December 2008 Blog Posts (4)

New Book titled, Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects

The new book titled Manufractured: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects is designed to function as a book and catalog for an exhibition of the same name. There is a WHOLE CHAPTER ABOUT MY WORK.

The primary focus of the exhibition and book is the influence of manufactured items transformed into sculpture and objects. The crafting of the work is a topic that runs throughout the book written by Mara Holt Skov and Steven Skov…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on December 24, 2008 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

MJN 09 exhibit, looking for international gallery interest, to tour!

Hi all,



You may remember Architectonics, if not please see http//www.architectonicsjewellery.co.uk.

MJN are planning another exhibit based on Human Rights in 09 which will launch in Manchester within the summer. We are looking for international and EU galleries who will be interested, in housing this exhibit, by Manchester Jewellers Network.

Please see www.manchesterjewellersnetwork.co.uk for information on the network.



Please feel free to contact me… Continue

Added by Samantha Mills on December 8, 2008 at 11:54am — No Comments

Great Review for "LAUGHINGSTOCK - Humor in Art & Craft" @ Luke & Eloy Gallery



Kurt Shaw, Art Critic for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review wrote a great review for my current exhibiton "LAUGHINGSTOCK - Humor in Art & Craft".



Here is the link for the online version:

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/living/s_601911.html



The paper also shows 4 full color images of works by Deanna Ooley (Debt Choker), Michele Cleveland (Knuckle Sandwich), crafthaus member Colette Zilka (Vet… Continue

Added by Brigitte Martin on December 7, 2008 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Artistic Luxury: Faberge, Tiffany, Lalique at the Cleveland Museum of Art

I just saw this AMAZING exhibition, Artistic Luxury: Faberge, Tiffany, Lalique, at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The show is fabulous. It features over 300 jewelry and luxury items by these artists. It's the first time since the 1900 World's Fair that works by Faberge, Tiffany, Lalique have been exhibited together. These three were rivals and with each piece they tried to surpass one another in design and opulence.



The museum showcases each master's work in seperate gallery spaces… Continue

Added by Michelle Pajak-Reynolds on December 4, 2008 at 10:16am — No Comments

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What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!

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Grandpa Wooley, "LOOK", Brooch
Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin. Plexiglas, fabric, imitation leather, yarn, wood, silver brooch.

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