Public Mosaics by Carole Choucair Oueijan seen at City of Temecula Civic Center, Temecula - The Emigrant Trail
Public Mosaics by Carole Choucair Oueijan seen at City of Temecula Civic Center, Temecula - The Emigrant Trail
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This mural is about the history of Temecula and the significance of the Emigrant Trail in the City's growth from 1847 to 1858. The City was looking for art that was forever and touchable. Mosaic was clearly the answer.

Carole Choucair Oueijan idea was to create a mosaic that would look like an old painting of a historic scene with a bas-relief frame. The frame includes images from before, during, and after this time period, and that are made out of 24 karat gold tiles in remembrance of the Gold Rush Era.

Meet the Creator

Carole Choucair Oueijan

Hacienda Heights, CA

Inspired by the beauty of modern art, Carole Choucair Oueijan, born in 1966 in Beirut, Lebanon, faithfully reflected her Lebanese-Greek heritage in her art. Her journey into the world of impressionism began as ingenuous sketches at a very tender age and was further sculpted through academic education and training at YWCA College-Beirut, Lebanon, where she studied Interior Design for a period of three years, after which she graduated with high distinction. After her graduation, however, Carole discovered her real passion for painting, so she attended the Institut Nationale des Beaux Arts-The Lebanese University, and completed her Bachelor of Art Degree.
Her oil paintings speak loudly of the rural and suburban symbols of her homeland and are a collection of portraits, settings, architectural contours, and nautical panoramas, all unique in their harmony of color and degree of serenity and sublimity, all the reason why she was invited to exhibit her work in several art exhibitions and galleries in Lebanon, where she received positive reviews and commendation from art critics and from admirers of her art.
Carole’s portrayal of the Mediterranean life carried her to Greece in 1989, where her family roots extend. There, she grew fond of the almost extinct art of Mosaics. In Greece Carole learned the essential skills of classical mosaic art at the hands of Greek clergymen devoted to preserve the art of creating religious icons. However, Carole took this exceptional art into a different terrain when she moved to California in 1990. There, Carole was awarded a prize from the National Institute of Watercolor in 1992. By tallying her artistic creativity and her impressionistic oil painting techniques, she began crafting exceptional mosaics art pieces with three dimensional effects, using stones such as marble-smalti combination, which brought her mosaic art pieces closer to the modern age and added a layer of innovation and captivating charm to her art pieces.

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