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Artist seeks others to help spread the ‘Madonna’ message

Artist seeks others to help spread the ‘Madonna’ message

Ernesto Lopez

August 3, 2013

The environmental message of the Surfing Madonna mosaic – “Save the Ocean” – is set to reach far more people up and down the coast of California. Within the next few months, a handful of artists from different cities and a variety of genres will receive an invitation by Mark Patterson, the ...

‘Madonna’ fans fete permanent home

‘Madonna’ fans fete permanent home

Ernesto Lopez

December 14, 2012

The Surfing Madonna mosaic got a lot of attention on 12/12/12 as nearly 100 locals gathered at Café Ipe on North Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia to celebrate its newly announced permanent home and try some beer inspired by the artwork. Some local Catholics joined in celebration of the Day of the Virge...

Surfing Madonna returns

Surfing Madonna returns

Ernesto Lopez

June 29, 2012

After spending a year refurbishing and searching for a new home for his Surfing Madonna, artist Mark Patterson quietly installed the mosaic on June 25 in Leucadia between Café Ipe and Surfy Surfy. “I feel like I’ve been running a marathon,” Patterson told the North Coast Current. “It’s been a...

Surfing Madonna on display

North Coast Current

June 26, 2012

The popular and controversial Surfing Madonna mosaic has reappeared in Leucadia. Mosaic supporter Scott Chatfield, who designed a website profiling the art piece, announced June 25 on Facebook that the Surfing Madonna is now on display between Cafe Ipe and Surfy Surfy. The mosaic, created by Mark P...

Surfing Madonna finds home on Web

Surfing Madonna finds home on Web

Ernesto Lopez

April 7, 2012

After many legal battles, the Surfing Madonna mosaic is still homeless. But despite the challenges and defeats, its supporters and creator, Mark Patterson, remain hopeful that it will soon find a home. In the meantime, they continue to raise awareness and funds to cover the costs for its future ins...

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