Past Exhibits

John & Sami Sharkey in the Photography Gallery


CARRIE FURNACES: RUSTING REMNANTS

ARTISTS’ STATEMENT: We went to the Furnaces to capture the underlying beauty of the derelict buildings and machinery. We believe that it is important to document sites like this one before they completely disappear or are put off limits.

We both like putting our own artistic interpretations on places and enjoy looking in the nooks and crannies and at different angles, hoping to find what others might have missed.

Here we offer two views of the Carrie Furnaces. Were we really at the same place?

Photography Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 12:00 to 4:30 p.m. Or By Appointment
Mar 31
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May 28
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Kat Oliva in the Jewelry Gallery


Kat Oliva brings her love of color and the beauty of geometric shapes to beaded artwork in wearable and sculptural 3-dimensional pieces. Her work actively explores the symmetry and asymmetry of geometry and moveable art pieces such as beaded kaleidocyles.

She has studied, worked and collaborated with a noted community of bead artists and is part of a worldwide team of innovators working with Kate McKinnon on Contemporary Geometric Beadwork, Volumes I and II and the forthcoming Volumes III and IV, an open source architectural beadwork project. Her work has been included in these publications as well.

She has been an invited artist to the Holiday Art Show at the Palmer Museum of Art since 2011 and was the featured artist in 2014.

She teaches classes in off-loom beaded art, and is happy to counsel with new artists in the field.

Jewelry Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
May 5
thru
May 28
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Carolyn Johnson and Janice Kramer Heverly in the Jewelry Gallery


Carolyn H. Johnson – Jewelry bio

I make sterling silver and gold plated jewelry with European fine cut crystals, turquoise, Indian crystals, natural fresh water pearls, and genuine semi-precious stones. After retiring from teaching gerontology, I became aware that older women like myself wore jewelry less if it was difficult to put on or required another person to help. So I created my own line of easy to wear jewelry with Stretch Magic, magnets, and large clasps that are fun to wear. Most of my pieces are bracelets, but I also make earrings, and necklaces. Nature is my inspiration, and many of my pieces incorporate colors from sunsets and sunrises, the sea, the mountains, red rocks, and the seasons.

I have always loved jewels and gemstones. I collected crystals as a child, and later learned their specific energies. For example, amethyst is calming, carnelian is cleansing, and rose quartz is for love. Working with these stone and seeing their beauty is very nourishing. They are eye candy. Enjoy!

Jewelry Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Mar 31
thru
Apr 30
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