In honor of the its 40th Anniversary, the Metal Museum presents an exhibition of past, current, and future Master Metalsmiths and Tributaries artists, who represent both the heights of achievement and the promising future of the metals field. As the Metal Museum continues to build a renowned repository of contemporary metal art, collecting the works of artists from these two important series reflects the commitment to document and preserve the field. While individual artists are busy crafting their personal artistic legacies, the Metal Museum has spent its first 40 years crafting its own institutional legacy through its dedication to those artists, their processes, and ultimately their love of metal.
Reflecting on my experiences as a maker of jewelry objects, it seems that the journey -- including what is learned through teaching others--is always reflected in the work. Drawing on the images of my past and current landscapes feeds the content and context of what and how I make. I will speak about life as a bi-racial woman growing up in Southern California and my experiences that have fed my work as I have moved across the United States and now settled in New England.
@Kendall Reiss Gallery
469 Wood Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Reception Saturday Dec. 8th 5pm-9pm—Meet the Artists! Tanya Crane, Kendall Reiss, Barbara Seidenath, Diana Hall, Liz Clark, Arthur Hash
Work will be on view the weekends of Dec. 8&9, 15&16, 22&23 12-5pm, and other days by appointment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for private showing.
*Light refreshments will be served
Adorning Boston and Beyond features the contemporary artistic heirs of seminal artists working in and around Boston and beyond from the mid-twentieth century. Artists such as Alexander Calder, Art Smith and Margaret De Patta established the Northeast and other areas as hubs of innovation and creativity in studio jewelry. Contemporary artists that have lived, worked and been educated primarily in Boston continue this thread of innovation in contemporary studio jewelry, which focuses on one-of-a-kind handmade pieces that emphasize creative and expression and design, making the genre ideal for experimentation in form, material and concept. Over 30 artists, working throughout mediums will be on view, including: Kathleen Brown, Tanya Crane, Arthur Hash, Lauren Kalman,Tiff Massey, Bruce Metcalf, Myung Urso and Joe Wood.
Guest curator: Heather White, MassArt Jewelry Professor, Studio Jeweler and Curator
The Kent State University School of Art Collection and Galleries presents Jewelry and Gender: Challenging the Norms at the KSU Downtown Gallery from November 2 through December 1, 2018. The exhibition, curated by Roza Maille, looks at art jewelry through the lens of gender, displayed alongside photographs of local LGBTQ+ youth, serving as models. Quotes from model interviews about their own gender expressions and identities will be included in the display, giving the viewer perspective on the spectrum of gender identities that exist, as opposed to the male/female binary. An opening reception will take place on Friday, November 2 from 5-8 p.m. during the Downtown Kent Art Walk. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The KSU Downtown Gallery is located at 141 E. Main St. in Kent, Ohio. Gallery hours are Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.