Award-winning "storyteller through ceramics" Joan Gardiner has been commissioned to create "Journeys to Sterling," a 10' x 10' art-tile project at the new Sterling Library. The project will represent the community through tiles inspired by photos of actual residents, and through colorful depictions of the travels many have made to arrive in the Sterling area.

Ceramic artist Joan GardinerCeramic artist Joan Gardiner

Joan has created several beautiful installations in Loudoun's libraries and cultural spaces. Her tile murals are destinations in themselves, and have attracted national attention. From at Tile "tree at Franklin Park Arts Center to an exploration of local history at Purcellville Library, to a fabulous resprentation of textiles at Rust Library, her creations inspire and delight visitors.

Test Tiles for the Sterling LibraryTest Tiles for the Sterling Library
This new project cannot happen without community funding and support! Please watch our video for a glimpse of Joan's vision, and see examples of her signature work at Loudoun County Public Library.  The Loudoun Arts Council is pleased to help sponsor a campaign to help finance the installation. Donate Now!

Tile Mural at Rust LibraryTile Mural at Rust Library
We are offering four unique levels of giving incentives for this important project. Top-level donors will be acknowledged on the project itself.