Past Exhibits


Upended Lives: Jewelry in the Age of Covid

September 11, 2021 – October 30, 2021

“During challenging times, artists occupy a unique position in society because of their exceptional ability to unearth, absorb, and illuminate what lies hidden or inchoate. It is their creative efforts that provide us with the means to understand, comfort, challenge, and seek solutions in troubling times.” — Elyse Karlin and Yvonne Markowitz, ASJRA.

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Rachelle Thiewes: Arc

June 29, 2021 – August 31, 2021

Rachelle Thiewes has been at the forefront of art jewelry since 1973. Continually exploring extraordinary ideas and unique materials, she has created a style distinctly her own. Thiewes’ latest series in her ‘Paint Collection’, titled Arc, continues to draw inspiration from the artist’s surrounding landscape and her love of color.

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Jeanie Pratt – New Work

February 23, 2021 – April 30, 2021

“I have been a fiber artist for over 40 years. I enjoy incorporating textile techniques in metal into my work. The textile patterns and textures fixed into the metal evoke memories of the traditional textiles and basketry encountered while living abroad.”

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Domestic Disturbances

February 1, 2021 – March 31, 2021

A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Textiles Exploring Topics of Society, Politics, Nature & Everyday Living with a ‘Wow’ Factor!

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Talisman & Amulets: Protective Jewelry in the Age of Covid

December 15, 2020 – January 31, 2021

Throughout history, jewelry has been worn as protection and to heal and enhance personal power. We invited artists to create their own interpretation of a protective jewel that will guard the wearer from danger, diseases and hardship or serve as a good luck token.

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Mary Hu : Superlative Treasures

November 29, 2020 – January 1, 2021

Weaving gold into regal jewels, master goldsmith Mary Lee Hu uses her hands rather than a loom. Hu twines still high carat gold wires into necklaces, brooches, earrings and rings, giving them the illusion of fluidity and softness as only she can.

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ORNAMENTATION IN THE AGE OF CORONA: MASKS

May 21, 2020 – June 21, 2020

Ornamentation in the Age of Corona: Masks transform these dour times into a creative situation. We invited artists to create a practical wearable mask, merging practicality with artistry. Using their brilliant technical skills and materials, bringing joyful spirit and art during this difficult time to benefit the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund.

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The Power and Beauty of Art Jewelry: MassArt Benefit Exhibition at Mobilia Gallery

March 26, 2020 – May 2, 2020

An exhibition and sale to benefit the Jewelry and Metals department at MassArt

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SEULGI KWON : TRANSLUCENT TREASURES, PART 1

March 14, 2020 – April 4, 2020

Seulgi Kwon’s sculptural forms are fabricated from silicone, thread, pigment and paper. The end result features the lightness of intricately colored and patterned silicone capturing the translucency of glass.

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GERRI RACHINS : POPROCKS

April 4, 2020 – March 2, 2020

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Jewelry from Paintings

December 14, 2019 – January 31, 2020

A Spectacular Exhibition Featuring Jewelry Inspired by the Power of Paintings

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THE ART OF THE RING

December 14, 2019 – January 31, 2020

The Art of The Ring exhibition features artists from all over the world, celebrating their varied sensibilities and different interpretations of the ring form.

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ELIZABETH McDEVITT : SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

December 14, 2019 – January 31, 2020

For more than 35 years ElizabethMc Devitt has continued to expand her knowledge of historical techniques and styles by studying with various master craftsmen both here and abroad.

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From Bauhaus to Our House

September 14, 2019 – October 31, 2019

A Group Exhibition inspired by the 100 year anniversary of the Bauhaus Movement. Celebrating the ideology with contemporary textiles, ceramics, metalwork, and jewelry.

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Mary Hu : Spotlight Exhibit

September 14, 2019 – October 31, 2019

Weaving gold into regal jewels, master goldsmith Mary Hu uses her hands rather than a loom. Hu twines still high carat gold wires into these stunning brooches, giving them fluidity and softness as only she can.

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Jody Guralnick : Spotlight Exhibit

October 5, 2019 – October 31, 2019

“I am an artist, accustomed to working on canvas and paper, but one day I stumbled upon beautiful unglazed Italian ceramics – blank white and ready to be painted and transformed. I thought about what I would like in my house, what would delight, amuse, and engage my senses.

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Petra Class : Spotlight Exhibit

October 5, 2019 – October 31, 2019

“Trained as a silversmith in Germany and having spent several years constructing tableware, my approach to jewelry making is informed foremost by the European tradition of applied art.”

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FELIEKE VAN DER LEEST : JEWELRASSIC PARK

May 18, 2019 – August 31, 2019

“When I am working with color, I feel like a painter, When I am Working with metal, I feel like a constructor, And when I am working with toys, I feel like a child”.

