Deerfield Beach, Florida – MAPEI is continuing its support of the Society of American Mosaic Artists through a gallery of work displayed in the MAPEI booth at The International Surfaces Event (TISE), being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 21-23. The gallery consists of the work of 20 SAMA members. Each artist used a 12″ x 12″ (30 x 30 cm) base to give their mosaic interpretation of the World of MAPEI in stone, tile, glass and other elements.
“The SAMA artists did a truly beautiful job on these art-gallery-quality pieces for us,” said Steven Day, MAPEI Americas’ Operational Marketing Manager. “Each artist used various MAPEI mortars to set the elements of their artwork, and all of them used our new MAPEI Flexcolor CQ ready-to-use grout to fill the spaces between the elements.”
“We are thrilled with the work of our member artists, who fearlessly took on the challenge of interpreting the World of MAPEI theme in a small scale,” said Dawnmarie Zimmerman, Executive Director of SAMA. “The result is a large statement regarding the vast potential of mosaic, not only as a design element in an architectural setting, but also as fine art.”
“We are impressed with the interpretations and the finished pieces presented to us by these mosaic artists and are proud to exhibit their work along with the latest MAPEI system solutions being featured at Surfaces this year,” Day said. “After the exhibit is over, these striking creations will be on view in our corporate offices in the Americas and in Italy.”
Established in 1937, MAPEI Group is a privately owned global corporation headquartered in Milan, Italy, with 70 subsidiaries including 64 plants in 31 countries. The company specializes in manufacturing chemical products for building, including waterproofing products, special mortars and admixtures for concrete, products for the restoration of ancient buildings, and special decorative and protective coatings for walls. In addition, MAPEI is today the world leader in the manufacturing of mortars, grouts, adhesives and complementary products for the installation of all types of floor and wall coverings.
The Americas are home to 25 MAPEI Group manufacturing and distribution facilities, plus the headquarters locations for MAPEI Corporation and Polyglass USA in Deerfield Beach, Florida. MAPEI is an environmentally conscious manufacturer – the company has been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2001 and a member of the Canadian Green Building Council since 2008. MAPEI Americas is a registered provider to the AIA/CES program and also offers training related to ceramic and stone tile, floor coverings and concrete repair through the MAPEI Technical Institute. The majority of MAPEI Americas facilities are certified to the ISO 9001 Standard for Quality Management Systems. Visit www.mapei.com for technical data or call 1-800-42-MAPEI (1-800-426-2734) for the nearest location.
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