Asia Westbrook’s Mosaics Heighten The Level Of This Art Form. Announcing The Opening Of Her Studio In Port St. Lucie And Working As City Of Stuart’s Sidewalk Mosaic Program Coordinator

Asia Westbrook takes mosaics up a notch, as she opens Fractured Brilliance Mosaics here on the Treasure Coast of FL.  Adding to her already long list of  private collectors and public art collections in North Carolina and Florida, Asia is eager to share her enthusiasm for this art form!  She teaches individuals, groups, offers in-studio classes and will travel to you as well! The Rickie Report shares some details, sneak peeks, and will update everyone as she takes over the reins of the Public Art Mosaic Program in Stuart, FL

 

717.682.9180    asiabooth360@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

Mosaic Artist Asia Westbrook

 

 

 

“Dragon Cup” 3D Mosaic by Asia Westbrook

 

 

 

 

Asia created her first mosaic in a studio art class in high school and was immediately hooked!  The project for the class involved cutting tile, but since it was hard to cut and there was a limited option of colors available Asia began to teach herself how to use stained glass. After her second glass mosaic, this art teacher gave Asia free rein to continue creating mosaics during class, and afterwards gave her the tools she would need to continue after the class ended. 

 

 

 

 

Ground Floor Farm Commission: Asia and her colleague Diane Concepcion standing in front of one of the mosaic panels they created for the Ground Floor Farm

 

 

It remained an enjoyable hobby for her until she met Mosaic Studio owner Diane Concepcion, who took her under her wing and allowed her to nurture her talent by not just creating art but teaching others as well. Asia found true passion in teaching how to create mosaics, because she believed it was a healthy outlet for everyday stress, and it was a new fun skill that could be learned with practice.

 

 

 

 

Asia with her first pet portrait of her own cat, Anna. This helped Asia get a lot of pet portrait commissions.

 

 

 

 

Asia worked with Diane in her studio for about five years, and then the two became business partners for about a year, during which time Asia found another use for her love of animals and began to create pet portrait mosaics. 

 

 

 

 

This is the first dog pet portrait that Asia created, depicting Lil Beans, the mascot of the Bunkhouse Coffee Bar in Downtown Jensen Beach.

 

 

 

Asia moved to North Carolina, where she taught mosaic classes and worked on commissions for about three years before moving back to South Florida.

Now she has a small studio in her home where she works with students who are interested in one-on-one classes and studio hours.

 

 

 

 

 This work in progress is of a video game character from The Legend of Zelda : Majora’s Mask. The mask itself is very intricate, which made it challenging and fun to work on.

 

 

Besides her home studio, she works on private commissions, travels to do classes in gated communities and other venues.

 

 

Pendant Finishing Demo: All of the students gathering around Asia to watch a demonstration on how to glaze a finished pendant.

 

 

Some of Asia’s Favorite Subjects:

Not a Transformer: Asia’s favorite type of art to create is video game art. This is a picture of Samus from the game series Metroid.
Smalti Peacock: This piece was made with a combination of Italian Smalti and stained glass. Smalti are glass blocks that provide a 3D effect to mosaic pieces.
Zelda Pendant: Asia likes to work with small pieces, and so creates a lot of pendants. This is Zelda, a character from the game series Legend of Zelda.

 

 

 

 

Watch for upcoming news about how to be part of  Stuart’s Sidewalk Mosaic Program!  

(Open to residents outside of Martin County)

 

 

717.682.9180    asiabooth360@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11676 SW River Crossing Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987

Creek District Sidewalk Mosaic Program Is In Full Swing! Meet Carol Schiff The Third Mosaic Artist To Participate And Vote For Design #4 Learning Mosaics Is Easy And You Can Join in!

Stuart’s Creek District Sidewalk Mosaic Program is in full swing as mosaicist #3, Carol Schiff, works to complete her dolphin design and voting is open for the fourth mosaic artist! Project coordinators, Corina Pelloni and Diane Concepcion are eager to share their wealth of knowledge with anyone who wants to explore the world of mosaic creations.  The Rickie Report gives you some sneak peeks of Carol’s work as all we information about voting for Mosaic Artist #4 and classes.

 

Meet   Carol   Schiff

Artist   of   the   Next   Sidewalk   Mosaic

 

Carol Hayes Schiff

 

 

Carol is a very skilled and experienced oil painter. Mosaic art is a new medium for her. A pleasure to have in the studio, she has been working diligently on her winning design, and has really taken to mosaic art like a… dolphin to water. 

