Since 2001, SNAG has sponsored lectures at the International Expositions of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA). We bring some of the most interesting contemporary jewelers and metalsmiths into the public eye. All lectures are free to SOFA attendees. See www.sofaexpo.com for more information.
SNAG-sponsored lectures at SOFA CHICAGO on Friday, November 6, 2015
8:30-9:30 a.m. – SNAG Emerging Artists: Lynn Batchelder, Sooyeon Kim and Laura Wood – These three artists speak about the design and development of their innovative jewelry. (Batchelder and Kim are represented by Charon Kransen Arts; Wood is represented by Donna Schneier Fine Arts)
9:30-10:30 a.m. – Jamie Bennett: Drawing and Making – Rather than serving as renderings of his jewelry, Bennett’s drawings represent fragments of ideas and images that instigate new pieces. The relationship of these separate creative endeavors will be explored in this lecture. (Represented by Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h)
10:30-11:30 a.m. – Donald Friedlich: Things that Make my Heart Beat Faster – Friedlich discusses the development of his innovative glass and gold jewelry, as well as sources that have inspired him over a 40-year career. (Represented by Hedone Gallery)
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – John Iversen in conversation with Toni Greenbaum: Other Fancy Stuff – Jeweler John Iversen and art historian Toni Greenbaum will discuss Iversen’s unique ability to make pieces praised equally by the “art,” “craft,” and “fine” jewelry communities. (Represented by Hedone Gallery)
SNAG would like to take this opportunity to recognize our Corporate Members for their support: Aaron Faber Gallery, Halstead, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, and Pocosin Arts.