AIMC International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists NEWSLETTER

May 2015

Notes from the President

Dear members and friends of AIMC,
I am pleased to take this opportunity to inform you about the latest updates related to upcoming AIMC events.

1. XV International AIMC Congress: 
 May 18 - 21, 2016 Spilimbergo - Italy

This very important AIMC event becomes even more important,  as it will be held in Spilimbergo, with the organizational collaboration of an exceptional institution: the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli.
The Congress program was published recently (click
here to view).
A special website for the Congress is currently under construction by the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli, and there you will be able to find complete information regarding the final program, participation and accommodation details. We will publish the website address as soon as it is ready. For now, you may contact organizers at the following email address for more information:
The long history of the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli in the field of ancient and contemporary mosaic, its location, which, among other things, is in an area important for mosaic archaeological sites, and the strong interest of the School, manifested from the beginning through the valuable collaboration of its Director, Dr. Gian Piero Brovedani, promises the production of a unique AIMC Congress, which we invite you to attend.
2. RavennaMosaico, Opere dal Mondo-Works
of the World-Competition
               Please note that the closing date for contest entries has been extended
to May 31, 2015
The committee which will evaluate the contest entries includes Maria Rita Bentini, Rosetta Berardi, Silvia Colizzi, Linda Kniffitz, Maria Grazia Marini, Felice Nittolo, Almuth Schöps and Nikos Tolis.

here for the contest application.

The RavennaMosaico festival will host exhibitions, conferences, lectures, presentations of publications related to mosaic, and academic studies related to the development of contemporary mosaic.   For more information about the festival, please visit


The awards for the AIMC Prize for young Students have been enlarged! In addition to the monetary prizes, thanks to the generous contribution of the "niArt" gallery, the three winners will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in a group exhibition to take place in November, 2016 at the "niArt" gallery of Ravenna.

Also, thanks to the kind support of BPW ITALY, FIDAPA section of Ravenna, the third prize of 400 € is sponsored by the Federation.
Finally, a qualified jury composed of Karen Ami, Laura Carraro, Ariana Gallo, Marcello Landi, Luca Maggio, Luciana Notturni and Mila Oliva, will judge the competing works for the selection of the three winners.  

Deadline for applications: July 30, 2015. Participation is free of any fees. Please click 
here for details concerning the PAS contest.  

We look forward to your joining in these special events!

Nikos Tolis
AIMC President

AIMC Member Benefits:  and there's

more . . . !

Since publication of the April newsletter, these additional benefits/discounts have been arranged
for AIMC members:

To see the complete list of member benefits, please visit and click on the Discounts for Members tab.

➨ Can you arrange a benefit or discount for AIMC members who come to visit your town or locality?  If so, please let us know and we will publish it in the newsletter and on the website! Write us at

-submitted by Rosetta Berardi

News from the World

Maher Dawoud




May 9 – November 22, 2015 


Biennale di Venezia 2015

Egyptian Pavilion

The word PEACE is a mosaic of 5 letters built in a space of 19 meters wide, 8 meters deep and 2.5 meters high. Walking through this mosaic of letters, one cannot see the word PEACE without looking from high above. The visitor will walk through this mosaic of letters without really recognising the whole scene of the word PEACE that he is moving through. Just like everyday life, one is so closely engaged in his particular problem that he/she does not see the “bigger picture”. Similar to mosaic art in general, one can only see the beauty of the mosaic art when seen from afar. This art installation represents a conceptual contemporary mosaic setting using material such as grass, wood and interactive augmented reality to convey the message of PEACE.

-submitted by Maher Dawoud

Scuola Mosaicisti Del Friuli

The power of water: the journey which transforms energy 

April 18-May 31, 2015

We are pleased to invite you to the art exhibition organized by the Municipality of Montereale Valcellina at the  "ANTONIO PITTER" Centrale-museum of Malnisio. For the occasion, the students of the third course of the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli created a mosaic installation dedicated to the power of water, which is the theme of the exhibition.

For complete event flyer, click 

-submitted by the Scuola Mosaicisti Del Friuli

Nathalie Chaulaic



May 14 - 17, 2015

An event entitled "Artists to Follow" is taking place in various locations in the
Haute-Vallée de l’Aude, France. Ms. Chaulaic will exhibit in Rennes-le-Château. More information at:

"Series Berlingots" is expanding with new works, presented at:
-submitted by Nathalie Chaulaic
Ongoing Events

Chicago Mosaic School presents Verdiano Marzi

                                                                                                          “Silenzio” 2013

Dal Sogno all'Opus Veritas

March 28 - July 3, 2015
Opening Reception Friday, 
April 10th, 6:00-9:00pm at 
The Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago
115 East Delaware (through the Gratz Center)
(at Michigan Avenue) Chicago, Illinois USA

Internationally renowned artist Verdiano Marzi will open his first solo American exhibition in Chicago, Illinois, at  Chicago's historic Fourth Presbyterian Church running March 28- July 3rd, 2015.  Meet the artist Maestro Marzi at the opening reception of his exhibition,"Dal Sogno all'Opus Veritas", Friday, April 10th, from 6:00-9:00pm, featuring his mosaics, sculptures and drawings. Please join us at the Artists reception for a special dance and music performance and refreshments.

This exhibition coincides with the 10th Anniversary of The Chicago Mosaic School, the first school for Mosaic Arts in the United States. Catalogs for the exhibition will be available for purchase online or at The Chicago Mosaic School after the opening.
Marzi’s love of mosaic dates back to his childhood in Ravenna. He was born there in 1949. Early on an observant schoolteacher noticed his artistic gifts and recommended that his parents, who were of extremely modest means, send him to the newly opened State Institute of Art for Mosaic. There, he flourished . . .

                    “Banchisa” 2015                                                                     "Alba” 2015

-submitted by Karen Ami and 
Beatrice Propetto Marzi

Iule Amado Fishgrund


Delires de Livres  Livres-objets/ Livres d'artistes

April 25 - May 17,2015

Collégiale Saint-André
Iule Amado-Fishgrund dans le cadre de l' Association Am'Arts, exposition collective de livres d'artistes de diverses disciplines artistiques.
Cette exposition a lieu tous les 2 ans avec chaque fois un thème imposé et des couleurs à respecter. Cette année le thème est: “Si nous allions”....

-submitted by Iule Amado Fishgrund

Toyoharu Kii


 Toyoharu Kii's solo exhibition "Dreams of Tesserae"

 February 7- June 28, 2015

At Chapelle Saint-Eman, Chartres France

This panoramic exhibition spans 26 years of Kii's career, from 1988 to 2014.
His principle for making mosaic is, " Find expression that only the
medium of mosaic can realize". With 30 mosaics exhibited, you will see
his trials.

-submitted by Toyoharu Kii
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