The Ruins Project, Rachel Sager


Unearthing Optimism with a Hammer, a Pen and a Shovel: Building Life from The Ruins The Forager Mosaicist, Rachel Sager Mosaics


Saturday, September 30, 2023
9:40 AM
- 10:30 AM
Hyatt Regency Buffalo


Since 2015, when she bought a coal mine accidentally, Rachel Sager has been carefully constructing a mosaic world from the ruins of industrial revolution history in her native Fayette County, Pennsylvania. With the help of over 250 contemporary mosaic artists from around the world, The Ruins Project has become a sacred place for learning, inspiration, and hope for thousands of visitors each year. Its giant cement canvas stands as a living composition that marks the past through storytelling and dreams of the future through new mosaic installations every season.

Rachel will share her blueprint for becoming a risk taker, how The Ruins has circumvented the museum experience, and her plans for its future. 


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