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Stunning Tilework Masterfully Adds to ATHS’ Attractive Entranceway


Southern exposure: The artist stands over a striking addition to the ATHS.
Southern exposure: The artist stands over a striking addition to the ATHS.
Stabley's original sketch lies atop plastic containers of mosaic tile.
Stabley’s original sketch lies atop plastic containers of mosaic tile.
The mosaic’s angles mimic the atrium’s skylight.
The mosaic’s angles mimic the atrium’s skylight.
Stabley works on taping prior to grouting the piece.
Stabley works on taping prior to grouting the piece.
Thousands of artistic pieces, set to inspire
Thousands of artistic pieces, set to inspire

Penn College’s main campus is home to yet another magnificent mosaic, designed and crafted by David A. Stabley, instructor of ceramics and wood sculpture. On Friday, Stabley put the finishing touches on the piece, gracing the atrium of the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center. The atrium’s walls recently received a fresh coat of green paint, and the mosaic’s green and brown hues complement the surroundings. The artwork took Stabley less than two weeks to install. He was assisted by Roza Breneisen. Stabley hopes to add mosaic enhancements to the atrium’s second-floor walkway “walls” that bookend the current piece. A number of other Stabley-created mosaic installations can be found around campus, including the Capitol Eatery, and on the walls of the Hager Lifelong Education Center and the Physician Assistant Center.

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