Entries by Adam Russo

More Art Upstairs

In our latest Mosaic Community event, we teamed with ArtPrize and Celebration Cinema on November 30 to host more than 500 Grand Rapids Public Schools students for ArtPrize OnScreen, a two-hour session that included the screening of the documentary “More Art Upstairs” and a talk back with director Jody Hassett Sanchez and ArtPrize exhibitions director […]

Mosaic Film Experience YouTube Project

You watch YouTube, right? Have you ever thought about creating your own content and sharing your unique story? The popularity of young, independent content creators is changing our world. Whether it’s your school, your friends or family, fashion, gaming, sports, music, or social issues, we know you have things you’re passionate about. The Mosaic Film […]

RECAP: 2017 Mosaic Film Experience Event

The Mosaic Film Experience uses the platform of digital media to provide students with an opportunity to tell their unique stories and equip them with the critical thinking, collaborative, and creative skills necessary for career preparedness. One way we achieve this is through our annual Mosaic Event, an annual, interactive experience that provides youth with […]

What Makes an Icon?

On Thursday, November 9, the Mosaic Film Experience hosted an event centered on one question: What makes an icon? The event was held at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and was tied into the museum’s recently-opened Andy Warhol exhibit. If Warhol, for example, is considered iconic, then what or who else is? The evening began […]

Film, Fashion, and Art

On Wednesday, November 8, at GVSU’s Loosemore auditorium in Grand Rapids, Michigan, The Mosaic Film Experience hosted an evening of film screenings and a panel discussion about film, fashion, and art. The night began with a screening of the college finalists from the 2017 Mosaic Mobile competition, a short film competition where high school and […]

Mosaic Film Experience 2017

Students and teachers who attend the Mosaic Film Experience can expect a day filled with career exploration, interactive workshops, and film screenings to encourage a more informed and active approach to consuming and producing media content. 2017 Keynote Speakers Phillip Boutte Jr. Phillip is a Concept Costume Designer based out of Los Angeles, California. He […]

We Are The Stories We Tell Ourselves

The Mosaic Film Experience partnered with ArtPrize to emphasize the power of storytelling.   On September 21, more than 150 high school students descended upon the ArtPrize STEAM Village for a Mosaic panel discussion: “We Are The Stories We Tell Ourselves.” The ArtPrize STEAM Village provides students with the opportunity to explore experiential learning stations that […]

Growing Stories in our Community: Unity in Diversity

On September 10, The Mosaic Film Experience team had the opportunity to partner with Living Arts to host a workshop for students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Living Arts is an interdisciplinary residential community in Bursley Hall on the universities’ North Campus that brings together 80 undergraduates in the arts, architecture, engineering and other […]

Mobile film contest provides high school and college students with creative platform, essential skill development

The Mosaic Film Experience (MFE) today announced the kick-off to its third annual Mosaic Mobile film contest, a short-film competition for West Michigan high school and college students.  All Mosaic Mobile films must be entirely shot and edited on mobile devices (i.e., mobile phone or tablet).  Entries can be submitted via the MFE website until […]