 

 

 

Here is Carol’s original painting shown next to her work-in-progress:

 

 

 

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Carol is a Florida oil painter who loves the coastal beaches, flora and fauna of this tropical paradise. Her second love is the Asheville/Blue Ridge Mountains area. Her art features both of these sites.

 

Her painting style is characterized by exciting brushwork, contrast, hues, and texture from palette knives. She skillfully applies these techniques to images of landscapes, still lifes and animals.

 

With a client list that includes Warner Brothers, Netflix, CBS, Disney Channel and Duke University, you may have seen one of her paintings on the screen. One painting is in the 2019 movie ‘The Joker’. A few more make appearances in popular TV shows Magnum PI and Hawaii 5-0.

 

 

 

 

 

 

To see more of her work, visit her shop on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CarolSchiffStudio

 

 

 

Carol’s mosaic will be completed in a few more sessions. Then, it will be installed near Herban Botanicals on Colorado Ave, and we’ll gather to celebrate a new piece of public art in Downtown Stuart’s Creek District of Arts and Entertainment.

 

 

 

There’s more:

 

Don’t miss your opportunity to vote on the design for the 4th mosaic!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The location for this artwork will be the sidewalk at the intersection of 5th Street and A1A near Kiwanis Park. Both finalists designs are beautiful original artworks submitted by brilliant local artists, Marian Vitale and Deborah Bottorf.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information and application:  

 

thecreekdistrict.org/mosaic-program

 

 

 

Wondering  if  you’d  like  to  try  mosaic  art?

All are welcome to enter a design for consideration. When a contest is open, it will be accessible by the link above, and that’s also where information about the program can be found.

Another option is to take an intro to mosaics class. Classes are offered at Flagler Center on the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month. You must register in advance for a workshop. Learn more and sign-up at:https://www.missingart.space/sign-up-for-an-intro-to-mosaics-workshop/

 

 

 

 

Thank you!

Women Supporting the Arts generously awarded financial support which will serve as start-up funding for this program. MartinArts donated a half ton of beautiful glass tile. The City of Stuart is making this addition of new public art possible. Thank you, as well, to the people and businesses of The Creek District who have expressed their enthusiasm and support of this program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Glimmer – A Glow Show” Promises To Illuminate Your Senses On Friday, February 4th & Saturday, February 5th. Nine Artists Collaborate To Bring You Into An Immersive Interactive Environmental Experience

Corina Pelloni and Jane Lawton Baldridge invite you to “Glimmer – A Glow Show”, an illuminated artistic collaborative of nine artists. “Glimmer” premiers on Friday, February 4th and continues on Saturday, February 5th, 2022.  This immersive art event focuses on illumination in six environments. Outside will be projection of Animated Ocean Paintings and Color & Sound Vibration. Artists will lead hands on activities.  Original artwork and Jellyfish will be for sale. Purchase your Glimmer T-Shirt now with a pre-show discount or buy at the event. The Rickie Report shares the details and a few sneak peeks.

 

 

 

 

 

901 SE Johnson Avenue       Stuart, FL.

 

 

 

 

The   public    can    expect    to    experience:

 

~ An   Enchanted   Wood ~

 

~ A   Mangrove   Forest ~


~ Underneath   the   Undulating   Sky ~

 

~ Passing   into   Water ~

 

~ Rising   through   the   Ground   up   to   the   Stars ~

 

The   Room   of   Secrets   inside   the   building ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join the artists 

For this interactive, immersive art experience….

Corina Pelloni

 Jane Lawton Baldridge

DJ Voelker

Colleen North

Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez

Joe Young

Deena Rahill

Laura Kinnamon

Gene Kinnamon

 

 

 

 

Sales of special “Glimmer” T-Shirts and other merchandise will fund the exhibition. 

 

For more details:  https://www.missingart.space/?s=glimmer

 

 

 

Corina Pelloni and Jane Baldridge working on their “Glimmer” artworks

 

 

Pelloni and Baldridge also hope to expand the exhibit dates and locations.  The Women Supporting the Arts and Martin Arts awarded Pelloni and Baldridge a Grant to help offset the cost of putting on this immersive collaboration. The group is looking for more sponsorships.

 

 

Thank you to Our Sponsors: Women Supporting the Arts, Martin Arts, The Creek District, 901 Hub, MissingArt.com, Artspeaks.com

 

 

 

For more information or to become a sponsor:

Please contact Corina at corinapelloni@gmail.com

or

Jane at gosail@bellsouth.net.

