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Join in on one of our public weekend guided Neighborhood Walking Tours to find out more about murals in the neighborhood like this one, “Jonah and the Whale!” 

Our public tours run at NOON and 4:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Call (215) 733-0390 to make a reservation. (at Percy Street Barbecue)

Join in on one of our public weekend guided Neighborhood Walking Tours to find out more about murals in the neighborhood like this one, “Jonah and the Whale!”

Our public tours run at NOON and 4:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Call (215) 733-0390 to make a reservation. (at Percy Street Barbecue)

Don’t you love these pieces by Philly local @stitchprism? 

Through the entire month of April, our jewelry is 20% OFF! All of our earrings and necklaces incorporate handmade, nontraditional, or found materials! Come in to find yourself or a loved one the perfect one-of-a-kind accessory to add to a spring wardrobe! (at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

Don’t you love these pieces by Philly local @stitchprism?

Through the entire month of April, our jewelry is 20% OFF! All of our earrings and necklaces incorporate handmade, nontraditional, or found materials! Come in to find yourself or a loved one the perfect one-of-a-kind accessory to add to a spring wardrobe! (at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

We’re having a jewelry sale the entire month of April! Stop in store and get any of our jewelry pieces for 20% OFF! These adjustable rings by Christina Root make a perfect gift for your special someone.

Most of our pieces are handmade from repurposed materials by local artists. This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts.

 (at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

We’re having a jewelry sale the entire month of April! Stop in store and get any of our jewelry pieces for 20% OFF! These adjustable rings by Christina Root make a perfect gift for your special someone.

Most of our pieces are handmade from repurposed materials by local artists. This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts.

(at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

It’s still a little chilly, but we’re loving the sun ☀️☀️☀️ (at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

It’s still a little chilly, but we’re loving the sun ☀️☀️☀️ (at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

Isaiah is visiting in the garden! What a beautiful day!

Isaiah is visiting in the garden! What a beautiful day!

Happy Spring from Julia!

Happy Spring from Julia!

Ugh, it’s snowing again. That means a portion of the garden is covered in snow and is not accessible to the public.
Our indoor galleries featuring our exhibition “Shattering Expectations: Mosaic 2014” are still fully accessible, as well as our outdoor courtyard. We’re open until 5:00 PM. 

Ugh, it’s snowing again. That means a portion of the garden is covered in snow and is not accessible to the public.

Our indoor galleries featuring our exhibition “Shattering Expectations: Mosaic 2014” are still fully accessible, as well as our outdoor courtyard. We’re open until 5:00 PM. 

Isaiah & Julia celebrating Isaiah’s 75th!

Isaiah & Julia celebrating Isaiah’s 75th!

AN HOUR AND A HALF LEFT until we open our doors for our #firstfriday opening reception “Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014” 


The event is pay what you wish, light refreshments will be served, and all the artists will be present! (at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

AN HOUR AND A HALF LEFT until we open our doors for our #firstfriday opening reception “Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014”


The event is pay what you wish, light refreshments will be served, and all the artists will be present! (at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

TOMORROW is our FREE opening reception for “Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014” from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. 

This show gives a look at some of the region’s most accomplished mosaicists, offering groundbreaking approaches to mosaic. Works we’re eclectic by juror Nancie Mills Pipgras, an internationally-acclaimed mosaic publisher and author.
 (at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

TOMORROW is our FREE opening reception for “Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014” from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

This show gives a look at some of the region’s most accomplished mosaicists, offering groundbreaking approaches to mosaic. Works we’re eclectic by juror Nancie Mills Pipgras, an internationally-acclaimed mosaic publisher and author.
(at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

Though Carol Stirton-Broad has always been an artist, it took her a long time to become a full-time practicing professional. She has worked in photography labs, at a pottery supply, in a book store, and as a New York City police officer. She studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and graduated from Tyler School of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics. Later Stirton-Broad attended mosaic workshops and classes including several in Ravenna and at Orsoni in Venice, Italy. She has shown at the Snyderman-Works, Philadelphia Art Alliance, and The Clay Studio, at Arianna Gallery in Royal Oak, Michigan, and at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas, Texas. Her work has appeared in several publications and she has created large-scale tile and mosaic murals in public and institutional settings. Most importantly, she maintains a full schedule as a teaching artist.

Learn more about Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ exhibition Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014 at http://bit.ly/1ewzK46

Brooks Tower is an Oklahoma fine art mosaicist, well-known for his distinctive style, as well as his innovative techniques. His work in the field of opus sectile (the cutting of stone, glass, and porcelain first developed by the Romans) is considered by many to be groundbreaking. In 2007, his piece, Market Day II, was awarded Best of Show at the Society of American Mosaic Artists annual juried exhibition. His work Via was awarded a juror’s prize by Matteo Randi in the 2013 Mosaic Arts International. Other works have won Best 2-D and Equal Merit awards, and his work has been featured in both print and on-line publications. His architectural commissions include a series of seven panels for a columbarium for St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Oklahoma City. His work hangs in private collections throughout the U.S. and in Great Britain, Canada, and Australia. He began his first mosaic at the age of 45 and is completely self-taught.

