About Musaic™ Art Company
The Musaic™ Art Company, LLC (Musaic), based in Nashville, TN, was formalized in 2016 with a vision to create transcendent, expressive, one-of-a-kind works of fine art inspired by popular songs. Each original piece of fine art is created by assembling smaller painted images into a mosaic representative of song lyrics.
Musaic founder and business architect, John McConnell, was inspired to create Musaic in the early hours before dawn while working and listening to music in the background. The country song In Color was playing quietly and upon hearing the lyrics was moved by family memories like never before. Inspired by the Spirit, the business model and foundation for Musaic was established to create fine art based on popular songs.
Meet John McConnell
John McConnell was born into a military family in Enterprise, Alabama. This is where the foundation for life was taught, learned, and established. John’s entrepreneurial spirit began at an early age and he established a successful lawn care service while in high school until his departure for college at Auburn University, where he received degrees in marketing and building science.
While attending college, John co-funded his education by working the early A.M. pre-load shift at United Parcel Service (UPS). Upon completion of college, John took a full-time job driving for UPS, where he met his first business partner. John eventually left UPS to be a co-founder of an Internet Service Provider (ISP) business based in Auburn, AL, in the early days of the internet.
Upon a successful exit of the ISP business to ITC^Deltacom, a regional telecommunications business, John founded Applied Technology Partners, a distance learning software company located in Birmingham, AL, and shortly after creation had a successful exit in a “roll up” strategy by Virtual Learning Technologies to Houghton Mifflin, a global supplier of educational products and services.
John’s next venture, Digital Safety Technologies, included relocation to Nashville, TN, where he co-founded the digital in-car video manufacturing business.
It has been during his tenure in Nashville that he was exposed to the music industry and grew in his knowledge and love of the business.
The Musaic master of fine art, Jorge Yances, creates paintings with a rhythmic quality that capture the essence of a song and resonates with the aesthetic sensibilities of the viewer. Each viewer is invited to interpret the “art story” and explore a world of possibilities.
Meet Jorge A. Yances
Award-winning artist Jorge A. Yances was born in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, and educated in the United States. He was labeled a creative prodigy by art aficionados at a very early age. During his teenage years he fine-tuned his creative expression using a variety of techniques and finishes.
Yances studied under several well-known Nashville artists during the early years of his career. During that time he expanded his artistic repertoire to include woodcarving and Plexiglas® etchings.
In 1974, Yances was given the medal of bronze by the Grumbacher Company, and around the same time he became the artist in residence at the Cruciana and Rosler Gallery in Orlando, Florida. Since then, Yances’ work has been on display and in demand throughout the United States, South America, and Asia.
Yances has the unique ability to blend physical reality with what some people call fantasy, and the result is a vision of worlds that runs parallel to this one. These worlds meet in different settings in his meticulous work.
The marriage of mind over matter gives the viewer the opportunity to sense and feel more than one reality as they intermingle and come to life on the canvas. That ability has earned Yances a premier position in the Magical Realism Movement. Jorge has the uncanny ability to immerse objective thought into his unique subjective world. In that world the walls of one reality blend into the framework of other universes.