In addition to teaching my basic welding classes here in Houston, I have been asked to teach some workshops for the Society of American Mosaic Artists. They are havering their annual convention in Houston this year and they asked if I would teach some classes on how to make Mounts, Hangers and armatures for mosaic Artwork. I made many armatures over the years in the museum exhibit business and I believe that I can present some eye opening material to these folks. The problem in hanging mosaic work is that it is so heavy. Mosaic is primarily glass, stone and cement. Can’t get much heavier than that. Also, because of its rigidity, mosaic work cannot flex as a rule. Steel is the ideal material for making hangers. With today’s modern welding equipment anyone can create beautiful, strong support structures in their own garage.
A showing of my new work entitled “Life Under the Roof of the Ocean” opens November 8 and runs through November 29. The show will be held in Christ Church Cathedral’s Cloister Gallery at 1117 Texas Avenue in downtown Houston. (Street parking around the church, or there’s a church parking lot across the street.)
I will have a ‘school’ of new fish on display just in time for holiday gifting. I will be there for the opening reception if you want first dibs on a piece.
Opening reception is Friday, November 8 from 6:00PM – 8:00PM
The show will run through November 29. The Cloister Gallery is open during working hours of the Cathedral’s gift shop. Treebeard’s restaurant is also in the Gallery and has a booming lunch crowd for its tasty southern cuisine.