 

For more details:

https://www.missingart.space/?s=glimmer

 

 

 

 

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Stuart’s Creek District Of Arts & Entertainment Unveils First Installed Sidewalk Mosaic Saturday, January 22. Join Free Celebratory Reception Of Mosaic Artist Diane Concepcion. Consider Your Own Mosaic Entry For This Community Effort

On Saturday, January 22, 2022, The City of Stuart‘s Creek District of Arts & Entertainment will unveil its first installed sidewalk mosaic near the 555 Building on Colorado Avenue. This art was created by Diane Concepcion, an experienced mosaic artist and teacher. It is the first of a projected series of 20 mosaics that the Creek District Advisory Board plans to install over the next five years.  As previously reported in the Rickie Report, the public has an opportunity to participate in the project by submitting designs (voted on by the public) and building mosaics (with Diane and Corina Pelloni’s guidance) which will ultimately be installed in the Creek District sidewalks.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of Diane’s mosaic and the details about the free celebratory reception following the unveiling.  The Call For Mosaic Designs Is Still Open!!!

SNEAK PEEK of Work in Progress: Original mosaic designed and created by Diane Concepcion

 

 

JOIN US

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2022

 

Unveiling   Ceremony   of   Diane   Concepcion’s   Mosaic

 

555 Building      Colorado Avenue  Stuart, FL.

3:00    PM

 

 

Free drinks and refreshments

 

 

Mosaic artist and teacher, Diane Concepcion working on her mosaic

 

 

Diane’s design for the first mosaic, incorporates the wonderful namesake of the district: Frazier Creek. It runs through the area and has plenty of classic Florida mangroves. The mosaic has a large mangrove raining down symbols for food, drink, art and music. All this, under a dark sky which celebrates our favorite night of the month, The Creek Walk (the district’s First Friday Art Walk).

 

Diane Concepcion, had always been drawn to mosaics as an art form, but her former full time career only allowed limited dabbling in her spare time. Once she retired in 2012, she began attending mosaic classes at the Union Square Art Cooperative in NYC to fine tune her skills in this ancient art. Upon moving to Florida in 2013, Diane set up a studio at the Fish House in Port Salerno and began doing mosaics full time. Over time she grew to know and take workshops with some the most highly regarded mosaic artists in the US and international community. She has studied with Mireille Swinnen of Belgium, Martin Cheek of England and attended the Institute of Mosaic Arts in Berkley, California.

 

 

More progress on Diane Concepcion’s mosaic for The Creek District

 

 

 

Diane went on to open several studios in Martin and Saint Lucie counties, giving mosaic classes, doing public art installations and private commissions. Diane loves to create garden art (stepping stones, flower pots, gazing balls), functional art (house numbers, table tops) but to sooth her artistic soul, it’s usually a pelican, hence the name of her studio: Pelican Central Mosaic Arts. Diane is co-owner of 2nd Street Art in Fort Pierce, a gallery that exhibits a variety of local art. Diane’s mosaic art and jewelry can be found at Hani Honey in the Creek District or at 2nd Street Art in Ft Pierce.

Contact Diane for classes or commissions at 732 804-4715. Her mosaic studio and classroom space is located in 2nd Street Art, 131 2nd Street, Ft Pierce. 

Diane’s website is www.pelicancentralmosaicarts.com  Her Facebook is www.facebook.com/pelicancentral . Info about 2nd Street Art can be found on Instagram @2ndstreetartfp 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information and application:  

thecreekdistrict.org/mosaic-program

 

 

 

 

EACH  MOSAIC  IS  A  SPECIAL  OPPORTUNITY

FOR   LOCAL

CREATIVITY   &   ENGAGEMENT

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

 

  • I’ve never done a mosaic before. Can I apply with my design?

It’s okay if you’ve never done mosaic art before! All the mosaics will be created in a supportive workshop environment and all materials and tools are included in the workshop.

 

  • Where will I create the actual mosaic?

Winners should prepare to spend time in the MissingArt studio at 901hub located at 901 SE Johnson Avenue  Stuart, FL 34994 with Diane and Corina.

 

  • Who can apply?

The contest is open to anyone 18 and up who can commit to attending the workshops and translating their design into wonderful mosaic artwork.

You do NOT have to be a resident of Martin County, Fl.

 

  • When should I submit my design?

 

Right Now! The first contest is open, so submit your best design concept.

 

January 21st – Deadline for design submissions!

 

  • How do I apply?

The first step will be to submit a design for consideration! The very first contest just opened today! It only costs $25 to submit your design concept by January 21st.

  • When will the winner be announced?
  • How will designs be selected?

