Ravenna Mosaico

Ravenna Mosaico: Italy

Ravenna Mosaico was an extraordinary, biennial event organized by the International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists and the Comune di Ravenna.  This delightful town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its Byzantine mosaic treasures, is claiming the right to be seen as the global nexus for contemporary mosaics – and they are doing a great job of it.

There were exhibits, demonstrations, symposiums and lectures on the “state of the art” throughout the city.  While this is only the second time for the festival, it has already garnered international art press notice.

Just last week, the New York Times and International Herald Tribune carried a review/overview of RavennaMosaico by noted Italian arts and culture commentator Roderick Conway Morris; “An Ancient Craft Gets a Bigger World Stage.”

Helen Bodycomb’s piece Manga Medusa was featured at Ravenna Mosaico.

For the full review read the article from Mosaic Now Magazine

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Manga Medusa, 2005 Helen Bodycomb and René Schaefer