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One Hundred Moments in Mosaics

at SOFA show in Chicago

Come see my mosaic artwork SOFA in Chicago November 1st through 3rd. The show will also be presented in Tucson, AZ in spring 2020.

Worthington Hooker School

World History Mosaic Timeline

Completed!

The complete 40 foot long mosaic timeline is done! Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students at Worthington Hooker School in New Haven, CT created this mosaic timeline with the assistance of teachers Eden Stein and Carla Desir-Lewis. Over 200 students assisted in the process over 4 years. Thanks to the PTA for their support.

Art at Yale Health

September 2019 - March 2020

I am honored to be included in the exhibition Arts at Yale Health at the Yale Health Center, 55 Locke Street, New Haven, CT. As an added bonus, they've used my mosaic, Dancing with Elephants, for the poster. Stop by the third floor (near Pediatrics) to see my work.
https://yalehealth.yale.edu/fall-2019-exhibit

Art in the Orchard

August - November 2019 

My three-dimensional mosaic heart will be one of 25 hearts being displayed at Art in the Orchard at Park Hill Orchard, 82 park Hill Road, Easthampton, MA.

Post Road Art Center

June 2019 

I will be exhibiting my mosaic, In the Garden, at the Post Road Art Center from  June 8th through June 26th. Opening reception June 8th 3:00 to 5:00 pm. For more information, see https://www.postroadartcenter.com/upcoming-events

mActivity Member Art Show 

May-June 2019 

Come see my mosaic artwork at mActivity, 285 Nicoll Street New Haven, CT. 

One Hundred Moments in Mosaics

at the Parthenon in Nashville

Come see my mosaic artwork in Nashville on view at the West Gallery of the Parthenon Museum, January 26 – May 19, 2019.

City-Wide Open Studios 2018

Private Studios   October 14th   12-6

Come see my mosaic artwork at 228 Everit Street, New Haven, CT. 

More information can be found at www.cwos.org.

Connecticut Arts Day 2018

Hartford, CT

I presented at CT Arts Day on April 25th as part of a HOT Schools Panel. Here I am at a panel about building resilience through integrating the arts into education. 

New England Mosaic Society All Member Exhibition

Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA
February 22 – April 8, 2018  


Artist Opening Reception:  February 25, 2018 | 1:00pm-3:00pm

I am thrilled to have been awarded the honor of Artistic Distinction at the New England Mosaic Society All Member Exhibition 2018 at the Somerville Museum. Join me at the Opening Reception February 25th from 1 to 3.

Click here or here for more information on the show.

Dance of the Elephants 
2017

City-Wide Open Studios

Armory Weekend - October 14th & 15th

Come see my mosaic art at the Armory at 290 Goffe Street, New Haven, CT.  More information can be found at www.cwos.org.

Creative Coloring Inspired by the Art of Sol LeWitt

 

Check out my new coloring book based on Sol LeWitt's paintings.  The book was inspired by the work I do with both students and teachers. Available on Amazon here.

Worthington Hooker World History Mosaic Timeline

Panels 5 and 6 installed June 2017

The 5th and 6th panels were completed by 6th graders during the school year and installed in June.  We now have 6 panels or 30 feet done!  Check out some of the detail pictures below.  The last 2 panels will be completed this year and installed next Spring.

Art in Pieces

Green Street Teaching and Learning Center

  August 4th - 24th

Opening Reception:  August 4th from 5-7p.m.

Wesleyan University, 51 Green St, Middletown, CT

Worthington Hooker World History Mosaic Timeline

September - June 2016

The 3rd and 4th panels were completed by 6th, 7th and 8th graders during the school year and installed in June.

