Wednesday, August 8, 2012

AFH and Artaic: Perfect Pieces of a New Partnership

Artaic's Robot "Arty" workin' hard!

There was a hush in the Lewis Gallery of the EpiCenter a couple weeks ago, as AFHers from all departments watched and listened to a presentation by Paul Reiss, Cofounder and Creative Director of Artaic Innovative Mosaic, an exciting and innovative company that designs the programs and robotics to create modern mosaics out of virtually any artistic image!  Artaic has married design software with robotics to make the mosaic medium more accessible and efficient and has been creating custom mosaic pieces since 2007.

Artaic Co-Founder and Creative Director Paul Reiss explains how Mosaic-making robots work!

Reiss's presentation was the first step in a wonderful new partnership for AFH and his team at Artaic. Our mentors and teen artists will be learning to use their unique software and mosaic-assembling robots!  After winning an impressive “Start” Grant from Mass Ventures, Artaic has chosen to use some of the grant funding to partner with AFH teen-artists to design, produce, and install new mosaics.
Checking out the tiles used to create the mosaics. 

Everyone at AFH is thrilled about this new, ground-breaking collaboration with one of Boston’s top innovators!

Check back here and on our facebook as we start working with Artaic to create mosaics for installations all around Boston!

Got Instagram? We’ll be updating ours with pics of projects like this —from design to finished product! Check us out on your instagram feed @afhboston!

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