SHATTERING EXPECTATIONS: THE ART OF MOSAICS IN THE 21ST CENTURY
The evolution of mosaics is engaging a new generation of artists that are breaking the barriers of what is commonly understood of the medium as a surface decoration. This special exhibit celebrates a diverse cross section of artists committed to an ageless art and to manipulating hundreds of carefully cut fragments of glass, ceramics, stone and reclaimed objects to build a whole that is far greater than the sum of its individual parts. Alternately art and craft, noun and verb, mosaic cannot be captured in one overarching style. Presented by the Society of American Mosaic Artists
THE MINDFUL MAKING OF TEA
The daily tea ritual encompasses an experience that is both deeply personal and shared as a community. In various cultures, there are ceremonies and events specifically crafted for the acts of preparing and consuming tea. The busy pace of life melts away, opening a place in time to enjoy the sound of water boiling and the sounds of pouring tea. There is a choice and a decision in the object that one uses to make tea.This special exhibit highlights the significance of the cup or bowl from which to drink, and these highly regarded objects that are used to add cream and sugar. Presented by Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
For the second year in a row, CODAworx will announce the winners of the CODAvideo Awards at SOFA. The CODAvideo Awards recognize the best videos that tell the stories of incredible design projects, which successfully integrate art into interior, architectural, and public spaces around the globe. Winning videos will include the best video in five categories: Concept, Process, Collaboration, Experience, and Imagination, along with two Peopleâ€™s Choice Winners. Presented by CODAworx, Madison, WI
The official catalog of the 22nd annual Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design Fair: SOFA CHICAGO.