Learn more about Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ exhibition Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014 at http://bit.ly/1ewzK46

Carol Talkov works primarily in stone, smalti glass, minerals, and gems. Her inspiration is typically drawn from nature or place. Talkov grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, and studied theatrical design at Boston’s Emerson College and Brandeis University. She relocated to New York City to work as a design professional, creating costumes for theater, dance, opera, and films. A successful business owner and custom interior fabricator, Talkov operated the well-regarded Carol Studios for twenty-seven years in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Her nuanced fabric and drapery sensibilities made her a sought-after design partner and consultant. Her work has been shown in House Beautiful, Southern Accents, and Architectural Digest, among others.

Learn more about Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ exhibition Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014 at http://bit.ly/1ewzK46

Karen Kettering Dimit co-founded the LIC Arts Open in New York City and is a member of the St. Botolph Club in Boston, the Society of American Mosaic Artists, and LIC Artists. Dimit has shown extensively throughout the U.S., most recently at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, InScape in Seattle, The Gallery at Penn College of Technology, the LIC Art Center Gallery, the Museum of Man in San Diego, and in the Idle Hands exhibition in New York City. Her Medusa won the Best in Show in the High Risk Gallery juried international mosaic show in Chicago; Miss Willendorf 2008 won First Place in the Pen and Brush 62nd Annual Sculpture Exhibition in New York City. Dimit lives in Manhattan and maintains a studio in Queens. She studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Compleat Sculptor in New York, and Orsoni Mosaics in Venice, Italy.

Learn more about Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ exhibition Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014 at http://bit.ly/1ewzK46

Rachel Sager, a Southwestern Pennsylvania native, works on the cutting edge of the contemporary mosaic fine art movement. Her work has been represented in cities throughout the U.S. and internationally and has been given multiple Best of Show awards in juried exhibitions. Her Marcellus Shale series stands as a true Pittsburgh success story and her work is collected with passion by private clients and corporations all over the world. Sager’s studies with Italian master mosaicists have shaped her mosaic philosophy, and she brings these classical techniques home to Pittsburgh, with its sandstone, limestone, slate, and coal seams.

Learn more about Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ exhibition Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014 at http://bit.ly/1ewzK46

Join in on one of our public weekend guided Neighborhood Walking Tours to find out more about murals in the neighborhood like this one, “Jonah and the Whale!” 

Our public tours run at NOON and 4:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Call (215) 733-0390 to make a reservation. (at Percy Street Barbecue)

Join in on one of our public weekend guided Neighborhood Walking Tours to find out more about murals in the neighborhood like this one, “Jonah and the Whale!”

Our public tours run at NOON and 4:00 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. Call (215) 733-0390 to make a reservation. (at Percy Street Barbecue)

Don’t you love these pieces by Philly local @stitchprism? 

Through the entire month of April, our jewelry is 20% OFF! All of our earrings and necklaces incorporate handmade, nontraditional, or found materials! Come in to find yourself or a loved one the perfect one-of-a-kind accessory to add to a spring wardrobe! (at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

Don’t you love these pieces by Philly local @stitchprism?

Through the entire month of April, our jewelry is 20% OFF! All of our earrings and necklaces incorporate handmade, nontraditional, or found materials! Come in to find yourself or a loved one the perfect one-of-a-kind accessory to add to a spring wardrobe! (at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

We’re having a jewelry sale the entire month of April! Stop in store and get any of our jewelry pieces for 20% OFF! These adjustable rings by Christina Root make a perfect gift for your special someone.

Most of our pieces are handmade from repurposed materials by local artists. This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts.

 (at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

We’re having a jewelry sale the entire month of April! Stop in store and get any of our jewelry pieces for 20% OFF! These adjustable rings by Christina Root make a perfect gift for your special someone.

Most of our pieces are handmade from repurposed materials by local artists. This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts.

(at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

It’s still a little chilly, but we’re loving the sun ☀️☀️☀️ (at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

It’s still a little chilly, but we’re loving the sun ☀️☀️☀️ (at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

Isaiah is visiting in the garden! What a beautiful day!

Isaiah is visiting in the garden! What a beautiful day!

Happy Spring from Julia!

Happy Spring from Julia!

Ugh, it’s snowing again. That means a portion of the garden is covered in snow and is not accessible to the public.
Our indoor galleries featuring our exhibition “Shattering Expectations: Mosaic 2014” are still fully accessible, as well as our outdoor courtyard. We’re open until 5:00 PM. 

Ugh, it’s snowing again. That means a portion of the garden is covered in snow and is not accessible to the public.

Our indoor galleries featuring our exhibition “Shattering Expectations: Mosaic 2014” are still fully accessible, as well as our outdoor courtyard. We’re open until 5:00 PM. 

Isaiah & Julia celebrating Isaiah’s 75th!