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Rebecca Hannon : “Conceal or Reveal?”

June 7, 2019 – August 10, 2019

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MOMOKO KUMAI : Concatenation

June 7, 2019 – August 10, 2019

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Petra Class : Reaching for Red

May 18, 2019 – June 21, 2019

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Red

May 18, 2019 – June 21, 2019

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Lia Cook : Textile Masterworks

April 6, 2019 – May 11, 2019

“I work in a variety of media combining weaving with painting, photography, video and digital technology. My current practice explores the sensuality of the woven image and the emotional connections to memories of touch and cloth.”

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HANNE BEHRENS : NEW WORK

April 6, 2019 – May 11, 2019

A master of textile techniques in metal, Hanne Behrens’ new work is a tribute to her mentor, the legendary Arline Fisch. Each piece is colorful and energetic, with just the right touch of whimsy.

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MIKI ASAI : NEW WORK

April 6, 2019 – May 11, 2019

Miki Asai’s aesthetics and concept are strongly based on the Japanese aesthetic that finds beauty in impermanence.

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Harold O’Connor : Spotlight Exhibit

April 6, 2019 – May 11, 2019

For O’Connor, jewelry presents a contrast between texture and smooth surfaces. He has experimented with various forms of casting, including cuttlefish bone, which leaves a porous imprint on the metal.

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BLANKA SPERKOVA : SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

December 8, 2018 – January 31, 2019

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NORA ROCHEL : FLOWERS IN THE GARDEN

December 8, 2018 – January 31, 2019

Nora Rochel’s work is heavily influenced by flowers, roots, seeds and herbs which she reimagines through extraordinary sculptural silver jewelry.

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NATURE REDEFINED : CONTEMPORARY EXPLORATIONS

December 8, 2018 – January 31, 2019

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MARTIN SPRENG : TITANIUM JEWELS

December 8, 2018 – January 31, 2019

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CYNTHINA TOOPS & DAN ADAMS : ‘M’ IS FOR MOBILIA

December 8, 2018 – January 31, 2019

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KAYO SAITO : JAPANESE WATER PLANTS

December 8, 2018 – January 31, 2019

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HAROLD O’CONNOR : SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

December 8, 2018 – January 31, 2019

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KAROLA TORKOS : WEARABLE CONSTRUCTIONS

December 8, 2018 – January 31, 2019

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SARAH ENOCH : SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

December 8, 2018 – January 31, 2019

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SHANE FERO : SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

December 8, 2018 – January 31, 2019

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RIE TANIGUCHI : SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

December 8, 2018 – January 31, 2019

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MOMOKO KUMAI : SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

December 8, 2018 – January 31, 2019

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NORMA MINKOWITZ : STITCHED DRAWINGS

December 8, 2018 – January 31, 2019

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ULLA-STINA WIKANDER : AFTER HOURS

December 8, 2018 – January 31, 2019

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YOKO ZELTSERMAN-MIYAJI : HAKO (箱) SERIES

December 8, 2018 – January 31, 2019

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JEE HYE KWON : UN/SEEN

October 20, 2018 – November 24, 2018

“What you see from one direction is different than what you see from another. One line might abruptly end in positive space, while a different one continues completely.”

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KAZUMI NAGANO : SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

October 20, 2018 – November 24, 2018

“By weaving metal, silk and nylon threads together with Japanese paper, I can have unanticipated subtle color which cannot be earned without Japanese paper. “

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ELIZABETH WHYTE SCHULZE : PERU INSPIRED

September 15, 2018 – October 16, 2018

“I construct the basket first, then use paint, handmade paper and gel medium to draw and mark the surface. My medium is pine needles and raffia sewn and coiled into bowls, plates, vessels and sculptures.”

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LESLEY RICHMOND: SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

September 15, 2018 – October 16, 2018

“Trees are important symbols in many cultures, a revered image, used in myths and legends, settings for countless magical stories…..”

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LYNNE SAUSELE: SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

September 15, 2018 – October 16, 2018

The beaded work is an ongoing discovery of the remarkable array of beads available in terms of color, size, shape and texture, as well as an infinite way to use them in creating art works.

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MIKI ASAI : FRAGMENTS N0. 2

August 25, 2018 – September 29, 2018

Miki Asai returns to captivate with her magical way of he iridescent and translucent quality of eggshells with her wearable sculptural brooches.

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SUSANNA BAUER : SPOTLIGHT 2018

June 2, 2018 – August 31, 2018

Nature and embroidery come together in this wonderful works. “There is a fine balance in my work between fragility and strength.”

