Museum School Gallery - Jewelry Instructors Exhibition

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Word Cage, 2011 Repurposed Book / Jewelry Suite, Recycled Old Book, Dyed Paper, Fabricated Sterling Silver Earrings And Pendant, Etched Copper Plate, Handmade Paper Beads, Copper Rivets, Silk Cord, Linen Thread © Courtesy of the artist & ARKANSAS ART CENTER-MUSEUM OF ART
Museum School Gallery - Jewelry Instructors Exhibition

501 East 9th Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
February 7th, 2013 - June 2nd, 2013

United States
501 372 4000
Tue-Sat 10-5; Sun 11-5 / Library Hours: Tue-Wed 10-3


"Process to Product: How the Artist Develops an Idea"
An Artist Statement by Nancy Brillos Henderson

The adornment of the body, whether for personal enhancement, group acceptance, or for the sheer joy of wearing a thing of beauty, whimsy, or provocation, has always been the major focus of the jewelry designer.

The Arkansas Arts Center's small metals program has the good fortune to have a group of instructors who can bring a variety of skills to the classroom. This exhibit features a sampling of the ancient coloring process of enameling to sculptural jewelry formed from hammer and hydraulic press and the more traditional soldering and stone setting techniques.

The focus of this show is not just the end product you see in front of you, but the process of getting there. One of the hardest things to do in any art medium is not producing the art piece itself but developing the idea. Hopefully, in this exhibit, you will have a glimpse into this thought process behind the 'body adornments' in this exhibit.