About the Exhibition
The Society of Arts and Crafts is proud to partner with the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) in an exciting exhibition Mosaic Arts International 2018 Invitational – Sophie Drouin. This exhibition will feature the work of Canadian artist, Sophie Drouin of Kitchener, Ontario. Classically trained in Italy, France and the United States, Ms. Drouin is lauded for her innovative work in combining natural stone and marble materials with mosaic glass, in both traditional and modern styles. She has exhibited her work in Italy, France, the United States, and Canada, winning numerous awards. She is also the English editor of the French publication Mosaique Magazine and will be the Featured Presenter at SAMA's American Mosaic Summit, March 13-18 in Boston. Opening reception on Thursday, February 15. On view through Sunday, March 18.
About Sophie Drouin
Sophie Drouin is a second-generation mosaic artist. She studied mosaic techniques first with her father, who was trained in Italy. She later travelled to Europe to study in Italy and France. Sophie is a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and the British Association for Modern Mosaic.
Sophie Drouin won awards at Prix Picassiette 2010, an international mosaic exhibition in France and at Mosaic Arts International 2011 in Texas. She has taught mosaic workshops at International Mosaic Summits in Miami and San Diego, at the Chicago Mosaic School, the Institute of Mosaic Art in Oakland, California, as well as at the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.Sophie's work has been featured in the magazines Grout, Mosaic Art Now and The Grand. She is co-author of the book Listening to the Rocks with fellow mosaicist and rock-hound Bill Buckingham. In addition to Sophie's career as a mosaic artist and teacher, she is also a violinist in the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.