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KAROLA TORKOS : SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

June 2, 2018 – August 31, 2018

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JEE HYE KWON: RECLAMATION

June 2, 2018 – August 31, 2018

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EVGENIIA BALASHOVA : SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

June 2, 2018 – August 31, 2018

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DENISE BARR JEWELRY with DICK MARQUIS MURRINE

June 2, 2018 – August 31, 2018

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STEPHANIE HOLT : SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

June 2, 2018 – August 31, 2018

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Yoko Shimizu: Blue. Bluer. Bluest.

April 24, 2018 – June 2, 2018

The theme of the series in colored resin is a part of a study in the transformation of forms, materials and colors.  Forms are transformed into resin, from natural to artificial, from opaque to transparent. The transformation continues with the movement of the wearer and reflection of light, losing something but gaining something at the same time.”

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SHANE FERO – SHORE BIRDS & OTHER FINE FEATHERED FRIENDS

April 24, 2018 – June 2, 2018

Shane Fero has been a flame worker for 45 years. He participates in international symposia and conferences by lecturing and demonstrating worldwide, including Murano and Venecia Italy, Tasmania, Australia and Seto, Japan.

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ELKE SADA: CAPRICCIO SERIES

March 1, 2018 – April 28, 2018

“…I pour clay onto the plaster block and each time I lift the clay from the canvas a new picture is revealed.”

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RACHELLE THIEWES : DUET

March 1, 2018 – April 28, 2018

“My jewelry of recent years explores intense iridescent and color-shifting paints used for eye-catching custom jobs on cars.”

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MIKI ASAI: FRAGMENTS

March 1, 2018 – April 28, 2018

Miki Asai explores the translucent beauty of seashells, including mother of pearl and eggshells, with glimmering wisps of gold or silver leaf and layered surfaces of Japanese lacquer.

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ASAGI MAEDA

December 9, 2017 – January 27, 2018

Wear a dream, a city, a story, a bullet train — Asagi Maeda is a passionate metalsmith, meticulously constructing sculptures that are also jewelry.

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SPECIAL OCCASION JEWELRY

December 9, 2017 – January 27, 2018

Mobilia Gallery is pleased to present a group presentation of Celebratory Adornment.

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MARTHA PFANSCHMIDT: FUSED GLASS INSTALLATION

December 9, 2017 – January 27, 2018

“I am the alchemist, turning raw materials into beautiful and provocative objects…”

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SUZAN REZAC : SPOTLIGHT

December 9, 2017 – January 27, 2018

Suzan Rezac draws her inspiration from nature and natural forms, archaeology and ancient cultures, all sources of influence for her continual exploration of the decorative arts, culminating with her elegant, extraordinary jewelry.

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MYUNGJIN KIM: SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

December 9, 2017 – January 27, 2018

Exceptional South Korean ceramic artist Myungjin Kim paints illusions on porcelain vessels.

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DENISE BARR: SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

December 9, 2017 – January 27, 2018

Denise Barr combines found objects with Dick Marquis murrine into colorful jewelry.

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YOSHIKO YAMAMOTO: FIFTY YEARS OF MY LIFE’S WORK, SURVEY TWO: 1967-2017

September 8, 2017 – October 20, 2017

A master metalsmith in every respect, Yoshiko Yamamoto has been creating lyrical jewelry and hollowware for fifty years. This exhibition is a survey of her work from the 1960’s to the present.

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Cut the Edge, Weave the Line

September 8, 2017 – October 20, 2017

Exploring the Vision & Creativity of Contemporary Textile Art

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MARILYN DA SILVA – SISTER BOXES: THE QUIET GARDEN

September 8, 2017 – October 20, 2017

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WORLD ON A STRING: Exploring Contemporary Interpretations of Bead Work

July 15, 2017 – August 31, 2017

We invite you to join us in this overview of contemporary beadwork that explores the superb possibilities of beads as jewelry, textiles, sculptures, and vessels.

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Yoshiko Yamamoto: Fifty Years of My Life’s Work

June 10, 2017 – August 10, 2017

Yoshiko Yamamoto’s work ranges from timeless elegant pieces incorporating precious metals and stones to playful, kinetic earrings, brooches and rings.

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JEE HYE KWON : DIGILOG

June 10, 2017 – August 10, 2017

Jee Hye Kwon creates sculptural jewels that combine architectural, industrial and organic forms which are derived from the digital and analog world.

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4000 Years of Jewelry Design: A Contemporary Interpretation

May 6, 2017 – June 17, 2017

For this group show we invited masters in the field as well as emerging talents, to create a piece of personal adornment, combining their historical inspiration with their contemporary visions and brilliant technical skills.

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REBECCA HANNON: CONTEMPORARY CAMOUFLAGE

May 6, 2017 – June 17, 2017

Rebecca Hannon creates colorful, sculptural necklaces in complex interlocking forms. This new series in inspired by folk art picture frames.

