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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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.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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