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Name: Trish Metzner, mosaic muralist/tile makerWhere? East Falls, Philadelphia, PA How long? Back and forth between East Falls & Mexico since 2015 (purchased her home here last year) Favorite thing about your house? I love its history of merchant and artist occupants. As part of the initial commercial corridor established here, I have seen old photos that show my block as a bustling marketplace. It’s nostalgic. What do you like most about your job? My work has the potential to transform spaces and include people. Communities are living mosaics. I like collaborating and building creative teams. Where’s your happy place? One place I always feel peaceful is the Waterworks and surrounding gardens behind the Art Museum. What do you do for fun? I’ve been organizing arts based tours and events. I’m planning a tour to Mexico this summer that involves making murals and cultural exchanges.How do you prefer to around the Falls? I always take the scenic route.
Secret talent? I whistle like a bird.

What does your photo say about you? I’d like people to become curious about the work I do and consider getting involved whether it’s taking a workshop, participating in a community project, or learning more about how to support local revitalization initiatives through arts programs. Motto or favorite quote? Hitch your wagon to a star. Anything else? In partnership with a local organization, I will be hosting a fundraiser this spring that supports arts and beautification initiatives. More info soon. Find me at the EF farmers market or on Facebook.


2018 Coverings Award

The Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the design and installation of tile and stone in both residential and commercial projects.

An esteemed panel of notable editors and leading designers evaluated submissions based on execution, original usage, and overall design and purpose, and gave special recognition to those projects exemplifying spectacular tile and stone applications. Congratulations to the 2018 CID Award Winners!


Award: 2018 Coverings Installation and a Design Awards

Lebus Restaurant Facade Project

Beginnings in Zacatlan, Mexico:

On Bonding Community