Bette Ann organizes community ceramic shard mosaic workshops and installations. Over the past 12 years, she has worked with groups to create numerous projects, which are permanently located in hospitals, schools and libraries. Bette Ann is passionate about fostering the creative experience as a vehicle toward community connectivity and feels that installation art is essential to well-being.
Libby's images have been inspired by her teaching in Samoa and travels in Europe, Asia, India and the mid-east. Over the past 35 years, she has received numerous awards for her work, which has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the US.
Bette Ann founded the sculptors collective, Studios Without Walls, which has received 13 consecutive MCC/BAC grants for environmental installations in Brookline, MA.
Bette Ann was awarded an MCC grant for the Brookline Town-wide Mosaic, which was permanently installed in the Coolidge Corner Library, Brookline, MA. Working with her students at Yestermorrow Build/Design School, she created a 32 x 8 wall on its campus in Warren, VT. Working with 50 teens from the Boston/Haifa (Israel) Connection, she created Peace/Shalom Mosaic for Temple Beth Avodah, Newton, MA. She created a community mosaic Tree of Knowledge for the Jamaica Plain Sedgwick Branch Library, through a grant from the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library. She created The Great Wave mosaic installation for the James Otis School in East Boston, funded through Harbor Arts and the East Boston Arts Foundation.