I hope your 2022 has gotten off to a great start!
As the new year began, I decided that for the 1st time in 5 years, I'd schedule a workshop in my home studio in Perdido Key! To my delight & surprise, it sold out in 3 days! I definitely plan to schedule more of those, so If you would like to be on my advance notification list, please let me know. My PK studio workshops will always be limited to 5-6 participants.
Beginning in April I have more workshops scheduled - On the Road Again!
Rockwall (Dallas) @ Hidden Mosaics
April 21 - 24, 2022 (sold out)
April 27 - 30, 2022
May 3 - 6, 2022
More info on in person & online workshops, here.
It was an honor for me to be asked to create an artwork for this project, which will be exhibited at the Skirball Museum in Cincinnati Ohio from Feb. 24 - May 8, 2022.
'From Darkness To Light: Mosaics Inspired By Tragedy', is a collection of 36 mosaic works created in response to and in commemoration of the lives lost in the horrific mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh PA in 2018.
My mosaic centers on the word LIFE, CHAI in Hebrew. My simplified version of the tree of life, includes eleven branches, each topped with a golden leaf, to symbolize each of the eleven lives lost on that tragic day. On a more personal note, my father's name, Chaim, is derived from the same root. As a first generation American, daughter of a holocaust survivor, I grew up with a keen awareness of antisemitism, and have always tried my best to eradicate hatred and bigotry from my own life.
Until next time, L'Chaim - To Life!
Much love, Gila