michigan and made contact with the artists to arrange the exhibit at the Wassenberg.
out in nature is healing,” said Wallace. “They are using this art as an
abstract symbol of that healing. A mosaic is piecing something back
The exhibit includes several pieces created with
materials like gemstones, beads, shells, glass and several other types
The Wassenberg plans to do a workshop on mosaic art in the near future. The mosaic exhibit can be seen until April 2.
“We are really fortunate to get them,” added Wallace. “I was really happy about it.”