CMS & Community Press

Press related to The Chicago Mosaic School and our staff and faculty.


Chicago Sun Times “Trailblazing designer Thomas Miller points to history with DuSable Museum mosaics”

Xinhua News “Chicago Mosaic School teaches mosaic art and design in U.S.”


Chicago Sun Times “Chicago Murals, Mosaics: Making Mosaics ‘goes a lot deeper than breaking glass and putting it together'”

Periódico Oriental “Collect the broken pieces and make mosaics in Humacao”, February 2019 (Translation Available on Website)


Chicago Magazine “Chicago Has America’s Only Mosaic School — and It Just Got Bigger”, August 2018

WTTW Chicago 11 News “Chicago Mosaic School Pieces Together New Home in Edgewater”, July 2018


Seriously Badass Women “Karen Ami”, December, 2017

School of the Art Institute of Chicago “Art Everywhere”, August, 2017

School of the Art Institute of Chicago “SAIC Slated to Contribute to the ‘Year of Public Art'”, July 2017

DNAinfo Chicago “Public Art Coming to ‘Every Nook and Cranny’ in Chicago, Mayor Says” 6/23/17

Voyage Chicago “Meet Karen Ami of the Chicago Mosaic School in Edgewater”, 6/20/17

NU Medill Reports “Chicago Mosaic School Pieces Together Art and Students”, 5/11/17

Groutline Magazine “An Innovative Collaboration: Savage Curiosities; Karen Ami and Pamela Irving”, Winter 2017

Mosaïque Magazine “Savage Curiosities: A Collaboration Across Two Continents”, January 2017


DNAinfo Chicago “Chicago Mosaic School Moving from Ravenswood to Edgewater”, 8/12/16 “Residents at Plymouth Place in La Grange Park Create Mosaic Art Mural”, 6/22/16

CTDA’s Tiledealer Blog “Coverings Welcomes Chicago-Area Partners to Expand Creative Program”, 3/4/16

Kitchen & Bath Business “Coverings Expands Creative Programs with New Partners”, 2/22/16


Mosaïque Magazine “Karen Ami: Le Processus de la Passion”, July 2015 (English version)

Mosaïque Magazine “Verdiano Marzi à Chicago: ‘Dal Sogno all’Opus Veritas'”, July 2015 (English version)

Grout Magazine “The President’s Pick… Karen Ami”, Summer 2015

Knight Foundation “Mosaic and Tile Work at the Clay Studio Sees the Forest for the Trees”, 3/24/15

CBS News Chicago “Made in Chicago: The Chicago Mosaic School”, 2/2/15


EIN Presswire “American Artist Honored as the First Place Winner at World’s Prestige Mosaic Arts Exhibition The Prix Picassiette”, 12/1/14

ABC News Houston “Mosaic School Preserving Ancient Art”, 1/25/14


DNAinfo Chicago “Deeply-Rooted Tree Mosaic Honors 47th Ward’s Seniors”, 10/19/12

Center Square Journal “Chicago School Teachers Mosaic as Art, Not Craft”, 8/11/12


Blog Talk Radio “The Mosaic of Art- Episode 8”, 2/14/10 

Groutline Magazine “A School Like No Other”, Winter 2010

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