On view at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) in Asheville, NC through August 22 is a collection of work from SNAG’s annual Exhibition in Print: “Moved by Metal: On Beauty as Interaction,” guest-curated by Wendy Steiner. The exhibition includes a diverse range of works that invite interaction or empathy, and help viewers to discover beauty in the process of engagement. The Exhibition in Print issue of Metalsmith will be delivered to mailboxes late-August/early September. (at right: Avery Lucas, “Hand Made Tray”)
Participating Artists: Avery Lucas, Patricia Sullivan, Jeff McGee, Leah Hardy, Yael Friedman, Olivia Shih, Jennifer Crupi, Karen Lauseng, Brian Weissman, Tom Muir, Gabriel Craig, Evin Dubois, Hsiao-Ai Wang, Jill Bonovitz, Nash Quinn, Lauren Selden, Kathleen Janvier, Sophia Park, Nick Dong, Jayden Moore, and Lorre Hoffman.
(above top left: Brian Weissman; top right: Leah Hardy; bottom left: Sophia Park; bottom right: Nick Dong)
Also at CCCD…
SNAG is supporting Spaces of Production this summer at CCCD. It is a series of three artist-led projects focusing on community engagement.
The Mend-Smith Project is being presented through August 22 by Nick Dong, a conceptual metalsmith from Oakland, CA. The Mend-Smith Project explores the social responsibility of the jeweler to create new symbolic meaning through objects that have come to represent the loss of a loved one.
During the project period, free Mend-Smith consultations will be made available to those who have lost a loved one. The starting point will be a small symbolic or sentimental jewelry object. Working collaboratively with the client, Dong will use the stories and memories told about the relationship to guide the final design of the transformed piece. The final product is offered to the client in exchange for permission of their story to be documented in the greater catalog of Mend-Smith objects. Dong will be working in the gallery so visitors may watch the work as it unfolds. Reservations are required for consultations, contact Grace Reff.
An artist talk with Nick Dong is scheduled for August 13, 6:00 p.m. Learn more about his work addressing such topics as materialism and human interaction.
SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Aaron Faber Gallery, Halstead, and Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.