True Mosaic Studios Summer 2016
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Greetings from Laurel True,

I hope you are enjoying your summer!

This year has been quite a busy year for me so far, with a lot of amazing adventures and wonderful people in different parts of the world: US, Argentina, Haiti, Mexico, Turkey and Hungary.

Since the beginning of the year I have worked on fifteen murals and public art projects, many with lots of moving parts and community participation, traveled to 6 countries and 14 cities, and taught four intensive workshops. I was able to carve out a month-long sabbatical in August, which was wonderful and has helped me to slow down and recharge.

Check out the new news items on my homepage for more info about these projects…

As I move into the remainder of the year I’ll be moving at a more sustainable pace, and focusing my energies on conceptual projects and writing. 

I will be teaching one more workshop this year, which will be in Mexico at the beautiful Hacienda Mosaico

I hope you can join me!
Laurel True

Lotus Garden: Exploring Beauty, Awareness and Creative Connection

Lotus GardenWith Laurel True at Hacienda Mosaico, Puerta Vallarta, Mexico

November 13-19

I am so excited to return to Hacienda Mosaico to teach this new workshop. This will be my third time teaching at Hacienda Mosaico. It is such a beautiful retreat oasis, lush and full of artwork, hidden areas to relax and reflect and a wonderful open studio space, available for use 24 hours a day. I can't say enough about what a special place this is to spend of week of creation in community with other artists.

To register or for more information:
True Mosaics Studio Presents:

Mirror Garden: Radial Mosaic Stepping Stones with Mirror and Glass

Stepping StonesInstructor: Vicki Murphy for True Mosaics Studio
Workshop will be held at New Orleans School of Art and Craft
3041 N. Rampart St., New Orleans

September 3 - 4

Mosaic artist Vicki Murphy, who has been training with me over the past 5 years, will be teaching a beginner-friendly mosaic workshop in New Orleans! Students will design and create a unique mosaic garden paver using mirror and beautiful, colored glass. Instructor will cover design, approach, materials selection, tool use and mosaic setting and grouting. Students will come away from this fun, weekend class with a glittering mosaic stepping stone to take home for their garden, as well as information they can apply to future projects.

True Mosaic Studios projects in 2016


These are just a few projects for 2016. Follow my projects and teaching on for photos and stories from 2016 and beyond.


Magic Archway Project in New Orleans

Created in partnership with the Arts Council of New Orleans, Providence Housing and The Neighborhood Story Project, Magic Archway was dedicated this June. It was wonderful project involving community members that celebrates the past, present and future of the historic Faubourg Lafitte neighborhood.

Luisa Dantas and Jolu Productions created this great short documentary about the project, which will be included in the upcoming New Orleans Film Festival in October: Magic Archway on Vimeo.

Suenos:Dreams in Buenos Aires

I worked with professional-level students to create this mural during one of two workshops I taught at Jaton Mosaic Studio in February. The mural explores the universal pull of following our dreams. 

Installed at Terra Violeta Center for Women’s and Gender Studies in the San Telmo neighborhood of Buenos Aires.


Urban Eyes ProjectUrban Eyes

Work on this international community-based project has continued after a bit of red tape..(All resolved :). Phase one of the project is being created on the facade of the Korner Market in New Orleans and includes around 80 of over 500 mosaic eyes contributed by artists around the world. 

The project explores the use of public space as a platform for social justice through visual messages that symbolize  awareness, perception and non-violence.

Stay tuned for more info about this and future phases of this project.

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