Here’s a sneak peak of two of the shows that will be available for your viewing pleasure this coming January.  Get ready for JEWELRY edition and Smitten!!!

Jewlery Edition Graphic

Jewelry Edition is a project co-founded by two ECU alumna, Kat Cole and Laura Wood, supporting the work of emerging and early career jewelry artists. Jewelry Edition seeks new ways to attract and educate clients on contemporary jewelry such as interactive web presence and pop-up gallery events. Each year features a new edition of artists, pop-up venues, and collaborative opportunities.  Don’t miss the ECU Pop-UP in the African Art Room in Jenkins Fine Art Building, which will feature work of the 2014 Jewelry Edition artists.  Keep them on your radar for future opportunities!

Smitten GraphicThe Smitten Forum is an opportunity for makers from the metalsmithing and jewelry field to come together in a creative environment away from the normal routine and obligations of everyday life.

The first forum was held at Arrowmont School of Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, in January of 2014. Invitees ranged from emerging to well-established makers, as well as educators and professional jewelers. A variety of techniques and materials were represented, including traditional silversmithing, felt, enameling, computer aided design, wood, found object assemblage, tin construction, welding, casting, and many more. Attendees used the week to focus on their work as well as welcome insight from others in a social studio setting.

This exhibition, held at the Greenville Museum of Art, will feature recent work from the participants of Smitten Forum 2014:

Michael Dale Bernard, Nisa Blackmon, Sara Brown, Jim Charles, Kat Cole, Bob Ebendorf, Christopher A. Hentz, Mi-Sook Hur, Nicole Jacquard, Andrew Kuebeck, Zachery Lechtenberg, Barbara McFadyen, Barbara Minor, Mary Hallam Pearse, Marissa Saneholtz, Marlene True and Laura Wood.