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Mari Gardner - Public/Fine Art [email protected]_mari_mar As a public artist, a community-based artist, & fine artist, Mari Gardner specializes in architectural mosaics, sculpture, photography & film.

See www.marigardner.com for a more extensive bio, as well as complete portfolios of artwork.

“Light and shadow are opposite sides of the same coin. We can illuminate our paths or darken our way. It is a matter of ...
19/10/2020

“Light and shadow are opposite sides of the same coin. We can illuminate our paths or darken our way. It is a matter of choice.”
Maya Angelou
#vote #makechangehappen #love

Constructing glass for upcoming sculpture for the Clay Center for Art and Science Step one of many.@jeff_j_wallin works ...
26/09/2020

Constructing glass for upcoming sculpture for the Clay Center for Art and Science
Step one of many.
@jeff_j_wallin works magic @fireartglasspdx

#marigardner #sculpturefabrication #portlandartist #steelandglasss #publicart #comissionart #westvirginia #claycenter #fireartglasspdx

26/09/2020

Constructing glass for upcoming sculpture for the Clay Center for Art and Science
Step one of many.
@jeff_j_wallin works magic @fireartglasspdx

#marigardner #sculpturefabrication #portlandartist #steelandglasss #publicart #comissionart #westvirginia #claycenter #fireartglasspdx

#sayhername with love and dignity. And then get angry #whereisthejustice Painting by one of my favorite humans @asherald...
26/09/2020

#sayhername with love and dignity. And then get angry #whereisthejustice

Painting by one of my favorite humans @asherald ♥️

It was nice to have this photo come across in my FB memories today. It’s a throwback to the making of the Aurora Boreali...
14/08/2020

It was nice to have this photo come across in my FB memories today. It’s a throwback to the making of the Aurora Borealis for the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD. About 140 (mostly) 3’x5’ panels of glass. I always find it a bit thrilling when I have the opportunity to see some of the panels laid out side by side before installation. In this shot, I was laying out the center. The round things are recycled projector lenses that were painted with iridescent car paint. They were fun 🙂
#marigardner #mosaicart #glassmosaic #portlandartist #publicart #mosaicartist

14/08/2020

It was nice to have this come across in my memories today. It’s a throwback to the making of the Aurora Borealis for the American Visionary Art Museum. About 140 panels of glass. It’s always a bit of a thrill to see some of the panels finally have the opportunity to lay side by side before installation (it’s the mosaic on the building in the page cover photo).

That was a fun year. So many incredible moments shared with my awesome crew and the brilliant young men in DJS who apprenticed with me. If I can get myself better at posting on this social media thing I’ll share some of those photos 🙂

COVID may be slowing things down but we are moving along! Sculpture forms and moulds mostly done. Test clear glass slump...
07/08/2020

COVID may be slowing things down but we are moving along! Sculpture forms and moulds mostly done. Test clear glass slumped and fit. Sneak peak of the real glass being made next post 🤓.

Sculpture commission in process for a gorgeous new sculpture garden at the Clay Center for Arts and Sciences in West Virginia.
Killer form and glass fabrication by @fireartglasspdx

#marigardner #portlandartist #comissionart #sculpturefabrication #steelandglasssculpture #portlandoregon #charlestonwestvirginia #westvirgina #fireartglasspdx

#blackouttuesday
02/06/2020

#blackouttuesday

02/05/2020

Building up the form!
Steel and glass sculpture for the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in WV.
Glass fab by FireArt Glass.

02/05/2020

Building up the form!
Steel and glass sculpture for the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in WV.
Glass fabrication by FireArt Glass.

Stainless steel frame to be filled with glass! Sculpture for the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, WV.Steel fab by ...
02/05/2020

Stainless steel frame to be filled with glass! Sculpture for the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, WV.
Steel fab by @rhizaaplusd
#marigardner #pdxartist #comissionart #sculpturefabrication #charlestonwv

Sunlight in the studio ☀️#marigardner #pdxartist #fineart #bulletart #artworkinprogress #glassart #transformation #growi...
04/04/2020

Sunlight in the studio ☀️
#marigardner #pdxartist #fineart #bulletart #artworkinprogress #glassart #transformation #growing @ NW Marine Art Works

02/03/2020

Fabrication!
(Steel fab by @rhizaaplusd )
#marigardner #pdxartist #artcommission #claycenter #publicart #steelandglass #westvirginia #sculpturefabrication

