MARION -- Visiting artist, Safaa Abd El Salam, an award-winning internationally known Egyptian artist who specializes in mosaics and fresco painting, will be working at Mandala Gardens (1704 N. State St.) in Marion this weekend.
Safaa has had work exhibited around the world, including Egypt, England, Vietnam, and the United States.
She has designed and created a mosaic for Mandala Gardens that she has been working on for nearly two years.
This weekend, she will install her mosaic where it will be permanently on display.
The public can witness the art installation in process today (Friday).
And then on Saturday, Safaa is offering a mosaic workshop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The art opening and presentation will take place with a reception beginning at 5:30 and presentation beginning at 6:30.
The artist will offer a documentation of the process from conception to installation and a demonstration of the mosaic application.
Next Tuesday at 7 p.m., she will present a slideshow of her collection of artworks at Carbondale ArtSpace 304.