The FAR Center for Contemporary Art in Bloomington, Indiana hosted a Youth Art Month collaborative exhibit entitled “Beginner’s Mind” (March 5-12) that featured SAMA member’s Christopher Warren Elam’s mosaic ‘translations’ of his son Felix’s drawings as well as a host of ceramic works and hanging art by young artists in the community. It was co-curated by Elam and Christie Cooper, a ceramicist/youth art educator. The event culminated in mosaic and clay workshop offerings free to area youth. The interview features Elam’s work and process as well as a word to the impulse behind the exhibition. See more of Christopher and Felix’s work here.
Meet Christopher in this installment of FAR Community Creators, and learn more about his process and dive into the beautiful, intricate and meditative world of mosaic art.