Postponed – Mosaic Design – Preservation Cafe

Posted on April 17th, 2021 by Elizabeth Nelson

Building with Mosaics ” with Jim Miller, originally planned for April 21, 2021, will be rescheduled for sometime this fall. We hope to see you then. 

Join CHRS for a virtual chat with Jim Miller, local artist, historian, and renovator, who has transformed his Capitol Hill home into an elaborate oasis of mosaic design—a stunning tribute to time spent studying in Ravenna and Venice Italy. During his presentation, Jim will showcase the mosaics he has created in the home he shares with his wife, Fynette Eaton, which you may have visited on the 2019 CHRS House and Garden Tour – and can still be viewed on the virtual 2020 StayAtHome House Tour.

He will discuss his growing fascination with the artistry of mosaic design and the time he spent studying this ancient craft in Ravenna and Venice, Italy, which are famous for the colorful mosaics that adorn their many buildings and cathedrals. Jim will explain what mosaics are, talk a bit about the materials he uses, briefly discuss the history of mosaics, and offer advice for how to create your own mosaic designs. His presentation will include many photos and slides which illustrate some of his most beautiful works.

Cabinet Inspired by Venice

Spiral Staircase, 132 13th St. SE

Tile bathroom on 13th St. SE

A  link to the WebEx meeting will be posted below, a few days prior to the event.

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Our CHRS Preservation Cafes are free to CHRS members and non members. Please consider joining CHRS!