Archive for May, 2014

IMG_3338The “Atelier Del Mosaico de Puerto Rico”, founded within the year 2009 has become a strong anchor for the mosaic art experience within the island and beyond. As the first entity of its kind in Puerto Rico, ADM or the Atelier as it is known caters its message towards new enthusiasts, experienced mosaic artists and teachers looking to expand their knowledge and commitment to this art form. The Atelier’s building space facility in the San Juan metro area provides an environment to explore numerous mosaic techniques, beginning from the basics, onto bas relief, portraits, abstracts, mosaic sculpture, smalti and “Dalle de Verre”amongst others. In the pasts years ADM has hosted over 780 mosaic enthusiasts who have created over 1900 (nineteen hundred) art pieces of which many can be found in particular private art collections within Puerto Rico and beyond our Caribbean’s shores. Luis-Pregones-PosterThe Atelier has also offered (11) eleven mosaic expositions within its facilities, local city museums, The Pregones Theater in New York City and soon in Dominican Republic. Founded by Mosaic artist with an architectural degree, Luis Alberto Rivera along with his team, the “Atelier” motivates its participants to learn about color and its impact, proper composition, scale, light & shadow amongst other principles in order to produce art work with fragments and pieces which at a distance may be perceived as paint brush strokes. ADM’s vision is built on the challenging of every participant to set their heart into the work in order to create a “one and only” piece which reflects each of them in terms of where they come from, where they are now and where they are going. This is achieved by the use of complementary colors, different materials beyond tesserae and glass, freedom to set and position the materials beyond flat surfaces and prior to getting started, a most important conversation which opens your life history which will lead to a significant art piece from the heart. Throughout the years, ADM has been touched by artists that through their expressions and styles have motivated ADM to produce art which is individual to each other, yet tied to characteristics which sets us as one. IMG_2323This is the case with a dear friend and honored artists who has inspired us with his daring heart, Isaiah Zagar. After spending some time with Isaiah, an award-winning mosaic mural artist whose work can be found on numerous public walls throughout the city of Philadelphia and around the world I was impacted by his simplicity and artistic grandeur view. Isaiah shared about his many years of creation within the “Philadelphia Magic Gardens” and its meaning. We spoke about our styles and I was humbled before him. What a great human being. Isaiah, graduated me as a mosaic artist, within his masterpiece, the gardens themselves and assured me that I had begun a wonderful journey that should be shared with all.   Today, the Atelier Del Mosaico de Puerto Rico basis its program on a grandeur view, Similar to Isaiah’s perspective, yet with a plan that promises to contribute in the artistic life of those who have not yet awaken their creative values within them. ADM, continues to grow strong by motivated young artist’s requests and looks forward to expanding within the island and working and sharing in immediate neighboring countries in the Caribbean and the United States. Come and visit us, join in the fun and the seriousness of mosaic art creation. “Your life will be changed and so will ours.”