Friday, June 26, 2009


This afternoon I am off to the Seattle Metals Guild Reception for Helen Williams Drutt and Nancy Worden hosted by Micki and Bill Lippe.

I will post photos of the event in a blog post next week. I am bringing some homemade "szarlotka" (Polish apple cake) to the reception. Yum!

Some other happenings this weekend: Sunday (June 28) the Tacoma Art Museum will have the lecture/program Facets of Meaning: Looking into the Depths of Contemporary Art Jewelry from 1 – 4:30 pm.

Here is a little information from the Tacoma Art Museum website about the event:

"In considering the works in Ornament as Art and Loud Bones, Carol Knicely, Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia, opens this half-day program with a discussion of the multifaceted role of treasure materials in the Middle Ages. Gilda Sheppard, Member of the Faculty, Sociology, Cultural, and Media Studies, Evergreen State College, explores how body adornment carries meaning in a multitude of cultures. Rock Hushka, Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art at Tacoma Art Museum, investigates the psychological underpinnings of the relationship between jewelry and the viewer, wearer, and artist. Cindi Strauss, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Design at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, closes the program with a discussion of the Drutt Collection, followed by a brief conversation with Helen Williams Drutt English in the gallery."

So it is a big metalsmithing weekend. I will be finishing up some work in my studio and getting ready to drop my piece off for the PONCHO art auction. I am also starting some new pieces for a photo shoot in which I will be collaborating with some creative minds---Christy Pelland of c.pelland photography and Melissa Anderson, the owner of Che'mel Salon. Next week I will include some sneak peeks of components for those pieces and much more. Felice week-end! Ciao!

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