Well, it certainly has been an exciting day and a half already with so many interesting presentations it is hard to keep track of. Just too bad that I have some kind of stomach bug that has made me sick all night and I am now experiencing the lectures through the fog of a splitting headache.

 

Yesterday was a very intense day, particularly to meet so many people from so many different places. The majority seem to be from Europe or Latin America, with only a small contingent from the US, but in total there are over 30 countries represented here. It is certainly interesting to see how all have their different approached to making jewelry and all the issues attached to it.


This mornings lectures were started with Ruudt Peters presentation about his work, he had only half an hour to cover thirty years of work, but the transcendence and universality of his work became clear. There are probably too many interesting talks for me to talk about. Today though will be interesting with a number of artists presentations coming up. We just listened to Manon van Kouswijk, head of Rietvald academie in Amsterdam. Off to the next lecture- as I am writing this from the computer in the National Library of Mexico there is only limited time for me to have access.

 

Later I will try and figure out how to upload immages from my camera, so stay tuned!

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

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