13/02/2020
Favela Rhythms

In 2005, I had the privilege of working with the non-profit organization, Grupo Pé no Chão, in Recife, Brazil. During my time there I was blessed to learn from an amazing group of young people, and then had the opportunity to facilitate a participatory documentary film. The teens in the project used video cameras to tell their stories of growing up in the favelas. They shared how they used art to dissect the negative stereotypes that exist around them because of where they were born. You can see the film at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPpR8DPmCME
#marigardner #communityart #participatoryfilm #paticipatoryfilmmaking #recife #culture #community #grupopénochão #communitybasedart #documentaryfilm

Favela Rhythms depicts the life of Brazil’s poor, specifically, its young people. Through the non-profit group, Pé no Chão (Feet in the Dirt), favela youth u...

Stainless steel and fused/formed glass sculpture in the works for the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virgin...
11/02/2020

Stainless steel and fused/formed glass sculpture in the works for the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia.
Steel fabrication by Rhiza a+d. Glass fabrication by FireArt Glass
#marigardner #pdxartist #pdxart #sculpturefabrication #westvirginia #sculpture #publicart #comissionart #rhizaaplusd #sculptureart #steelandglass #fineart #fireartglass #Claycenter

Weaving Tides, Annie's Flats. Olympia, WA 2018-19. Stained glass/fused glass mosaic mural spanning 62’ x 11.5’ of exteri...
27/01/2020

Weaving Tides, Annie's Flats. Olympia, WA 2018-19.
Stained glass/fused glass mosaic mural spanning 62’ x 11.5’ of exterior wall space, with a 17’ x 2’ x 6” sculptural “wing” made of steel, stained glass, and fused glass.
Thanks to @dougwalkerphoto for the awesome shots! (top and bottom left)
#marigardner #mosaic #publicart #tasolympia #olympia #pdxartist #architecturalart #glassart #architecturalartglass #mosiaco #glassmosaic #publicartist #glassart #americanmosaics #societyofamericanmosaicartists

♥️#marigardner #eswatini #southernafrica #loveafrica #pdxartist #photography #communityart #culture #fineartphotography
24/01/2020

♥️
#marigardner #eswatini #southernafrica #loveafrica #pdxartist #photography #communityart #culture #fineartphotography

New stainless steel and fused/formed glass sculpture in the works for the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences! Steel f...
22/01/2020

New stainless steel and fused/formed glass sculpture in the works for the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences!
Steel fabrication being done by Rhiza a+d
#marigardner #pdxartist #pdxart #westvirginia #sculpture #publicart #commissionart #rhizaaplusd #publicartist #sculptureart #steelandglass

#marigardner #fineart #publicart #artinstallations #communityart #culture #mosaic #mural #pdxartist #commissionart #mosa...
18/01/2020

#marigardner #fineart #publicart #artinstallations #communityart #culture #mosaic #mural #pdxartist #commissionart #mosaicart #architecturalart #mosaic

18/01/2020

(6years ago...) when the guys were at the studio I asked one of them if he had made a New Year's Resolution. His reply was "Naw, I don't wait for a new year to make change." Such inspiration!

Approximately 1,920 sq ft of recycled mirror and stained glass mosaic (the image is a detail of the left wall). Created ...
15/01/2020

Approximately 1,920 sq ft of recycled mirror and stained glass mosaic (the image is a detail of the left wall).
Created with young men in the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services.
#marigardner #fineart #publicart #installations #communityart #culture #mosaic #mural #pdxartist #commissionart #mosaico #glassart #americanvisionaryartmuseum #baltimore #mosaicart #architecturalart #mdjs #mosaicwallproject

Conversing Waters38' x 15' stone mosaic with Venetian plaster#marigardner #conversingwaters #fineart #publicart #install...
10/01/2020

Conversing Waters
38' x 15' stone mosaic with Venetian plaster
#marigardner #conversingwaters #fineart #publicart #installations #community #culture #mosaic #mural #publicart #architecturalart #comissionart #riverstones #venetianplaster #pdxartist #baltimore #mosaicart #mosaico #hiltonhotel

#marigardner #fineart #publicart #installations #community #culture #mosaic #mural #mediaarts #film #photography #pdxart...
07/01/2020

#marigardner #fineart #publicart #installations #community #culture #mosaic #mural #mediaarts #film #photography #pdxartist #commissionart #mosaico #glass #mural #sculpture

