Mosaic Dream Waves Exhibit and Collage Workshop at Runnymede Library

Waves on Stage, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2011
Waves on Stage, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2011

Mosaic Dream Waves appears two years after my first public art exhibit, Maps of Loss: Rivers, Ruins, and Grief. On display until July 31 at Runnymede Library, Mosaic Dream Waves has a lighter approach than my previous display. Turning from melancholy to playfulness, the artwork pictured here invites you to visit an inner landscape where waves perform on stage, a mystical ornament shines, a yogini flies on a crazy quilt, and a dancing bird woman keeps company with a raven and a horse on wheels.

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Waves on Stage, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2011
Waves on Stage, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2011
Roll Me to the Moon, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2011
Roll Me to the Moon, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2011
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Disco Pirate Zombie, Cloth Creature by Catherine Raine, 2010
Flying Bookfish, Altered Book by Catherine Raine, 2012
Flying Bookfish, Altered Book by Catherine Raine, 2012   (I learned how to make this piece at a free workshop at S. Walter Stewart Library).
Shine, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012
Shine, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012  (This piece was inspired by a guided visualization).
Matryoshka Doll on a Stagecoach Ride, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2011
Matryoshka Doll on a Stagecoach Ride, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012
Yogic Flying on a Crazy Quilt, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012
Yogic Flying on a Crazy Quilt, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012
Desolate Yet Undaunted, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012
Desolate Yet Undaunted, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012
Dancing Bird Woman, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012
Dancing Bird Woman, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012
Abstract Wiseman, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012
Abstract Wiseman, Collage by Catherine Raine, 2012
I love how the staff gathered these books about collage and altered books, adding them to the exhibit.
I love how the staff gathered books about collage and altered books, adding them to the exhibit.

As part of the opening reception on July 13th, I offered a free collage workshop that took place in the program room across the hall from the gallery. My mother, Carlyle Raine, kindly offered to help with the workshop, and the beautiful art that emerged captivated us with its originality, energy, and flair.

Collage by Sehrish Mazumder, 2013
Collage by Sehrish Mazumder, 2013
Collage by Sehrish Mazumder, 2013
Collage by Sehrish Mazumder, 2013
Collage by Md. Mahdin Mazumder, 2013
Collage by Md. Mahdin Mazumder, 2013
Collage by Md. Mahdin Mazumder, 2013
Collage by Md. Mahdin Mazumder, 2013
Collage by Fahria Saiful, 2013
Collage by Fariha Fyrooz, 2013
Collage by Fahria Saiful, 2013
Collage by Fariha Fyrooz, 2013
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“The World Hangs by a Thread” by Ellen Jaffe, 2013

Thank you, Runnymede Library, for fostering community art, learning, and creativity under the eaves of your poetic attic!

4 thoughts on “Mosaic Dream Waves Exhibit and Collage Workshop at Runnymede Library”

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

    Yummy, inspirational, fun, artful play on display,
    hills and mountains of colour,
    streams of light and possibility,
    true soul awakening,
    creative fire magnificence.

    What glorious splendour!!

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