a work in progress

 

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My installation for my solo show at Marywood University is coming along.   I have been working on it since mid-December, and I have had wonderful help from a bunch of awesome people. Here's a quick shout out:

Patrick Martin for feedback, guidance, and construction help, Nora Danker for helping me see the project in new ways, Andrew Doyle for help putting it together-including putting a lid on it, Tom Gongliewski for help with initial assembly and trouble shooting, Miguel Salve for noise reduction and help assembling, the team of students who helped move it up to the gallery, my parents and brother who helped frame up, patch up, and paint all the components, Mike Muller for his expert ramping, Valerie Kiser for a truck when I needed it and tons of positive energy, and of course Sandy Povse who has been as patient and helpful a gallery director could be. 

There is still a fair amount to do before the February 1st opening (6-8pm, hope to see you there). Lights, patching, covering, and a few other details, too. But all in all this has gone well, in large part because of all the amazing help I have gotten from these people.

Stay tuned for more pictures and info. I am pretty excited to see and share this project with you. 

 

From Minimal to Bling

It's been a while since I posted, but a lot of exciting opportunities have come my way recently and I thought I ought to share. One of the most exciting things is an exhibition I was invited to participate in at the Society of Arts and Crafts on Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts. The exhibition is a called From Minimal to Bling: Contemporary Studio Jewelry. It reviews a current set of top American jeweler's new work and I am honored to say my work from this summer is included. I am also excited (super excited, actually) that my work is featured on the signage for the gallery building and on the postcard for the exhibition. It is pretty incredible to see my work in print with such an important organization!

The show is open now and runs to January 11, 2014. If you are in Boston during that time I highly encourage you to go, it is a wonderful place to visit and see some remarkable handmade work.

So what are some of the other upcoming events? Holiday on the Square in Scranton, Pennsylvania is coming up fast. It should be a lot of fun and way to get your holiday shopping done in unique, handmade style. Take a look at the vendors here: http://scrantonmadeholiday.com/

Also, I have a solo exhibition scheduled at Marywood University's Suraci Gallery starting February 1st, 2014. The show is titled The Space Between Us Is Not Distance. I am taking a big leap and pushing myself to build a full installation space. Stay tuned for more details, but for now you can visit the gallery website for a brief summary of the exhibition. www.marywood.edu/galleries

The Summer 2013 collection arriving at the Society of Arts and Crafts.  

The Summer 2013 collection arriving at the Society of Arts and Crafts.
 

The postcard from the exhibition, including the work from the Summer 2013 collection.

The postcard from the exhibition, including the work from the Summer 2013 collection.