BONNIE COHEN’S ART SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY MOSAIC ART
The Society of American Mosaic Art has selected the work of artist Bonnie Cohen, of Akron Ohio to be included in the 2019 Mosaic Arts International Exhibition. This competitive annual exhibition features innovative design and masterful technique as explored by some of the best international artists working in the medium.
The Architectural & Site-Specific segment will feature artwork of 19 artists from the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil representing the best in contemporary architectural mosaics.
Bonnie Cohen’s selected artwork titled “See the Difference, Be the Difference” was commissioned and funded by Bowling Green State University and the Ohio Percent for Art Program. The 22 ft. x 8 ft. mosaic installation is located in the lobby of the College of Health and Human Services.
The predominately white palette of handmade tiles and luminous recycled glass create a calming environment changing with natural light throughout the day. The artwork includes intricate details, textures, and inspiring quotations embedded in the handmade tiles to reinforce the seven dimensions of wellness – the focus of the College of Health and Human Service’s curriculum.
Juror, Kim Emerson (Founder of the San Diego Mosaic School) selected the finalists whose work will be represented at the Nashville Public Library Art Gallery through print, video and digital images. Materials on display will include drawings, sketchbooks, videos and material samples that will provide visitors a unique perspective into the process of creating a large-scale mosaic work.