Framing · The Art of Jewelry
Excellence in Craft Lecture: Arline Fisch
Elegant Fantasy: A Journey through Textile Techniques in Metal
January 24, 2008
Having practiced her craft for more than 50 years, Arline Fisch is one of the most respected jewelry makers in the field. Her work melds the genres of jewelry, sculpture, and clothing. She incorporates the structure of textiles and fiber craft into metal-based pieces that are often inspired by ancient cultures and the natural world. Support for this lecture provided by Oregon College of Art and Craft.
Fiber Freak Jewelry Workshop for Adults
February 17, 2008
Join featured Gallery artist Laurie Hall. Design a piece of jewelry that plays with ideas and images inhabiting the inside or outside of a frame. Pose a question, speak from personal experience, and pique curiosity. Students will work with laminated graphic images, text, wire, sheet metal, pearls and beads.
Excellence in Craft Lecture: Ellen Lupton
The Design-It-Yourself Revolution
March 20, 2008, Pacific Northwest College of Art
Design is a way of thinking and creating that is accessible to everyone. It is a powerful tool for writers, makers, teachers, crafters and kids, as well as professionally trained designers. Lupton will explore how technology is combining with social movements to create greater access to design tools and creativity. Presented in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art.
D.I.Y. Kids with Ellen Lupton and Friends
March 22, 2008
Come design a button, a book and magnet art for your fridge. These fun creative activities will engage all kids. Adults will have a blast, too, making unique items from an exciting array of collage materials. Meet Ellen Lupton, author of D.I.Y.: Design it Yourself and D.I.Y. Kids.
January 19, 2008 – May 11, 2008
Curated by: Ellen Lupton
Presenting Sponsor: Maloy's Jewelry Workshop
Curated by Ellen Lupton, Framing · The Art of Jewelry engages Jacques Derrida’s theories on framing to examine selected functions of jewelry – to collect, connect, protect and display. The genesis of this exhibition comes from Metalsmith’s Exhibition in Print (EiP) 2007, published by the Society of North American Goldsmiths.
Constructed as a project that lives exclusively on the “white walls” of the printed page, Lupton’s Exhibition in Print serves as the organizational structure for this installation. Juxtaposing Lupton’s essay with the physical objects raises questions about viewer experiences with art jewelry today. Although created with the body as the vehicle for display, art jewelry is most often experienced publicly through an image or within a protective case. If this is the construct, or the frame through which we engage this art form, how do these contexts shape and define the viewer’s experiences?
Ellen Lupton is a writer, curator, and graphic designer. She is director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. She has served as curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum since 1992 on such exhibitions as the National Design Triennial series (2000, 2003, 2006), Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500–2005 (2006).
EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE SUPPORTED BY:
Major support for this exhibition provided by: Maloy’s Jewelry Workshop
Additional support provided by: Rotasa Foundation