By Cynda Green
Special to The PREVIEW
Last month, the Pagosa Springs Arts Council (PSAC) distributed 6-inch-by-6-inch mini-canvases to anyone who wished to create a piece of art, using any medium. More than 150 community members — artists and art lovers — created beautiful pieces that were assembled into a two-sided mosaic masterpiece.
The Mosaic Project is on display through Nov. 2 in the Pagosa Springs Town Hall lobby. On Nov. 3, a portion of the project will travel to City Market, where tickets will be sold for a chance to own one of the canvases.
The Mosaic Project will then be displayed at Pagosa Springs Medical Center from Nov. 5 to Nov. 15. The last stop will be a reception at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts on Nov. 15.
The Mosaic Project not only brings local art into public places, but also is a fundraiser for PSAC, with proceeds going to Arts in Education. The PSAC is selling $35 tickets, each with a number that will match the number on the back of one of the canvases.
On Nov. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a reception at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, where the random canvas numbers will be announced. The project will be disassembled and those with tickets will take possession of their art piece that night.
The reception is free, with food and a cash bar, but a ticket must be purchased to obtain a canvas. To purchase a ticket and learn more about the Mosaic Project and reception, visit the PSAC website at https://ps-artscouncil.org or email PSAC at email@example.com.