Each year, the Delaware County Symphony features the work of a local artist on the cover of our annual brochure. For the 2015-2016 concert season, we have selected Dualing Violins by Sharon Ritz. This art was created in 2007 for the New Haven Symphony Orchestra's "The Art Violin Project". It was auctioned to benefit the Symphony. The mosaic represents the dual personality of a violin - both classic and playful. It includes actual components from an instrument: a bridge, pegs, and tailpiece. .
Sharon Ritz has played the string bass in community orchestra for 35 years. She fell in love with glass mosaic art as another way to express herself. She lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Her works have been shown in many regional venues including the Old City Jewish Art Center (Philadelphia), Markeim Art Center (Haddonfield), and the Art Gallery in the Philadelphia City Hall. She is a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, and a board member of the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia. You can learn more about Sharon Ritz and her work by visiting www.SharpartsMosaics.com.