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THE TRANSLUCENT TREASURES OF SEULGI KWON

May 6, 2017 – June 17, 2017

Seulgi Kwon’s sculptural forms are fabricated from silicone and often embedded with thread, fabric, pigment and paper. The end result features the lightness of silicone combined with the translucent effect of glass.

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ARATA FUCHI : SPOTLIGHT EXHIBIT

May 6, 2017 – June 17, 2017

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SARAH ENOCH : P L A S T A R E L L E S

May 6, 2017 – June 17, 2017

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Harlan W. Butt : Recent Vessels

April 10, 2017 – May 13, 2017

Master metalsmith and enamelist Harlan W. Butt presents his new vessels.

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Jose Marin : Primavera

March 25, 2017 – April 29, 2017

Jose Marin’s latest works are colorful, inviting and sophisticated. This masterfully crafted Titan jewelry is sure to delight.

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Anima Roos: Vessels of Good Fortune

March 25, 2017 – April 29, 2017

These hand-thrown porcelain vessels by Anima Roos are delicate, functional and surprising. Outside there are fluently painted silhouettes on the translucent form. Looking over the lip of one you’re greeted with the hint of of a bright design that asks you to look deeper, where you’ll find a Koi fish swimming inside.

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Lanny Bergner: Spotlight Exhibition

February 17, 2017 – March 17, 2017

The works of Lanny Bergner reference vessel forms, architecture, plant biology, microorganisms, cosmology, undersea forms and the human body. They engage the viewer with glimpses into a world where nature and industry coalesce.

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John Garrett: Spotlight Exhibition

February 17, 2017 – March 17, 2017

Garrett has continually explored one dimensional and sculptural forms, allowing us to take notice of everyday materials that are often discarded or ignored.

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Carol Eckert: Mythologies

January 14, 2017 – February 25, 2017

Carol Eckert uses the ancient technique of coiled fabric to portray the wildlife in mythological like environments.

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Jee Hye Kwon: Spotlight Exhibition

January 14, 2017 – February 25, 2017

Kwon works with multiple gauges of gold and silver wire in varied tones creating “see through spaces.” Kwon’s work combines the delicate skill of a master jeweler and the strong command of articulating architectural space.

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Louise O’Neill: Spotlight Exhibition

January 14, 2017 – February 25, 2017

Louise O’Neill’s jewelry is hand-fabricated with high karat colored golds, silver and precious and semi-precious stones, utilizing simplicity of line and purity of form.

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Redefining the Vessel

October 8, 2016 – January 31, 2017

Vessels – a.k.a. the cup, bowl, or teapot – have been traditionally used for centuries as a soothing symbol of comfort, friendship and well being. This group exhibition explores great modern adaptions of these classic historical forms.

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Joyce J. Scott: Spotlight Exhibition

October 4, 2016 – January 31, 2017

Recipient of the 2016 MacArthur “Genius” Award, Joyce J. Scott’s exuberant beaded sculptural forms and neckpieces are provocative and confrontational, addressing contentious political and social issues such as gender, race, and class struggle.

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Fauve

December 3, 2016 – January 31, 2017

A group exhibition after the leaders of avant-garde art, featuring works in jewelry, textile, paint, glass and ceramic to celebrate artistic expression and use pure color as a resource for describing light, space and  mood.

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Rie Taniguchi: Spotlight Exhibition

December 3, 2016 – January 31, 2017

The work of metalsmith Rie Taniguchi embraces nature. Her charming figures incorporate sterling silver, gold, semiprecious stones and ingenious spring-loaded designs. These playful commentaries on the animal kingdom include wearable elements, and reflect Taniguchi’s interest in wildlife, the environment and traditional folktales.

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Gerda Flöckinger CBE:
Spotlight Exhibition

April 2, 2016 – December 31, 2016

We are pleased to celebrate the sensual, fluid and tactile jewelry of Gerda Flöckinger CBE, which gives immense pleasure to both wearer and viewer – an instinctive artist and consummate creator, she is passionately individual in all aspects of her creativity. Always marked by its expressive freedom, her jewelry also has an extraordinary physical presence. It is her instinct and vision, her belief in visual enrichment of the highest order, which makes her such a remarkable artist.

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Suzan Rezac: The Quiet Mind (Garden Diaries)

November 8, 2016 – December 15, 2016

Suzan Rezac is known for her mastery of inlay, using gold, silver, copper and especially the Japanese alloys shibuichi and shakudo. Rezac’s stunning jewels reflect her metal smithing expertise and superb use of color.

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Elizabeth Whyte Schulze: Brush Up

November 8, 2016 – December 15, 2016

Using organic fibers and traditional basket making techniques, Elizabeth Whyte Schulze creates three-dimensional paintings that are inspired by her travels and evocative of primitive art.

