Trish Metzner is a Tile Artist and Arts Program Developer from Philadelphia, PA. She creates all types of mosaic art from backsplashes to murals. After years working with arts organizations such as Philadelphia's Magic Gardens and The Village of Arts and Humanities, she developed personal methods informed by the legacy of past pioneers in the fields of mosaic, public art and arts education. Her work posits the artist as a bridgebuilder and catalyst for community improvment. Her entrepreneurial vision for community development and her leadership style is informed by larger concepts of creative placemaking. Her methods access a deeper awareness of the interconnectivity of all things, that includes our power to shape the places we live.
Trish recently directed a three year mural project in rural Mexico, "The Great Wall of Zacatlan," where she taught mosaic to local volunteers and designed a multi-year plan of action for developing creative industry in the small agricultural town. From 2014-17 her apprentices became a highly skilled team who are continuing to improve the artistic landscape of their town. She currently hosts traveling mosaic workshops within the US and Mexico.
Contact Trish: Metzner22@gmail.com