19/10/2019

Fun flashback to 2006-2007 at the American Visionary Art Museum. It was my first extra large mosaic and continues to remain as one of my favorites because of those who made it with me. Check the vídeo (posted after this) to hear from some of the young men who, despite all the challenges in their lives, put their hearts into the mosaic! 💙 www.marigardner.com

Come on out PDX!This Saturday  2-8pm  Northwest Marine Artworks75+ artists' work on display and for sale. Live music, Fo...
17/07/2019

Come on out PDX!
This Saturday 2-8pm
Northwest Marine Artworks
75+ artists' work on display and for sale. Live music, Food carts, beer, wine and spirits vendors, ice cream, putt putt golf, kid’s painting table, etc etc etc… Last year was a BLAST!
#pdxart #pdxartists #nwmarineartworks #portlandoregon #pdxartscene @ NW Marine Art Works

🙂 Artwork by Mari Andrews
15/07/2019

🙂 Artwork by Mari Andrews

ARTIST - Mari Andrew

New public art sculpture in the works! (Stay tuned 👀!!) Huge thanks to the Clay Center and West Virginia. The site visit...
27/06/2019

New public art sculpture in the works! (Stay tuned 👀!!) Huge thanks to the Clay Center and West Virginia. The site visit was inspiring — now time to fabricate! #publicart #charlestonwestvirginia #portlandartists #glassandsteel #outdoorsculpture #artistlife🎨 #artlife

It’s great to see the Aurora Borealis continuing to get publicity! That was a hell of a year. The most epic part about t...
04/05/2019

It’s great to see the Aurora Borealis continuing to get publicity! That was a hell of a year. The most epic part about this wall is that a brilliant group of young men in the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services spent tons of time in the studio and created it with me! Check the circles and pop-outs (I’ll post some closeups). Those are their individual masterpieces. ✨ A lot of ♥️ went into that mosaic. I am epically grateful for all of those guys (who I learned immensely from), my awesome team @yesbaker, @aztecmummy, @saraallenharper, @kylemiller999, @ericmarkgerber, the volunteers including @bobbiyaelantonazzi! Oh and of course the amazing @the_avam and spectacular Rebecca Hoffberger! 🌀 If you have never been to the American Visionary Art Museum, you should really make a point to go. It’s a place like none other. And as the article suggests, it will definitely change your perspective! #mosaic #americanmosaics #stainedglassmosaic #publicart #communitybasedart #bling #architecturalart #mosaicart #perspective

Throwback Thursday! Missing Eswatini and this inspiring crew. Fun mosaic for the American Embassy. #mosaicart #publicart...
14/03/2019

Throwback Thursday! Missing Eswatini and this inspiring crew. Fun mosaic for the American Embassy. #mosaicart #publicart #eswatini #swaziland #americanembassy #architecturalart #stainedglassart #stainedglassmosaic #glassmural #portlandartist #mosaics #mosaico #americanmosaics Yebo! ArtReach @yeboartdesign Ngwenya Glass Eswatini/Swaziland @ Ezulwini, Hhohho, Swaziland

Such a fun and merry Open Studios/Holiday Sale yesterday. Thanks to everyone who came out! #pdxart #pdxartists #mosaic #...
03/12/2018

Such a fun and merry Open Studios/Holiday Sale yesterday. Thanks to everyone who came out! #pdxart #pdxartists #mosaic #mosaico #stainedglassmosaic #mosaicwindow

Hey PDX! Come check out the art show and holiday sale at Northwest Marine ArtWorks tomorrow. 11-4. Over 65 artists on ex...
02/12/2018

Hey PDX! Come check out the art show and holiday sale at Northwest Marine ArtWorks tomorrow. 11-4. Over 65 artists on exhibit, lots of cool stuff for sale - PLUS beer, wine, hot cocao and an extra fabulous model train exhibit across the street! Shop local for the holidays! Family friendly. #pdxartist #pdxart #mosaicart #mosaico #pdxholidays #glassmosaic #bulletart #portland @ NW Marine Art Works

Vote
06/11/2018

Vote

Thought for the day #vote #wethepeople #domore #bethechange #martinlutherking
26/10/2018

Thought for the day #vote #wethepeople #domore #bethechange #martinlutherking

Installation shots. @jbowdenart We make a great team! :) #mosaic #mosaicart #publicart #stainedglassmosaic #olympia #pdx...
06/10/2018

Installation shots. @jbowdenart We make a great team! :) #mosaic #mosaicart #publicart #stainedglassmosaic #olympia #pdxartist #comissionart #mural #mosaicmural

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