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Founded by artist Laurel True, True Mosaics Studio has been creating public, architectural and commissioned mosaic projects for almost 25 years. True is a prolific artist known for her vibrant style, her combinations of intriguing materials and her global creative activism. True's work can be found in public spaces, hospitals, parks and commercial and residential settings around the world
News from True Mosaics Studio
True Mosaics Studio has a new studio space in New Orleans!
We are doing some mosaic facade improvement on the building.... Anyone driving past the intersection of Chartres and St. Ferdinand St in the Marigny will get a colorful eye-full.
I taught my inaugural class in the new space, a professional development training class, Facilitating Community Mosaic Projects, during which we created mural elements with recycled materials for the Green Project in New Orleans. Students came from all corners of the US for this 4-day training.
Working on: My fall and winter lineup of classes, a community mosaic mural in Clouet Gardens in Bywater, New Orleans, and planning for a quick trip to Haiti, where I will be visiting an orphanage in Cange run by Partners In Health and doing some training with the Mirebalais Mosaic Collective in Mirebalais.
In the Studio: We've just begun a large mural for private client in Sausalito,
The Global Mosaic Project is ramping up with international project trips to Costa Rica and France and I was awarded an artist's residency at A Studio in the Woods outside New Orleans where I will be creating a new body of work exploring the ebb and flow of natural and urban environments and their impact on human life.
Hope to see you in New Orleans or somewhere in the World!
Mosaics in Pediatric Ward at Mirebalais Hospital, in Haiti complete!
Art and Healthcare in partnership with Partners In Health
Laurel True Mosaics Studio designed and created a series of mosaic installations throughout the new Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in central Haiti, built by Partners In Health. True trained a team of Haitian production assistants in mosaic techniques over the course of a year, and engaged the mosaic community in the US to help with the fundraising effort, and to contribute specific elements to the project.
Along with the mosaics at the hospital's entry and community waiting areas, the mosaics in the pediatric ward, based on Haitian and American school children's drawings, have received high praise from Partners In Health and the community of Mirebalais.
Global Mosaic Project Tours: Community Mosaic Mural in Costa Rica in Spring
Travel the globe with Laurel True and the Global Mosaic Project!
The Costa Rica trip last January was magical and life-changing for many participants. On this trip our group will be working side-by-side with the Cahuita community to create a rainforest-themed mosaic mural for the National Park. Our group will experience the amazing biodiversity of the Veragua Rainforest Research Park, visit beautiful white sand beaches and enjoy the region’s Afro-Caribbean vibe. A great chance to co-create lasting beauty with local community and fellow participants.
EcoTeach has put together another amazing trip!
For more information, itinerary and registration info: EcoTeach and Global Mosaic Project:: Community Mosaic Mural Workshop in Costa Rica
Mosaic Classes with Laurel True
I'll be teaching classes at the new True Mosaics Studio in New Orleans beginning in 2014. I will be offering workshops and classes for all levels, from beginning to professional development
January 4, 21014: Get Creative: Mosaic Workshop True Mosaics Studio, New Orleans:
New Mosaic Mural at Institute of Mosaic Art
As part of a six-day Mosaic Mural Making Intensive, Laurel True designed and facilitated a mosaic mural project that her class installed the courtyard of Institute of Mosaic Art in Berkeley, CA.
Students came from from the US, England, Canada and Finland to receive precision training in creating and installing professional mosaic murals.
2014 Mosaic Mural Making Intensives
April, 2014, New Orleans
August 2014, Institute of Mosaic Art
Artist's Residency at A Studio in the Woods
I am honored to be one of five international artists to be awarded a residency at A Studio In the Woods, a program of Tulane University.
During my residency I will be creating a new series of work that will be exhibited in Spring of 1014.
"A Studio in the Woods provides a context for the exploration of critical thinking, the development of new ideas and strategies, and using the creative process as a catalyst for social change."
On the Street: New Orleans
Six of Disks: Green Project
Recycled ceramic tile and glass
Design and project facilitation by Laurel True. Mosaic murals created during Facilitating Community Mosaic Projects professional development training workshop at True Mosaics Studio.
Mosaic created by Laurel True and students: Susan Buchan, Mamea Bolton, Robin Cannon, Miriam Denis-Harper, Krysia Haag, Maria Ludwig, Vicky Murphy, Karen O'Brien, Jennifer Neff, Mary Wilson and Marcia Yapp. Installation assistance by Randy Sanders and Frankie Muller.
Materials were donated by The Green Project, True Mosaics Studio and local residents.
The Green Project sells recycled building materials and paint. Their mission is to "develop a culture of creative reuse by building a marketplace for reclaimed materials and cultivating a respect for their value."