CREATIVE COLLABORATION - Honoring Millard Sheets: Master of Art & Design
January 14—prior to Stonework Symposium 2016 in San Francisco, CA
Free to Stone Foundation members, Gualala Arts members, Tile Heritage Foundation members and invited guests.
MILLARD SHEETS, painter, educator, muralist and architectural designer, was an all-inclusive artist who collaborated freely with his fellow artists. This resulted in the construction of buildings and the creation of tile and mosaic murals, artistic masterpieces across the United States, with artwork, inside and out, as an integral part of the design. The work was created by many artists, masters of all mediums, working together.
On Thursday, January 14, 2016, art enthusiasts will gather at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in San Francisco—a building designed by Millard Sheets.
Peter Mullins, Stone Foundation member and sponsor of the day’s events, believes "Millard Sheets is the single most influential artist of the twentieth century in California."
This day features artist Tony Sheets, Millard Sheets’ son, accompanied by colleague Jim Cogan sharing their personal stories; Adam Arenson, Associate Professor of History at Manhattan College, chronicling Sheets’ accomplishments; and Lillian Sizemore, accomplished mosaicist, scholar, and author of “A Guide to Mosaic Sites: San Francisco”; plus others.
The presenters’ mission will be to share their stories and talents in a collective atmosphere in which Millard would have eagerly been a participant. Craftsmen and artists working in related mediums (stone, tile) will amaze visitors with their stories and displays in a day of discovery.
Tours to the magnificent stone walls at Stern Grove Amphitheater and to nearby historic tile installations are also in the offing.
The Tile Heritage Foundation, Gualala Arts Center, Stone Foundation, The Scottish Rite Masonic Center and other Sheets enthusiasts are supporting this day of events.
Please join us in this one-of-a-kind adventure into the world of Millard Sheets. More details to follow.
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