Join us at our gallery to view work by three artists from around the USA as they explore repetition, rhythm, and organic forms through their work. Using Silver and other various materials such as wood and semi-precious metals, Angela Bubash, Teresa F. Faris, and Sarah Chapman are investigating introspection in the natural and industrial worlds.
The show will run from February 6th - March 31st
Opening Reception: February 7th
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Teresa Faris is Associate Professor and Area Head of the Metals program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she received the Women in Leadership Award. Former teaching appointments include San Diego State University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Teresa is co-author of the Women of Metal Exhibition and Oral History Project, and is the recipient of numerous awards including: National Endowment for the Arts 2008 Grant Award: Access to Artistic Excellence. Teresa participated in the Artist in Residence program at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, WI (1999). And, she exhibits extensively in Europe and the US. Selected Publications include: The Biennial Jewelry Issue of American Craft. Oct/Nov 2015, Metalsmith. Exhibition in Print. 2014, New Necklaces: 500 Designs from Around the World. Promopress. Barcelona, Spain, Jewelbook 12|13, Stichting Kunstboek Publishers, Belgium. Clowes, Jody. Metalsmiths and Mentors. Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison. 500 Necklaces, 500 Bracelets, and 500 Plastic Jewelry. Lark Books/Sterling Publishing Co.
Sarah Chapman is known for a unique design sensibility, balancing the sculptural forms of her jewelry with the softness of stones and surface textures. A studio jeweler and educator for over twenty years, Sarah values her passion for the metalsmithing field, demonstrated by an enthusiasm for continuing self-education and through educating others. “I am struck by the process of building, how decisions are made, items are organized, and how a structure grows from an idea.” Sarah’s work is inspired by architecture, by nature as architect, and by her desire to build. She makes hand-fabricated metal jewelry, aesthetically merging the industrial and natural worlds with an emphasis on functionality. Since 2008, Sarah has been using recycled, conflict-free, and SCS certified gold and sterling silver when fabricating her jewelry. Sarah grew up in Chicago and currently lives and works in Minneapolis. Her studio space is in the Casket Arts Building, where she also teaches at Quench Jewelry Arts.
Angela Bubash is a studio jeweler and educator residing Rice VA. She currently teaches at Longwood University and maintains her own studio practice. Angela attained a BFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She was a resident artist at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and exhibits her work nationally and internationally.
Angela has received various grants and awards including a North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grant, Women's Jewelry Association scholarship, Ruth Chenven Foundation grant, and a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant. Angela has been invited to lecture, teach, and present at many venues worldwide
including SOFA Chicago (IL), Penland School of Crafts (NC), Arrowmont (TN), Appalachian State University (NC), Oklahoma State University (OK), East Carolina University (NC), Winthrop University (SC), and University of Georgia Athens Study Abroad Program in Cortona Italy.