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AUGUST 26, 2014

"Geographika LaFayette" Art Show at Nemacolin

WHEN: September 30 - November 29, 2014
WHERE: Nemacolin Gallery

*MEET THE ARTIST RECEPTION:
Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 5PM to 6:30PM

JULY 7, 2014

diMOSAICO.com
Article written for diMosaico Magazine
A Girl Can Never Have Too Many Hammers by Rachel Sager

MAY 1, 2014

SOCIETY FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT - Mosaic Workshop
2100 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA

What Lies Beneath Our Feet: Hunting and Foraging for Mosaic in an Urban Landscape
with Rachel Sager


SATURDAY JUNE 7th & SUNDAY JUNE 8th, 2014 - 9AM to 4PM

DESCRIPTION: Discover the magic of transforming raw material into tesserae, the building blocks of mosaic, with award-winning Pittsburgh mosaic artist, Rachel Sager. Literally tap into the secrets of Pennsylvania sandstone, limestone, slate, shale and even coal by learning the ancient and singular art of hammer and hardie cutting. This two day beginner workshop will include a field trip along the Allegheny River to source material, an introduction to cutting stone, working in high quality thin-set mortar and Rachel''s unique approach to contemporary mosaic philosophy. You will never look at the stone beneath your feet the same way again! This is an introductory workshop and is open to beginners.

APRIL 13, 2014

HERALD STANDARD
Mosaic Learning: Arts used in integrative lesson by Diana Lasko

Small pieces of stone, glass and tile arranged in a pattern—students at Uniontown Area High School have been introduced to mosaics and how art can enhance learning. Read more...

APRIL 5, 2014

MOSAIC ART NOW
Modern Mosaic in Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Gardens
“Shattering Expectations: Mosaic 2014 by Nancie Mills Pipgras

APRIL 2, 2014

TOMAHAWK TALK
Uniontown High School Student News

Please make plans to attend a very special exhibition of Uniontown High School Student’s Art. Experience the result of a unique educational experience of fine Craft integration made possible by the Grable Foundation though Touchstone Center for Crafts and Mosaic Artist Rachel Sager. View works by Earth Science, Geometry, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Spanish students. Discover the cross curricular connections these students made with their subjects and art.

Monday, April 21, 2014
From 5-6:30 in the UHS Library
Light Refreshments

MARCH 20, 2014

34th STREET.com
Review of Shattering Expectations by Carolyn Grace

MARCH 19, 2014

TOMAHAWK TALK
Uniontown High School Student News
Mosaic Art Project

Rachel Sager is a freelance artist and spent a week in the Uniontown High School (UHS) art room with students from English, Spanish, Social Studies, Math, and Earth Science classes.
Read more...

FEBRUARY 15, 2014

PHILADELPHIA MAGIC GARDENS INTERVIEW
4-minute Interview in promotion of Shattering Expectations Exhibit discussing my work.

FEBRUARY 2014

MOSAIC SOCIETY OF PHILADELPHIA PRESENTS...
SHATTERING EXPECTATIONS: MOSAIC 2014

Shattering Expectations: Mosaic 2014 is an exhibition hosted in partnership with Philadelphia Magic Gardens, and offers a look at a group of the region’s most accomplished mosaicists and their use of the medium today by presenting innovative works from selected artists. Works were selected by Nancy Mills Pipgras, an internationally-acclaimed mosaic publisher and author.

WHEN: Saturday, March 8, 2014 – Sunday, April 20, 2014
WHERE: Philadelphia Magic Gardens

JANUARY 12, 2014

MOSAIC ART RETREATS - explore. create.
Mosaic Artists Take Over Touchstone Retreat Center! by Pam Goode

JULY 30, 2013

SOCIETY FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT, Pittsburgh, PA
Fall Workshops
The Society for Contemporary Craft will be hosting two of my workshops this fall:
Friday, October 25, 2013 from 5:30PM - 7PM
What Lies Beneath Our Feet: Stories in Stone from A Mosaic Perspective; - THIS LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 9AM - 4PM
What Lies Beneath Our Feet: Hunting and Foraging for Mosaic in an Urban Landscape

To Register follow this link. Under the "All Instructors" drop down list select "Sager, Rachel". Both of my fall courses should display.

JUNE 26, 2013

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
Art Notes by Mary Thomas [art critic]
Touchstone Center continues summer evening of arts series

JUNE 1, 2013

MOSAIC ART NOW
"Transposition": A Mosaic Triumph in Seattle by Nancie Mills Pipgras

MAY 30, 2013

TOUCHSTONE CENTER FOR CRAFTS - Looking back...
I have to share these 3 posts from one of my students, Julia Sperling. This is her experience of the class at Touchstone.
May 24 - What lies beneath our feet: Just the Facts
May 25 - What lies beneath our feet: Look what I made!
May 28 - What lies beneath our feet: Wayfinding and the road ahead

MAY 22, 2013

TOUCHSTONE CENTER FOR CRAFTS, Farmington, PA
I have just returned from an incredible teaching experience at Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington PA. What Lies Beneath Our Feet: Hunting and Gathering for Native Stone was a great success on many levels. My intrepid students pushed their boundaries in sourcing stone, cutting stone, and philosophizing about stone! We laughed; we cried; we built relationships. I send out a big thank you to the inaugural class of May 2013. I will never forget our time 'walking the line' and am heartened by your hammer-wielding confidence. Check out dates for the next workshop in August . There are still a few spots left. Come join me in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains and discover the secrets of Pennsylvania sandstone.

RSL

MAY 7, 2013

TEDx KENYON COLLEGE, Ohio
View my presentation on YouTube, The Marcellus Conversation: A Mole's Eye View, which was given at the TEDx Conference in Kenyon College on March 23, 2013.

MARCH 8, 2013

GEOLOGY IN ART: Blog discussing the relationship between geology and art, based on the belief that the cultural consciousness of Geologic Art can benefit either art or geology enthusiasts, as well as inspire the creativity of artists.

GEOLOGICAL MOSAICS
by Andrea "tracemaker" Baucon

JANUARY 19, 2013

[WYEP/NPR] THE ALLEGHENY FRONT - Environmental Radio
The Allegheny Front is an NPR affiliated radio program covering environmental issues in Western Pennsylvania.

Making Mosaics from the Marcellus and Other Rocks Under Our Feet
by Lauren Knapp

JANUARY 1, 2013

TEDx KENYON COLLEGE, Ohio
The Marcellus Conversation: A Mole’s Eye View [by Rachel Sager]
March 23rd, 2013, 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, 101-1/2 College Drive, Gambier, OH

This Spring, I will be giving a presentation at the TEDx Kenyon College Conference titled "The Marcellus Conversation: A Mole’s Eye View." This event is limited to 100 attendees. Anyone wishing to attend must register before the event. Online Registration will be available in early February.

For Event Schedule or additional information on TEDx, visit the Kenyon College website.