 

 

From the entries, three finalists will be selected, and the winning design will be chosen by public vote. Campaigning is allowed!

 

 

Friday, February 18, 2022 – Contest winner will be declared!

For more information and application:  

thecreekdistrict.org/mosaic-program

 

 

 

THANK     YOU    TO    OUR    SUPPORTERS:

Women  Supporting  The  Arts

Martin   Arts

The Creek District

 

City of Stuart

 

 

 

 

Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

Diane Concepcion

Website:    Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

Instagram:  @pelican_central_mosaics

Facebook:  @PelicanCentral

Missing Art Space

Corina Pelloni

Website: https://missingart.space/

Instagram:  @missingArt.space

Facebook:  @missingArt.space

 

 

 

 

For more information and application:  

thecreekdistrict.org/mosaic-program

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

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Creek District Opens Applications: “Creek District Sidewalk Mosaic Program” Work With Mosaic Masters Corina Pelloni And Diane Concepcion To Bring Your Design To A Sidewalk In Stuart, FL

The Creek District of Arts & Entertainment in Stuart, FL. announces a new Public Art venture: Creek District Sidewalk Mosaic Program bringing original mosaic designs to the local sidewalks in the area!  Corina Pelloni and Diane Concepcion will work with the winners at the MissingArt Studio in Stuart.  This is YOUR OPPORTUNITY to learn mosaic techniques if you are a beginner, or hone your skills if you are a seasoned artist. Applicants can reside outside of Martin County.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of the first two mosaics to be installed in 2022. Applications are open NOW!

 

 

The Creek District

This program, headed by Corina Pelloni with the expert council of mosaic artist Diane Concepcion for the Creek District of Arts and Entertainment, will be facilitated by the Creek District Board of Directors and the City of Stuart CRA. Women Supporting the Arts awarded the project funds for start-up expenses, and fundraising will support the ongoing efforts and the expansion of the program. Twenty mosaic locations are tentatively scheduled over the next four years. Each is a special opportunity for local creativity and engagement. The first two mosaics will be created by Diane and Corina to be installed in January and February.

 

Saturday, January 22, 2022

 

Diane Concepcion’s mosaic will be installed on Colorado Avenue, Stuart, FL. near the 555 Building. 

 

 

Mosaic Artist Diane Concepcion

 

 

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Corina Pelloni’s mosaic will be installed between ArtFarm and CoLab Farms at 100 SE MLK Blvd. Stuart, FL.

 

 

Mosaic Artist Corina Pelloni

 

 

 

 

EACH  MOSAIC  IS  A  SPECIAL  OPPORTUNITY

FOR   LOCAL

CREATIVITY   &   ENGAGEMENT

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

 

  • I’ve never done a mosaic before. Can I apply with my design?

It’s okay if you’ve never done mosaic art before! All the mosaics will be created in a supportive workshop environment and all materials and tools are included in the workshop.

 

  • Where will I create the actual mosaic?

Winners should prepare to spend time in the MissingArt studio at 901hub located at 901 SE Johnson Avenue  Stuart, FL 34994 with Diane and Corina.

 

  • Who can apply?

The contest is open to anyone 18 and up who can commit to attending the workshops and translating their design into wonderful mosaic artwork.

You do NOT have to be a resident of Martin County, Fl.

 

  • When should I submit my design?

 

Right Now! The first contest is open, so submit your best design concept.

 

  • What is the Deadline for applications?

 

January 21st – Deadline for design submissions!

 

  • How do I apply?

The first step will be to submit a design for consideration! The very first contest just opened today! It only costs $25 to submit your design concept by January 21st.

  • When will the winner be announced?
  • How will designs be selected?

 

 

From the entries, three finalists will be selected, and the winning design will be chosen by public vote. Campaigning is allowed!

 

 

Friday, February 18, 2022 – Contest winner will be declared!

 

For more information and application:  

thecreekdistrict.org/mosaic-program

 

 

 

THANK     YOU    TO    OUR    SUPPORTERS:

Women  Supporting  The  Arts

Martin   Arts

The Creek District

 

City of Stuart

 

 

 

 

 

Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

 

 

Diane Concepcion

Website:    Pelican Central Mosaic Arts

Instagram:  @pelican_central_mosaics

Facebook:  @PelicanCentral

 

 

Missing Art Space

Corina Pelloni

Website: https://missingart.space/

Instagram:  @missingArt.space

Facebook:  @missingArt.space

 

 

 

 

For more information and application:  

thecreekdistrict.org/mosaic-program

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

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