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Lisa Kokin: Folia

November 8, 2016 – December 15, 2016

Textiles are in Lisa Kokin’s blood. Her parents were upholsterers, and she uses the techniques of sewing and book arts to create detailed, thoughtful work that often transforms found objects and words. Her works include messages about her family, her past, interpersonal relationships, mankind’s relationship with the environment and our relationships with ourselves.

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Daphne Krinos: Spotlight Exhibition

November 8, 2016 – December 15, 2016

Daphne Krinos’ latest collection continues to explore her interest in the linear elements of architecture. Her jewels in gold and heavily oxidized silver are reminiscent of Berlin iron jewelry, with a graphic drawing-like quality.

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Sarah Perkins: Red

November 8, 2016 – December 15, 2016

“In my work the metal forms and the enamel imagery work together to make a whole, with the two materials complimenting each other rather than one being visually more important than the other. Technically as well as visually, the pieces are a unit, which is a manifestation of the ideas of integration and relationship that the work addresses. The forms, colors, and imagery in my work derive from two sources: metal technology and natural forms.”

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Sophie Munns: Concertina – The Seed Journals

November 8, 2016 – December 15, 2016

We are pleased to present Sophie Munns’ newest collection of work including paintings on linen and her Concertina books, which open and evolve as seeds do. With soft edges and pages that lift out in unexpected ways, the collection bears traditional seed motifs that remind the viewer of humanity’s intimate natural inheritance of agriculture.

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Jody Guralnick: Installation

November 8, 2016 – December 15, 2016

Jody Guralnick moved from painting on canvas and paper to unglazed Italian ceramics with a seamlessness that makes meals a joy. Every plate, serving piece, cup and bowl is uniquely hand patterned, glazed and fired in Guralnick’s studio “so that each stack of dishes, each place at the table, has its own poetry.”

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Marilyn da Silva:
The Peace of Quiet

September 10, 2016 – October 31, 2016

“Color on metal is like icing on cake.” An expert fabricator, Marilyn da Silva, incorporates a myriad of metal techniques in each sculpture including forming, fabrication, chasing and etching using copper, bronze or sterling silver. The Quiet series is da Silva’s most recent collection of narrative sculptures.

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Gerri Rachins: POPROCKS

September 10, 2016 – October 31, 2016

“At times, the ‘POPROCK’ paintings appear to be flat two-dimensional collages, projecting slightly out from the wall, hovering with uncertainty into the viewer’s actual three-dimensional space.”

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Yael Friedman: Scarabaeus

September 10, 2016 – October 31, 2016

“Beetles are tiny biological machines and their movement reminds me of mechanical toys.  For many years, I have been exploring the boundary between decorative objects (mostly jewelry) and toys. This exhibition continues this theme, and is a result of my exploration of the myriad of beetle’s shapes and movements.”

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Hanne Behrens: Spotlight Exhibition

September 1, 2016 – October 29, 2016

We are very pleased to introduce a continuation of a new series, inspired by a collection of found seashells and found objects by guldsmed, Hanne Behrens.  These pieces are the culmination of not only hours of work in textile techniques with oxidized silver and high carat gold, but also of years of peripatetic searching for nature’s jewels. Discovered on the beaches of Thailand to the streets of Boston, these varied curiosities gleam within knitted and woven gold and silver halos.

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Yoko Zeltserman Miyaji: Nagame no Ii Heya

October 1, 2016 – October 29, 2016

In Yoko Zeltserman-Miyaji’s Spotlight Exhibition, Nagame no Ii Heya (a beautiful room with a view), each sculptural and functional form incorporates traditional as well as contemporary patterns using kawari nuri (pattern-making) techniques, combining layers of urushi and paint, polished to bring out intricate patterns and colors.

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Intoxicating Textiles:
Vibrant Colors, Bold Patterns

June 21, 2016 – August 15, 2016

One of the oldest media in the world, textile art is defined by the pattern and color of the fibers and threads used to create it. This constant remains true whether those “fibers and threads” be made from polyester, cotton, silk, viscose, glass, silicone, silver or gold. We asked artists to create one or two special works that can be defined as “textiles” using this criteria of pattern and color to comprise a special collection that reinvents the textile medium.

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Momoko Kumai: Spotlight Exhibition

June 21, 2016 – August 15, 2016

Momoko Kumai’s work is inspired by the concept of movement and fluidity. Each carefully engineered piece is formed from precise geometric elements, fabricated in various colors of gold and sterling silver. The architectural designs, when worn, create an illusion of perpetual movement, reflected through movements of the wearer. The structures capture and reflect the light to convey a sense of rhythm and spatial depth.

