It's almost time for the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show and you can be a part of a community art project with the launch of Tile for a ticket Thursday. Kathleen Rough, artist and Art educator and her husband Kenny Rough of Roux Art are making the project happen.
For the launch of "Tile For a Ticket Thursday" Guests can bring in leftover ceramic tile from a home project, pieces of broken china or old flower pots to the show, and donate them toward a public art project "Let's Tile the Town" community project spearheaded by Roux Art.
Guests can also collaborate on the project with hands-on demos, and watch it transform over the four-day show. Any guest donating tile or china for the project will get an exclusive BOGO deal- buy one, get one free ticket to the show.
"Everyone has tile left around from a kitchen re-do or whatever," Rough says. "And if you bring in tile then you get two tickets for the price of one on Thursday."
The tile will become a part of a mosaic of the Jacksonville skyline that will be displayed in a Jacksonville public library.
Kate Rough is a professional artist and currently the Art Resource teacher at West Riverside Elementary School. She has been an artist in Jacksonville for over thirty years. Earning a degree in Graphic Design from University of Florida, she married, settled here and raised her family.
Kate has always produced and explored varied artistic interests including fabric arts, stage backdrops, wall murals, weaving, floor cloths, historic home portraits, mixed media paintings, and tile mosaics. To her, each has its unique language. While volunteering at her children's school, Kate was asked to become an Art teacher. She accepted that offer enthusiastically, in an adjunct position for several years.