Blake Street Bridge Mosaic Panels

Seven mosaic panels are installed on Blake Street bridge in Westville, CT. The mosaics are a reflection and a reminder of the water and wildlife of the West River watershed below.   Four of the mosaics symbolize the West River with the remaining panels representing botanical illustrations of three non-invasive native species. For more information on this mosaic, see the Westville website here: westvillect.org/beth-klingher

The Leonardo Challenge at
The Eli Whitney Museum, Hamden CT
Thursday, April 28, 2016
My mosaic mirror, Aperture, will be on display and available to purchase. Proceeds go to support the museum.
Adult Mosaic Classes
at the Eli Whitney Museum
Wednesdays
May 11, May 18, May 25, Jun 1 2016
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Connecticut Arts Day at the State Capitol
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
I will be presenting my Sol LeWitt work at CT Arts Day! If you are there - come see my presentation at 1:30 pm..
New York Times
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Check out the article in Sunday’s New York Times which mentions my work integrating math and art in the Hartford schools. 
Education Closet: Check out my latest STEAM article on Teaching Math Through the Art of Sol LeWitt.

ATOMIC Conference 2015

Association of Teachers of Mathematics

December 8, 2015

Crowne Plaza, Cromwell CT

I will be presenting the following workshop from 1:15 to 2:15.  

 

Teaching Math Through the Art of Sol LeWitt

 

This workshop is designed to give educators the tools to integrate art into the math curriculum. Participants will learn about Sol Lewitt’s unique approach to art. Rather than creating his own paintings, LeWitt wrote a set of instructions for his art and others, following these instructions, actually created the paintings. Participants will use this same approach to create detailed instructions for a series of mathematically inspired drawings. Through this hands-on, visual approach, participants will find ways to provide students with a deeper understanding of many concepts, including geometry, algebra, ratios and proportions, transformations, combinations and permutations, and more. This workshop will focus on middle grades but can also be applied to students in grades 3 through high school!

City Wide Open Studios 2015

October 17th & 18th

Eli Whitney Barn, 920 Whitney Ave, Hamden CT

The temperature is dropping and the leaves are changing, so it must be time for New Haven City-Wide Open Studios!  This year, I will be exhibiting my work at the Eli Whitney Barn at 920 Whitney Avenue on Saturday and Sunday, October 17th and 18th from 12 to 6 pm.  I am privileged to share the space with some great artists -  Kiara Matos, pottery, Sara McGrimley, print-maker, Tim Spratlin, furniture-maker and Susan Clinard, sculptor, in the adjoining studio.  

 

CWOS kicks off this Friday night, October 2nd from 5 to 8 pm at Artspace, 50 Orange Street, with an opening reception where you can see one piece from each of the over 350 artists participating.  It should be a fun night with lots of events happening concurrently as part of Illuminate -On9.

Eli Whitney Museum - Summer 2015

Hopscotch Court

This hopscotch court was created with 11 to 14 year old students as part of the Eli Whitney Summer Program in Hamden, CT.  We used Cinca ceramic tiles and the reverse method to create the mosaic.  Come play on the court and try it out!

Teaching Math Through the Art of Sol LeWitt:

3rd and 5th Grade at Martin School, Manchester, CT

May & June 2015

 

Students participated in a 10 week TAC (Teacher-Artist Collaboration) during May and June called "Teaching Math Through the Art of Sol LeWitt." Students learned fractions, vocabulary and algebraic patterns while creating artwork based on LeWitt's system of writing and following written instructions.

Worthington Hooker World History Mosaic Timeline

September - June 2015

The first two panels were completed in June 2015.  This project was funded by a HOTS grant from the Connecticut Department of Arts and Tourism, to create a mosaic timeline of world history. The timeline was created by 7th grade students as part of their world history curriculum under the direction of Eden Stein, their history teacher, and Beth Klingher a local artist and former math teacher at the school.

The project is a multi-year project which will span 3 - 4 years. During the first year, students will create the first 2 panels of the timeline, encompassing the years before 1500 BCE through 1000 BCE. Each panel will be 3 by 5 feet and will cover 500 years of history. The final timeline will be 40 feet long and made up of 8 panels.

High School in the Community

May & June 2015

This mural was created by students at High School in the Community in New Haven as part of a project funded by HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Schools.)  Students learned about the art of Sol LeWitt and then created their own wall drawings based entirely on algebraic instructions.  This mural was designed by one of the students and then other students followed these algebraic instructions to create the mural.