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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

WJA Metro | Curator-led Tour for A View from the Jeweler’s Bench

Start Date: 4/23/2019 6:00 PM EDT
End Date: 4/23/2019 7:15 PM EDT

Venue Name: Bard Graduate Center Gallery

18 West 86th St.
New York, NY  United States  10024

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Organization Name: WJA NY Metro Chapter

Olga Gonzalez
Phone: 212-913-9761

Curator-led Tour for "A View from the Jeweler’s Bench: Ancient Treasures, Contemporary Statements"

The exhibition explores how contemporary jewelry makers are drawing from antique forms and techniques to create modern works of art. WJA members will go behind the scenes with Curator, Sasha Nixon, to explore the crossroads between ancient jewelry, and its inspiration for contemporary jewelry artists, as well as learn about the decisions made behind-the-scenes putting the exhibit together.

The exhibition focuses on how contemporary artists working with jewelry create the final form of a piece at the jeweler’s bench, the place where
jewelry is wrought by hand. To convey this process, the exhibition includes a jeweler’s bench, sketches, and tools. It also considers how jewelry from the ancient world to the present informs contemporary practice by comparing recent pieces to their precedents. This organizational structure illuminates the connections between present and past—in terms of form, technique, and materials—so that visitors can better see how artists are re-considering the art of adornment and age-old jewelry forms in exciting new ways.

The exhibition features works by contemporary jewelry artists Ashley Buchanan, Jeanette Caines, Lin Cheung, Giovanni Corvaja, Mary Lee Hu, Gabriella Kiss, Otto Kunzli, emiko oye, Mary Hallam Pearse, Nicole Jacquard, Anya Kivarkis, and Kiff Slemmons.

Please arrive at 6pm - 20 people max.

$25 members/non-members
$15 students

A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to Bard College to support future jewelry exhibitions!

Please note that event tickets are non-refundable but transferable.

WJA is a 501(c)(6) organization. Contributions to section 501(c)(6) organizations are not deductible as charitable contributions on a donor’s federal income tax return. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer’s business.

The WJA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations may be deductible as charitable contributions on a donor's federal income tax return. Tax ID #22-3492014?



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