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Artaic Tour & Luncheon:  Friday, April 27th

Join us for a morning tour of the Artaic Mosaic Factory in Boston where robotic mosaic assembly systems are bringing the ancient art of mosaic into the modern age.  For more information see their website: Artaic.com.   The Artaic tour is free to New England Mosaic Society members.  

After the tour there will be a luncheon with discussion about the impact of technology in mosaic art and fabrication.  Members must pay for the luncheon, which will be held at a restaurant within walking distance of the venue and will be chosen based on the number of participants.  (The restaurant and location be announced no later than a week before the event.)  Pricing for the luncheon will be held to under $25 per person without drinks. You do not need to attend the luncheon to participate in the tour.

This is a New England Mosaic Society MEMBERS ONLY event

11:30am – 12:30pm  Tour the Artaic Factory in Boston where robotic mosaic assembly systems are bringing the ancient art of mosaic into the modern age.  1 Design Center Pl Suite 644, Boston, MA 02210 (FREE to NEMS members)

12:30pm – 1:00pm  Driving or walking time to Luncheon

1:00pm – 2:30pm  New England Mosaic Society Luncheon (The restaurant will be walking distance from the Artaic Factory. Details will be sent to registrants.)

Click here to register

 

NEMS Community Project 

Background: With the help of 26 mosaic artists from around the world, mosaic artist (and member), Amanda Edwards, created an alphabet mural on the dining room wall of the Ronald McDonald House in Portland, ME. The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families of children staying at the children’s hospital in Portland. Each letter mosaic of her project includes a word that represents love, family, or healing.

Phase II: 35 members of the New England Mosaic Society have created a mosaic leaf for the mural. The installation has been done by NEMS members from Maine. On June 9th, we are planning a trip to the Ronald McDonald house to view the wall and check out the art scene in Portland, ME.  See the description below to sign up!


 

Kelley Knickerbocker Talk:  Bringing Sexy Back (To Your Art Practice)
Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Time:  6:30 pm

Location: Mosaic Oasis, 11189B Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
Cost: Free for NEMS members, $15 for non-members

For more information and to register click here

Being an artist isn’t all mind-blowing ideas, exhilarating in-the-zone allnighters, and getting sought out by dream clients. It’s also waiting, schlepping,  isolation, mistakes, housecleaning, choice paralysis, self-doubt, admisistrivia, and other unsexy aspects that can be serious creativity buzzkills. In this lively, fun presentation Kelley offers a raft of practical tips, exercises and strategies to re-spark confidence and creativity and keep you in touch with your passion for your practice.


 

Social Sunday Brunch for NEMS Members
Sunday, June 3, 2018 | Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Home of Amy Marks, 111 Riverview Avenue, Waltham, MA
Cost: Free for members. Bring a dish to share
For more information and to register click here

Kick back and enjoy a summer day socializing with members of NEMS. This informal get-together provides a great opportunity for you to meet other mosaic artists and make new friends. Sit on the deck and you might even see great blue herons and swans in the Charles River.

Make a day of it and go kayaking, paddle boarding or canoeing on the river (rentals available), visit one of Waltham’s historic homes or check out the antique mall or thrift store. You never know what treasures you’ll find.

Bring a dish to share. On the registration form, sign up for one of these categories:

Main Dish
Beverage
Appetizer
Salad (Green, Fruit, Pasta, Vegetable)
Side Dish
Dessert


 

Portland Maine Art Tour

New date!  Saturday June 9th

11:00 AM–  Amanda’s Studio in Cape Elizabeth Maine for coffee, tea, snacks, and meet and greet. Early arrivals are encouraged to walk on the beach (at the end of Amanda’s road!), a wonderful spot for finding beach glass, drift wood, and treasures for mosaics.
On our way to Ronald McDonald House, will stop at Portland Headlight, for a quick look at one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world.
12:15: Arriving at Ronald McDonald House. Everyone will have a chance to see their mosaics in the mural, take photos, and then there will be a tour of the facilities given by the director of RMH.
1:00: Heading to downtown Portland for lunch and a walking tour of Portland’s Old Port and Art’s District. Everyone will be given a map marked with all of the many galleries in downtown. Amanda will be leading an “Art of Portland”  tour, but if you want to head off on your own to explore the city, that’s ok too!
4:00: The group will meet back up and we’ll be on our way to Allagash Beer, where Amanda has installed a 92′ long floor mosaic along the mezzanine overlooking their bottling facility. The folks at Allagash are putting together a special tour for the NEMS group. Sampling is encouraged, but optional.
For those spending the night (or longer) in Portland, feel free to contact Amanda for a list of not-to-be-missed restaurants, galleries, shops, and natural wonders!