Natalie Macellaio and Kathleen Janvier have put together a beautiful exhibition of works by Texas Metalsmiths. I count myself quite lucky to be among them and am looking forward to the reception on Friday, September 14th from 6-8. Hope to see you there!
I was very pleased to be invited to participate in an exhibit as part of a representational group of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts faculty. Makers from a variety of media who have taught workshops at the venerable craft school have work on display until May 21 at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, North Carolina. This is also the home of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Its an educational and retail center set amidst one of the most scenic drives in the southeast so I feel quite privileged to be included. Although I will not be able to see the installation in person, Kelly Hider, of the Arrowmont Gallery and this show's mastermind, was kind enough to send images. There was even a nice write-up in the Mountain Press.
Erin Anfinson, Christina Boy, Béatrice Coron, Heather Mae Erickson, Kenyon Hanson, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Bryant Holsenbeck, Mi Sook Hur, Kristin LeVier, Ana Lopez, Harvey Meyer, Angela Piehl, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Jen Swearington, Kimberly Winkle.
From July 1-31 I will be represented by four works in the Meadows Gallery in the Art Center of Corpus Christi. The exhibition, "Celebrating Women in Art Education," includes works by female university faculty from eleven Texas institutions. I am flattered to have been chose to represent UNT alongside ceramist Valerie Banes.
I was fortunate to receive an invitation to participate in the exhibition "Considering the Kylix: Contemporary Interpretations of a Classical Form." The exhibition is curated by Maleyne Syracuse at Peter's Valley School of Craft. Scan the QR code above or click the image to visit a page with more information about the exhibition and the piece including videos of the design and creation processes.
April 12-May 18, 2014
Curator's Talk at 5:30pm
Three of my works will be included in this group exhibition. It is an "investigation into the work of metal artists / jewelers using organic form and natural based imagery in the development of their work." Curated by John Ready, director of the University Art Gallery at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, the exhibition opens on Friday September 20th from 4-6pm and continues through the 12th of October.
Yuyen Chang, Madison, WI
Sharon Church, Philadelphia, PA
Daniel DiCaprio, Richmond, VA
Catherine Grisez, Seattle, WA
David Huang, Denver, CO
Evan Larson, Detroit, MI
Ana Lopez, Fort Worth, TX
Dumbarton House in Washington, DC, is commissioning works from a handful of jewelers and metalsmiths, to have been inspired by something in their collection. The project was envisioned by Scott Scholz, the Deputy Director & Curator. The pieces will be exhibited along with their inspirational counterparts this fall at the historical house and then auctioned as a fundraiser.
I was honored to have been invited to contribute to the project. It is a great opportunity to try something new and stretch out a bit. After the significant struggle of choosing an inspirational piece from the large decorative arts collection, I settled on a linen and Point de Gaze needle lace handkerchief from the first half of the nineteenth century. The drawing above is of the necklace that I have proposed to make. It combines various decorative elements from the handkerchief and will also be featuring a white-on-white palette of fine silver and mother-of-pearl. I have never used mother-of-pearl and can see a lot of riveting in my future! I purchased several “large” sheets (1.2 x 2”) from a custom luthier supplier. Luthiers, pronounced ˈlo͞otēərs, I learned, are makers of any form of stringed instruments. The finished piece will also incorporate the techniques of piercing, hydraulic die forming and chasing and repoussé.