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Toledo Artist Featured in Mosaic Art Auction to Benefit “Doctors Without Borders”

The creative talents of local artist Berta Sergeant of SolaLuna Studios from Toledo, Oregon joins an international group of mosaic artists whose works will be available for bid in the September ‘Beyond Borders: mosaic auction’ benefit for Doctors Without Borders at the online auction website: http://www.BiddingForGood.com/DWB-MSF.

Known in the U.S. as Doctors Without Borders (DWB) and worldwide as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization that provides aid in nearly 70 countries to people whose survival is threatened, providing medical aid to those most in need.

Mosaic is an ancient art form that involves laying out individual pieces, such as glass, stone and pebbles, as well as more contemporary materials like mirror, crockery and fused glass into an image or pattern, ranging from abstract to representational. Used for centuries as floor and wall ornamentation and for iconic symbols in many religions, mosaic has seen a resurgence beginning in the last century, continuing with architectural designs and gaining acceptance in the world of Fine Art.

Berta Sergeant recently received a grant and completed an intensive workshop with Italian Mosaic Maestro, Giulio Menossi, covering the ancient Venetian method. She now adds fine traditional mosaic art to her already accomplished contemporary works. Berta’s mosaic art is shown and sold at SolaLuna Studios, 147 N. Main St., Toledo, OR.

This auction collection of 133 mosaic artworks from artists representing 14 countries is an example of the diverse creativity in this again-burgeoning art form. Some artists use classic materials that date back to the origins of mosaic, while others take full advantage of the limitless tesserae choices available today.

‘Beyond Borders: mosaic auction’ will open online, Saturday, September 1, at 9am EDT and will close Friday, September 21, at 9pm EDT at www.BiddingForGood.com/DWB-MSF.

All artwork will be on display in a live preview exhibit July 2 through August 30 at the Nancy A Fox Art Gallery, located in the Providence Center for the Healing Arts, 47601 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI, and September 5 through 22 at the Northville Art House, 215 W. Cady, Northville MI.

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