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Founded by artist Laurel True, True Mosaics Studio has been creating public, architectural and commissioned work 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.
True Mosaics Studio in New Orleans
The year started out with a lot of travel and some great projects. In January I worked with the Mirebalais Mosaic Collective in Mirebalais, Haiti to create a series of murals and mosaic enhancements for the newly built Rehabilitation Center at University Hospital, in partnership with Partners In Health. I also got to visit my students in Jacmel to see what magic they have been creating down there: an epic mosaic staircase and a series of mosaics for the newly constructed Tourism Center.
I had a wonderful experience teaching in Buenos Aires in Feburary at FJ Mosaic Art. We created a gorgeous mural for the subway with a group of adult students.
My 2015 class schedule is out!.. Check it out. I am happy to be working and teaching more in New Orleans this year with destination workshops in the South of France in June and October.
This Spring I'm working with Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center on a project for the Faubourg Lafitte neighborhood in New Orleans. Continuing the mosaic kaleidoscopes on the facade of my studio and looking forward to launching into the creation of the first in a series of murals for the Urban Eyes Project.
For past news, check out my recent Newsletter the News Archive.
More workshops on my CLASSES page.
April 18 - 23
Professional Mosaic Mural Making and Community-Based Practice
June 27 - July 4, 2015
International Urban Mosaic Intervention, Chile
International team of mosaic artists converge on Puente Alto, Chile to create massive mosaic mural.
I was honored to be selected to participate in this project and be part of an 80 + team of artists from 22 countries working on a large, public mosaic mural conceived and led by artist Isidora Paz López in Puente Alto, Chile.
My panel included interpretations of the mariposa orchid and black-necked swan, native to Chile and holding personal meaning for me.
Mosaic Workshop and Tours in the South of France, 2015 Dates!
- "Travel the globe with Laurel True and the Global Mosaic Project!"
Join me and French mosaic artist Valerie Nicoladze for two inspiring workshops in Provence at Esprit Mosaique Studio. Workshops include mosaic making, community projects, artistic tours, wine tasting, visits to local villages, markets and exhibits, including the amazing Carrier des Lumieres and more.
June 27 - July 4, 2015
October 17 - 24
Exploring Color, Inspiration and Creativity in Mexico.
I taught a wonderful workshop at Urban Oasis Hacienda Mosaico in Puerta Vallarta in November. Students immersed themselves in making a personal kaleidoscopic/ mandala-like radial mosaic and we created a group mural inspired by the Urban eyes Project, which we installed on a wall at Hacienda Mosaico.
Next workshop at Hacienda Mosaico: January 2016
Professional Development Training at True Mosaics Studio
I hosted two of the adults I trained in Haiti at True Mosaics Studio this winter, along with four apprentices from the US and Canada in a series of ten-day intensive trainings. We had a wonderful time in both sessions and it was an honor to host Haitian mosaic artists Mario Jeudi from the Mirebalais Mosaic Collecitve and Josue Jean from Art Creation Foundation For Children. I have worked with both organizations over the last several years in Haiti, training youth and adults in mosaic-making techniques that have led to the proliferation of public mosaics in Jacmel, Port au Prince and Mirebalais, Haiti.
On the Street: New Orleans
Community Mosaic Mural at Clouet Gardens
The mosaic mural in Clouet Gardens in Bywater is fiished! Over 50 community members contributed to this open-participation project, which I designed and facilitated. Great to have this in my own neighborhood.