Artists are the Mushrooms of Civil Society

Originally posted on EARTH NIGHT 2012:
From Musiva @ Evolver.net: Have you heard about the experiments being done to clean up oil spills using mushrooms? Oyster mushrooms can turn the toxic sludge into rich compost and then transform themselves into something good enough to eat. Pass the Butter! Artists move in to distressed areas and clean…

King of Cool Funds the Pool

The”Brotherhood of Man” a 1968 mosaic mural by artist Anthony Stellon is now re-located but the mural’s original site was the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center and Pool, and the funding has roots in a terrific Hollywood backstory!

The World of Mosaic

Setting the Mood: Handsome Hollywood Star Narrates the film “The World of Mosaic”. Presentation for Society of American Mosaic Artists. Please join me at SAMA, Saturday, April 13. 2:30 PM at Tacoma Convention Ctr.

Midcentury Mosaics Saved from the Wrecking Ball

How did Millard Sheets accomplish this massive 1958 mosaic installation? Who were the players? Read on for the backstory on a magnificent piece of American mosaic history and how it was recently rescued…

Ancient Soul Mates?

A meeting of ancient futures has arrived. Consider this pair of images…

Mid-Century Milano

Futurist glass mosaic in downtown Milano, a dynamic explosion of color, a throbbing abstract heart of love and angst.

Brotherhood of Man

Protect a 1968 smalti mosaic mural, Brotherhood of Man by Anthony Stellon (1941-2005). The mural has a very captivating history, and with your help we may be able to see it restored to its former glory.