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Lisa Kokin: Spotlight Exhibition

June 21, 2016 – August 15, 2016

Textiles are in Lisa Kokin’s blood. Her parents were upholsterers, and she uses the techniques of sewing and book arts to create detailed, thoughtful work that often transforms found objects and words. Her works include messages about her family, her past, interpersonal relationships, mankind’s relationship with the environment and our relationships with ourselves.

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Jerry Lainoff: Spotlight Exhibition

June 21, 2016 – August 15, 2016

Painter Jerry Lainoff creates architectural and organic paintings with hand cut stencils, troweled surfaces, and multitudinous layers of translucent acrylic gels and polymer resin.

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Jee Hye Kwon: Spotlight Exhibition

June 21, 2016 – August 15, 2016

Inspired by organic forms, architecture, and the complexities of human experience, Kwon creates jewelry that combine the delicate skill of a master jeweler with the strong command of articulating architectural space. Much as a plant grows, a building is constructed, or a person gains new experiences, Kwon’s pieces seem to unfold into a great scaffolding of time, thought and beauty.

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Karola Torkos: Spotlight Exhibition

June 25, 2016 – August 15, 2016

“Creating variable pieces is the focus of my jewellery collections. The option of changing the appearance of jewellery offers a facet of playful interaction between wearer and jewellery. It transcends beyond simple display on the body. Giving the wearer the possibility to change the look of a jewellery piece is in some way handing over the last step in the design process.”

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Black & White

June 21, 2016 – July 29, 2016

Anyone who has had the opportunity to see a giant panda in the flesh and fur knows what special creatures they are. When you spend real time with them, however, you begin to see a depth that most zoo-visitors might miss. For this exhibition, we asked participating artists to make a panda or panda-inspired work in the medium in which they usually work. It could be wearable, useable or decorative only. We hope you enjoy the magic of pandas as seen through these incredible creations!

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Kayo Saito: Spotlight Exhibition

April 30, 2016 – July 15, 2016

Master metalsmith, Kayo Saito is inspired by nature and the environment, translating the textures of natural forms into her own unique designs. When working with gold and find silver, Saito uses laser welding, micro welding, soldering and hammering techniques to create delicate, thin sculptural forms that allude to the fine qualities of paper, which she used in the beginning of her jewelry career.

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Yuan Jinhua: Feature Exhibition

May 12, 2016 – June 15, 2016

Born in 1964 in China’s famous city of Hangzhou (home to West Lake, a treasured site), Professor Yuan Jinhua has garnered coveted recognition for his highly unusual contemporary works that provide new interpretations of China’s “landscape culture.” The collection of small and large paintings on specially made papers marry ancient Chinese ink techniques with delicate, yet strong, brush and color power.

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Hiroshi Taruta: Spotlight Exhibition

May 9, 2016 – June 15, 2016

Mobilia is pleased to exhibit a collection of work by Japanese ceramicist, Hiroshi Taruta. Using the hotaru-de technique, Taruta first throws his pieces on a wheel before piercing them with a sharp tool. The work is then glazed so that the small holes are filled with translucent glaze. This allows light to fill the vessels — as if illuminated by tiny fireflies (hotaru).

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Pippin Drysdale: Spotlight Exhibition

May 12, 2016 – June 15, 2016

World renowned ceramicist Pippin Drysdale creates bold, incised porcelain forms, with glowing, saturated colors. This new collection to be included in her Spotlight Exhibition at Mobilia Gallery glows with jewel-like hues that capture the light of the Australian landscape.

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Superlatives

April 9, 2016 – May 7, 2016

We are proud to bring you this exhibition of over twenty five artists from around the world and their superlative work! Included are works by masters, superlative in the exercise of their craft as well as the most superlative works by artists just beginning their careers.

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David Flicker Brown:
Spotlight Exhibition

March 15, 2016 – April 16, 2016

Travel to Europe, take in breathtaking vistas, and re-live the year the Red Sox broke the curse and won the world series through David Flicker Brown’s incredible, manipulated digital photographs.

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Shane Fero: Spotlight Exhibition

December 5, 2015 – February 29, 2016

Fero’s figurative forms are the result of the manipulation of glass rods in a flame torch, alternately adding to and coiling the molten glass in sequential steps until the desired form takes shape.

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Hanne Behrens:
Spotlight Exhibition

January 6, 2016 – February 29, 2016

We are very pleased to introduce a new body of work by guldsmed, Hanne Behrens. These pieces are the culmination of not only hours of work in textile techniques with oxidized silver and high carat gold, but also of years of peripatetic searching for nature’s jewels. Discovered on the beaches of Thailand to the streets of Boston, these varied curiosities gleam within knitted and woven gold and silver halos.

