Friday, August 10, 2012

Redefining the San Andreas Faultline: 10 Women Jewelers

On view at the Craft in America Study Center from September 8 - October 27, 2012. 

The Craft in America Study Center is pleased to host Redefining the San Andreas Faultline: 10 Women Jewelers this autumn. Among the most accomplished studio jewelers working in the Golden State, ten distinctive and diverse Northern and Southern Californians will be brought together in an exhibition reflective of the range of creative statements in the hands of gifted women artists. These artists include: Barbara Berk, Harriete Estel Berman, Petra Class, Karen Gilbert, Carol Webb, Alexandra Hart, Marianne Hunter, Valerie Mitchell, Marne Ryan, and Christina Smith. 

Showing from September 8 through October 27, the exhibition is curated by Carolyn Benesh, Coeditor of Ornament Magazine, an international magazine on wearable art also based in California. Redefining the San Andreas Faultline will demonstrate how California's creative edge in art and design, dating from the mid-twentieth century, includes the individualistic characteristics of women studio jewelers who challenge themselves through their work by experimenting and redefining the possibilities of jewelry, its role and meaning, into the second decade of the twenty-first century. 

Opening Reception: September 8, 2012, Saturday, 5-7pm 

Craft in America Study Center is located at 8415 W. Third Street, Los Angeles, California 90048. 

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