Camouflage by Yuki Ng Photo credit: Andy Wilhelm
An exhibition at the Craft Council of British Columbia's Crafthouse Gallery at Granville Island in Vancouver.
Jewelry Dialogue: On and Off the Body creates a dialogue between the two artists, their work, the wearer and the viewer. Through an exchange of source material which will be worked into a jewelry object, Jan Smith and Louise Perrone begin a conversation about making, wearing and displaying jewelry. The culmination of their dialogue will result in pieces that are worn, photographed and exhibited so that the conversation continues with the viewer.
Opening Reception Thursday 18th August 6-8pm
The color blue calls to mind a feeling of vast openness: the color of the sky and the ocean depths. It is associated with longing, invoking feelings of nostalgia. It speaks to concepts of personal and emotional freedom, as well as sadness and melancholy. It may have a calming effect or convey a sense of loyalty and trust. Whatever the mood created by blue, it washes over us in waves, buoying us along in its cool tones.
About the Baltimore Jewelry Center:
The Baltimore Jewelry Center is a 501c3 educational nonprofit building a vibrant creative community for the study and practice of metalworking for new and established artists. We offer classes, workshops, and studio space rental to anyone with an interest in contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing. In addition to our education program, the Baltimore Jewelry Center helps metal and jewelry artists grow sustainable business practices by offering professional development, sales opportunities, and a promotional platform.
About the curators:
April Wood is a manager at the Baltimore Jewelry Center as well as an instructor and studio technician. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally, including a solo exhibition at the Austin Museum of Art – Laguna Gloria, and SIERAAD International Art Jewelry Fair in Amsterdam. She holds a BFA in Studio Art – Metals & Jewelry from Texas State University – San Marcos and an MFA in Studio Art from Towson University.
Beth Pohlman is a manager at the Baltimore Jewelry Center as well as an instructor and studio technician. Beth shows and sells her work across the country, including the American Craft Expo and the American Craft Council Baltimore show. Her work explores granulation from a modern aesthetic. Beth holds a BA with a specialization in Metals & Jewelry from Towson University.
Shane Prada is the director of the Baltimore Jewelry Center and currently a student of the program. She has been making jewelry and small sculpture for 5 years first as a student at the MICA Jewelry Center.
Louise will be a visiting artist at Alberta college of Art and Design in Calgary as part of the Jewellery and Metals Symposium 925: A Sterling Anniversary. Her work will be exhibited alongside fellow alumni and current students in the exhibition Chasing the Silver Line in room 371 at ACAD. Louise will be giving a presentation about her creative journey in the Stanford Perrott lecture theatre on Saturday February 27th. More details about the symposium here: https://www.acad.ca/925-A-Sterling-Anniversary
Red Obsession #1 and Red Obsession #2 will be part of the exhibition Obsession, a show about the ideas and things that get stuck in our heads and won’t let go. The work featured comes from many different disciplines by artist at different levels, from student to professional.
Obsession is curated by Phil Ambrose, who is a NC native metalsmith with a BFA in Metal Design from East Carolina University and current Artist in Residence with Pocosin Arts.
Opening Reception: January 15th from 6-9PM, in conjunction with the Annual ECU Material Topics Symposium.
Collaborative work by Louise Perrone & Jera Rose Petal Lodge featured in exhibition Co:operation Garnish
co:operation | Garnish is a collaborative exhibition, curated by Brigitte Martin and Rachel Timmins. 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. This exhibition featured the creative outcomes of 33 artist pairings from around the world.
December 11, 2015 - January 8, 2016, with opening reception Friday December 11, 7 - 10pm and closing reception Friday January 8, 7 - 10pm. Rachel Timmins gave a gallery talk Thursday January 7 from 6 - 8pm.
Catherine Chandler & Sonya Scott