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Tamara Grüner: Spotlight Exhibition

November 28, 2015 – January 2, 2016

In the series Brilliant Memories, Tamara Grüner deals with the history of the Bohemian fashion jewelry-making family, Prade. From the glass stones, plastic components and metal parts that are still available, she designs jewelry at the borderline between art, craft and fashion.

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Jee Hye Kwon: Spotlight Exhibition

November 28, 2015 – January 2, 2016

Kwon works with multiple gauges of gold and silver wire in varied tones creating “see through spaces.” Kwon’s work combines the delicate skill of a master jeweler and the strong command of articulating architectural space.

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Jody Guralnick:
Spotlight Exhibition

November 28, 2015 – January 2, 2016

“Every piece is unique, front and back, and hand patterned, painted, glazed, and fired in my studio. I delight in the differences in every place setting, so that each stack of dishes, each place at the table, has its own poetry.”

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Makiko Oda: Spotlight Exhibition

December 5, 2015 – January 2, 2016

Makiko Oda’s astute use of materials is evident in her elegant sculptural jewelry, formed with reclaimed slices of wood and layered with lustrous gold and silver leaf.

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Karola Torkos: Spotlight Exhibition

November 21, 2015 – December 31, 2015

“Giving the wearer the possibility to change the look of a jewellery piece is in some way handing over the last step in the design process. This is a challenge for both the designer and the wearer and it leads to a very personal relationship to design or art.”

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Melinda Risk: Spotlight Exhibition

November 21, 2015 – December 31, 2015

Experience the eclectic tastes of the circus, the breathtaking marvels of nature and the powerful zeitgeist of New Orleans in this three-in-one exhibition of works from Melinda Risk’s Freak Show SouvenirsMother Nature and Spirit Collections.

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Sarah Enoch: Spotlight Exhibition

November 7, 2015 – December 19, 2015

“To me a necklace is a unity, a closed circle where each single part communicates with the next. It is a composition and I direct the outcome of the finished piece by joining individual parts.”

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The New Textiles: Transformed

October 3, 2015 – November 7, 2015

A group invitational, The New Textiles: Transformed will include works showcasing a variety of unique techniques and unlikely materials that mirror the look of textiles and explore the definition of what a textile truly is. This exhibition will transform the possibilities of textile art through textural forms and media. Textiles can spring from unlikely sources including paper, glass, metal, silicone and plastics. The New Textiles celebrates the bold sculptural forms of baskets, the graphic imagery of tapestries and all surfaces that are embellished both narrative and abstract.

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Kevin Coates: A Year of Rings

May 17, 2015 – September 30, 2015

“If these twelve rings are not representative of any part or aspect of a year, what then are they about? Well, individually, they reflect some of those things which perhaps concern us all at one time or another, and which certainly have been the motivation behind so much of my work: for here are jewel-meditations upon Time, Love, Myth, History, Nature, Belief, Music, Wisdom and, I hope, the Human Response, if only of their maker’s abiding sense of wonder at the all-this-ness of existence.” – Kevin Coates

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Etsuko Sonobe: Spotlight Exhibition

May 16, 2015 – September 30, 2015

The elegant and spare work of Etsuko Sonobe is full of simplicity and order. Her highly linear and geometric forms enhance the beauty of her semi-precious stone constructions.

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Jack da Silva: Tangents

September 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015

Jack da Silva uses inspiration from every discipline in his amazing metal constructions and hollowware. From jewelry to sculpture, to functional bowls, vessels and flatware, da Silva’s work continues to evolve and exude beauty of shape and form.

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Nora Fok: New Work

August 18, 2015 – September 30, 2015

Nora Fok New Work features extraordinary sculptural jewelry that has been meticulously fabricated from pigmented nylon monofilament as well as Linlon, Fok’s term for linen and nylon monofilament mixed thread developed by the artist with a grant from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Using a variety of textile techniques, the work is knitted, knotted, woven, tied and looped into necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets: ethereal dream-like wonders that evoke fragility, despite sturdiness and wearability. The presence of natural botanicals, found objects and even mathematical problems is the inspiration for her work.

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Sarah Perkins: Spotlight Exhibition

July 26, 2015 – September 30, 2015

One of the best enamelists in the country, Sarah Perkins is no shrinking violet to experimentation. Her pieces amaze the viewer with superb forms, brilliant colors and stylistic surprises like stitched seams, gemstones, and unusual textures. Perkins’ incredible vessels, containers and jewelry are decorative and expressive works that are both beautiful and emotive.

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Eleanor McCain: Spotlight Exhibition

September 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015

A superb colorist, Eleanor McCain M.D. creates textile art from hand dyed cotton fabric. Her meticulous geometric designs, reminiscent of colorfield paintings and inspired by the works of Sol Lewitt, are presented in quilt form, a traditional art form intertwined with the history of the home and family.