Isaiah & Julia celebrating Isaiah’s 75th!

AN HOUR AND A HALF LEFT until we open our doors for our #firstfriday opening reception “Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014” 


The event is pay what you wish, light refreshments will be served, and all the artists will be present! (at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

AN HOUR AND A HALF LEFT until we open our doors for our #firstfriday opening reception “Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014”


The event is pay what you wish, light refreshments will be served, and all the artists will be present! (at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

TOMORROW is our FREE opening reception for “Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014” from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. 

This show gives a look at some of the region’s most accomplished mosaicists, offering groundbreaking approaches to mosaic. Works we’re eclectic by juror Nancie Mills Pipgras, an internationally-acclaimed mosaic publisher and author.
 (at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

TOMORROW is our FREE opening reception for “Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014” from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

This show gives a look at some of the region’s most accomplished mosaicists, offering groundbreaking approaches to mosaic. Works we’re eclectic by juror Nancie Mills Pipgras, an internationally-acclaimed mosaic publisher and author.
(at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens)

Though Carol Stirton-Broad has always been an artist, it took her a long time to become a full-time practicing professional. She has worked in photography labs, at a pottery supply, in a book store, and as a New York City police officer. She studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and graduated from Tyler School of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics. Later Stirton-Broad attended mosaic workshops and classes including several in Ravenna and at Orsoni in Venice, Italy. She has shown at the Snyderman-Works, Philadelphia Art Alliance, and The Clay Studio, at Arianna Gallery in Royal Oak, Michigan, and at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas, Texas. Her work has appeared in several publications and she has created large-scale tile and mosaic murals in public and institutional settings. Most importantly, she maintains a full schedule as a teaching artist.

Learn more about Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ exhibition Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014 at http://bit.ly/1ewzK46

Brooks Tower is an Oklahoma fine art mosaicist, well-known for his distinctive style, as well as his innovative techniques. His work in the field of opus sectile (the cutting of stone, glass, and porcelain first developed by the Romans) is considered by many to be groundbreaking. In 2007, his piece, Market Day II, was awarded Best of Show at the Society of American Mosaic Artists annual juried exhibition. His work Via was awarded a juror’s prize by Matteo Randi in the 2013 Mosaic Arts International. Other works have won Best 2-D and Equal Merit awards, and his work has been featured in both print and on-line publications. His architectural commissions include a series of seven panels for a columbarium for St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Oklahoma City. His work hangs in private collections throughout the U.S. and in Great Britain, Canada, and Australia. He began his first mosaic at the age of 45 and is completely self-taught.

Learn more about Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ exhibition Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014 at http://bit.ly/1ewzK46

Carol Talkov works primarily in stone, smalti glass, minerals, and gems. Her inspiration is typically drawn from nature or place. Talkov grew up in Newton, Massachusetts, and studied theatrical design at Boston’s Emerson College and Brandeis University. She relocated to New York City to work as a design professional, creating costumes for theater, dance, opera, and films. A successful business owner and custom interior fabricator, Talkov operated the well-regarded Carol Studios for twenty-seven years in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Her nuanced fabric and drapery sensibilities made her a sought-after design partner and consultant. Her work has been shown in House Beautiful, Southern Accents, and Architectural Digest, among others.

Learn more about Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ exhibition Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014 at http://bit.ly/1ewzK46

Karen Kettering Dimit co-founded the LIC Arts Open in New York City and is a member of the St. Botolph Club in Boston, the Society of American Mosaic Artists, and LIC Artists. Dimit has shown extensively throughout the U.S., most recently at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, InScape in Seattle, The Gallery at Penn College of Technology, the LIC Art Center Gallery, the Museum of Man in San Diego, and in the Idle Hands exhibition in New York City. Her Medusa won the Best in Show in the High Risk Gallery juried international mosaic show in Chicago; Miss Willendorf 2008 won First Place in the Pen and Brush 62nd Annual Sculpture Exhibition in New York City. Dimit lives in Manhattan and maintains a studio in Queens. She studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Compleat Sculptor in New York, and Orsoni Mosaics in Venice, Italy.

Learn more about Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ exhibition Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014 at http://bit.ly/1ewzK46

Rachel Sager, a Southwestern Pennsylvania native, works on the cutting edge of the contemporary mosaic fine art movement. Her work has been represented in cities throughout the U.S. and internationally and has been given multiple Best of Show awards in juried exhibitions. Her Marcellus Shale series stands as a true Pittsburgh success story and her work is collected with passion by private clients and corporations all over the world. Sager’s studies with Italian master mosaicists have shaped her mosaic philosophy, and she brings these classical techniques home to Pittsburgh, with its sandstone, limestone, slate, and coal seams.

Learn more about Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ exhibition Shattering Expectations: MOSAIC 2014 at http://bit.ly/1ewzK46

About:

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG) is a mosaicked visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center that preserves, interprets, and provides access to Isaiah Zagar's unique mosaic art environment and his public murals.

www.phillymagicgardens.org