Santa Barbara Timeline Mosaic
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The Santa Barbara Timeline Mosaic project began in February 2017 when Santa Barbara mosaic artist Betsy Gallery first saw images of the London Queenhithe Dock mosaic showing London’s history from Roman times to the present. Santa Barbara's mosaic will become an educational site for locals and visitors alike, illustrating important historical, environmental and cultural events central to our local heritage. Installed in a prominent and accessible location in the city of Santa Barbara, the mosaic will show how our environment and community have changed over time.
The fabrication of the mosaic, estimated at approximately 5 x 50 feet, will involve volunteers from diverse sectors of the population. This will be a mosaic for the people by the people. Classes and workshops will present opportunities for the community to learn mosaic fabrication skills. The mosaic will be designed to last 500 years and be a catalyst for how our shared spaces can be re-imagined as places to meet, talk and enjoy the attractiveness of our very special place on the map.
For more information or to get involved in the Santa Barbara Timeline Mosaic Project contact Project Administrator:
Robin Elander at 805-216-1223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
UPCOMING EVENTS, WORKSHOPS AND PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES.
COMMUNITY PARTNERS MEETING • TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 3-4:30 PM
Santa Barbara Historical Museum, 136 E De La Guerra St, Santa Barbara
Join us to learn to learn more about the Santa Barbara Timeline Mosaic and how you and your organization can be involved.
WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION
THURSDAY OCTOBER 19TH, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
On Thursday, October 19th from 5:30 – 7:30 PM, a wine and cheese reception will be held where community members are invited to learn about the project at the Menelli Trading Company, 1080 Coast Village Rd. Santa Barbara. To RSVP email Robin at email@example.com or call 805-216-1223.
CERTIFICATE DESIGN COURSE IN LARGE-SCALE PUBLIC MOSAICS
FRIDAY – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2, AND 3, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
To jump start this process the local project team has collaborated with the London School of Mosaic, a division of Southbank Mosaics, creator of the Queenhithe Dock mosaic, to offer a local Certificate Design Class in Large-Scale Public Mosaics Friday- Sunday December 1, 2 and 3 from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM at the Menelli Trading Company at 1080 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara.
The London team will advance the skills of local emerging artists as well as introduce large-scale community based mural design theory and practice to those in related professions, such as designers, architects and builders. There will be a hands-on component, creating a sample for participants to take home. We also hope to build local community partnerships and participation in the process.
The Santa Barbara Timeline Mosaic is a project that will be built by the people and for the people, and ultimately will be an educational public art piece for visitors and residents alike for generations (500 + years) to come once installed. A limited number of scholarships for the Certificate in design course will be available for those in need.
Learn more and sign up for the design course here: