This 20 foot by 5 foot mosaic mural was created with the help of over 700 middle school students in 42 different school districts in Allegheny County. Laura Jean guided the students in the design and fabrication of the mural over a 10 day artist in residency program. The unveiling for this mural will be Monday Oct 24 @ 7:45 at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit building which is in the Waterfront of Pittsburgh.
Thursday October 6, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. there will be a reception for the show entitled Faces Looking Back, the collected works of Laura Jean McLaughlin and Bob Ziller at Cohen and Grigsby Gallery which is located at 625 Liberty Ave, 5th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222
Dedication for the Natrona Colonade of History will be Sunday August 28 @ 3:30 at Natrona park. Senator Jim Ferlo will lead the dedication. The completed 10 mosaic columns were designed by Laura Jean McLaughlin and Bob Ziller and were created by Natrona community members, Saint Josephs School, Kiski Area Middle School, Highlands Highschool and Middle school. Thank you for the countless hours that the community members and students put into completing these beautiful mosaic columns. Each column tells a portion of the interesting history of Natrona, PA.
Show at Patina Gallery runs August 3 – 7 and is in conjunction with SOFA New Mexico. 100% of the proceeds benefit Penland School of crafts. Check out all of the artwork for the show here.
Hope you can come out to the show this Saturday!
Recently Bob Ziller and I completed and installed the above mosaic in Johnstown, PA for the Bottleworks Ethnic Arts Center. The building previously housed the Tulip Bottling Company, hence the tulips. Community members met every Saturday morning since March to glue mosaic pieces to the tulips that Bob and I designed to fit on the facade of the Arts Center Building. The unveiling will be this Saturday July 9 along with a tulip festival and exhibition in the arts center featuring the artwork William Phal, Bob Ziller and I.
Thank you everyone for coming out to my opening last night at Panza Gallery. I really appreciate all of your support and kind words. I really had a blast. Thank you also to Mark and Jen Panza for hosting the exhibition and doing such a wonderful job hanging the show.
Welcome to my new website. Everything should be set up and working quite soon. Please check back here for news about upcoming exhibits of my work and other events.