Our hearts are sadden by the news of the death of our friend Stewart Birbrower who died this past June 14 at the age of 78. We had the pleasure of interviewing Stewart and meeting his wife Sylvia back in 2010 during the first year the WAV opened. Please enjoy the article about Stewart and the early days on how he started in advertising on wall street. It is really a good story.
It's time to cancel your flights and reservations, no longer will you need to travel thousands of miles to the ruins of Byzantium in Ravenna, Italy--now you can view the ancient art of Mosaics right here in the 805. Ravenna, a small city on the coast of Northern Italy, holds some of the world's finest preserved examples of the most intricate and difficult type of mosaics, which is aptly named the Ravenna Method. Larissa Strauss, an artist that is currently living and working at the WAV (Working Artists Ventura) project has made use of the Ravenna Method due to inspiration from a Scottish artist she met in Ravenna. He taught her this technique, and although difficult and very time consuming, she decided to use it for the purpose of a more painterly result for her pieces.