Thursday, September 1, 2016
ACCI Gallery Berkeley, CA , October 1st - 21st, 2016
Opening Reception October 8th
Metals are intense.
Typically hard and shiny, they are strong but malleable.
They can be stretched, fused, and drawn into fine wire.
They can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking. They readily carry electricity and heat. Their atoms are in a virtual “sea” of outer electrons that jump from atom to atom. They are stable but possess the ability to change.
We depend on their unique natural qualities for industry,
commerce… and for art.
An exhibition of jewelry and sculptural artwork from members of the Metal Arts Guild, the Northern California Enamel Guild, and the ACCI Gallery that explore the boundaries, integration /
collision, and diversity of the natural qualities of metal as well as its relation to the natural world.
The Metal Arts Guild (MAG) is an organization of people who are skilled, interested, or share in the production and exhibition of metals.
The Northern California Enamel Guild (NCEG) is made up of enamelists working to create community through sharing the enamel arts, glass fused to metal.
Guild members include professional and emerging artists, from the beginner to the master craftsperson. They are comprised of educators, students, collectors, hobbyists, production artists, writers, and supporters.
Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc. (ACCI), located in the heart of North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto, is a
member-based community of artisans, artists, and art patrons.
Dates of Exhibition: October 1 - October 21
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 8, 5 - 9 pm
1652 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
Mon-Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 12pm-5pm
|'Century Agave Brooch' by Holly J Carter|
Northern California Enamels presented by Lireille
Exhibition Date: July 12 - September 10, 2016
Reception Date: 6 -8pm July 22, 2016
Gallery Hours: Mon 12 – 6 Tue – Sat 10:30 – 6
3980 Piedmont Ave. Oakland, CA 94611
Brooke Battles, Holly Carter, Collette, Christine Finch, Duane Fitzgerald, Ed Lay, Devon Matlock, Shirley Prini, Wei Lah Poh, Gail Reid,
Monica Schmidt, Olivia Shih, Judy Stone, Zhou Zoe Yuan,
Steve VanDyk, Iris Willow, Jiadai Katrina Wu
About the Exhibit:
Collectors and others interested in enamel art will find this summer particularly invigorating with all the options for seeing both historical and current enameling. Northern California Enamels overlaps with the traveling exhibit Little Dreams in Glass and Metal, a retrospective of American enameling, at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento.
As an adjunct activity, The Center for Enamel Art will sponsor an all-day East Bay bus tour to enamelists’ studios and enamel exhibitions, a day designed for collectors and other lovers of the medium. Lireille and its enamels exhibition will be one of the exciting stops on that tour. The dates for Northern California Enamels at Lireille are July 12 to September 10, to coincide with not only the Little Dreams show, but the American Craft Council show in San Francisco.
Lireille is an jewelry gallery dedicated to promote art jewelry awareness and availability to the general public and push the creativity boundaries in art jewelry. A jewelry gallery located at 3980 Piedmont Avenue in Oakland.
For additional information, please contact Yan Liu at email@example.com or 510.547.3455.
The Center for Enamel Art advances and preserves the art and technology of enameling by nourishing and expanding the enamel community and serving as a catalyst through education, economic development and partnerships. For information about the Center for Enamel Art, please contact Judy Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northern California Enamel Guild supports enamel artists and the art of enameling through encouragement, information, instruction, fellowship, and inspiration. NCEG is a charitable, not-for-profit, volunteer organization sponsored by membership fees, donations, and volunteers. Members are comprised of enamelists, teachers, students, galleries, and enamel patrons.
The Northern California Enamel Guild is made up of enamelists from a wide range of backgrounds, working to create community through sharing news and events, ideas, resources, techniques and questions about the enamel arts. Everyone is welcome to join, from the beginner to the master craftsperson, teachers and students, production enamel artists, hobbyists, enamel collectors and supporters. Each member serves a vital part in making the Guild work for our community. www.enamelguild.org
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