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Journey Through Time:
Sneak Preview #1: Jewelry

May 16, 2015 – August 31, 2015

We are pleased to share with you the first in a series of previews of our upcoming jewelry and sculpture exhibition, Journey Through Time: An Exploration of Artful Adornment and Sculptural Vessels Through the Ages, which will open in mid-May 2015

It is with great excitement that Mobilia brings you the masterful works of over 50 national and international artists. This exhibition is planned in conjunction with the Society of North American Goldsmiths’ conference. Artists were invited to submit work inspired by a historical piece or time period, or, as an alternative, a collection of their newest work.

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JOURNEY THROUGH TIME

May 16, 2015 – August 31, 2015

It is with great excitement that Mobilia brings you the masterful works of over 50 national and international artists. This exhibition is planned in conjunction with the Society of North American Goldsmiths’ conference. Artists were invited to submit work inspired by a historical piece or time period, or, as an alternative, a collection of their newest work.

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Rie Taniguchi: Spotlight Exhibition

May 16, 2015 – August 31, 2015

The work of metalsmith Rie Taniguchi embraces nature. Her charming figures incorporate sterling silver, gold, semiprecious stones and ingenious spring-loaded designs. These playful commentaries on the animal kingdom include wearable elements, like the huskies below, and reflect Taniguchi’s interest in wildlife, the environment and traditional folktales.

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Martin Spreng:
Spotlight Exhibition

April 18, 2015 – May 31, 2015

Martin Spreng’s technical skills and background in furniture making are evident in his highly textured, elegant forms, which often combine wood with metal. His work is dedicated to fabricating jewelry so it can be worn, transforming itself on the body to become a personal form of expression, hammered, forged, carved or sculpted by hand.

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Spotlight: Barbara Seidenath

March 14, 2015 – April 18, 2015

All new work from Barbara Seidenath: inspired by nature, she constantly investigates and explores sculptural forms and designs with masterful enamels, precious metals, quartz and gems.

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Travels Through Time and Light

March 14, 2015 – April 18, 2015

Mobilia Gallery is pleased to present Travels Through Time and Light, to coincide with the NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) Conference in Providence this March: a collection of outstanding work by four masterful ceramic artists, Dorothy Feibleman, Pippin Drysdale, Karen Thuesen Massaro, Richard Shaw. Please join us in this exciting exploration of innovation and tradition, form and color, shadow and light.

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Lynne Sausele: Spotlight Exhibition

February 21, 2015 – March 14, 2015

“My favorite mediums in the creative process are painting and jewelry design. I travel joyfully back and forth between the two, each offering a wonderful balance in the use of color, texture, construction and design.” – Lynne Sausele

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Leslie Sills: The Vicissitudes of Youth

January 17, 2015 – March 7, 2015

“In the 21st century, with an endless number of photographs being part of our everyday lives, some images are unforgettable. As I read the newspaper or peruse a magazine, I am drawn to images of children in particular, whose expressions of joy, playfulness, vulnerability, sadness, or fear are on the surface. I keep a file of such pictures and the ones that stay seared in my mind often inspire paintings. I do not copy them, however, but use them as a starting point from which my imagination takes off.” – Leslie Sills

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Spotlight: Jee Hye Kwon

December 6, 2014 – December 30, 2014

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Jose Marin: Colors of the Jungle

December 6, 2014 – December 30, 2014

Jose Marin is a talented self-taught metalsmith from Spain; he chooses to work in titanium, the element discovered in Cornwall, England and named after the Titans of Greek mythology. He incorporates precious and semi-precious stones set in an element that is extremely difficult to work with. Marin is intrigued with the fact that titanium is found in almost all living things: water, soils and rocks.

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The Teapot Redefined 2014

December 1, 2014 – December 30, 2014

For the The Teapot Redefined, we invited masters in their field and emerging talents to use inventive techniques and materials to create their interpretations of one of the most enduring symbols of hospitality throughout the world: the teapot. Functional or purely sculptural, each piece offers warmth, inspiration and innovation.

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Spotlight: Rachelle Thiewes

November 15, 2014 – December 30, 2014

Thiewes was a professor of metal arts at the University of Texas for nearly 40 years. She creates bold, dynamic pieces with steel and specially selected automotive paint that changes color with the movement of the wearer. The jewelry’s surfaces and angles create a perceived motion not unlike a sleek car that seems to be on the go even when standing still; the shifting colors only add to the illusion.

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Masterful Works by Alexandra Solowij Watkins & Nancy Michel

November 15, 2014 – December 30, 2014

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Spotlight: Suzan Rezac

November 15, 2014 – December 30, 2014

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