Reception For The Mosaic Project Artist Daud Akhriev Is Tuesday At Baylor

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Baylor Fine Arts Department and the Baylor Backers will host a reception honoring guest artist Daud Akhriev and the Baylor School Mosaic Project on Tuesday, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Ireland Studio Lobby.

Daud Akhriev became a resident of the United States in 1991.  Mr. Akhriev has traveled extensively throughout Russia, Switzerland, Italy, France, and the United States. He has exhibited his work in Russia, Switzerland, London,Norway, Colorado, New York and Tennessee.

In June 2012, Mr. Akhriev taught nine students on the Liz Aplin trip how to create a mosaic mural. The students finished a 20-foot mosaic in two days as a community service project. Excited by the work and the students Mr. Akhriev pro-posed to create a mosaic depicting the “Nine Muses” as a permanent piece of art for Baylor. The project, which is now installed in the stairwell of the Ireland Studio Arts Building, has involved Baylor students, alumni, and faculty.

Mr. Akhriev is known internationally and locally for his art work and public art projects. He has developed an affection for Baylor and their students in his role as teacher for the Liz Aplin Trip and as a mentor to many of the students who have gone on to become professional artists.

The Baylor School Mosaic Project is made possible by support of the Baylor Backers.

See more on Mr. Akhriev and his current exhibit at the Hanover Gallery.


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