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.