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Metalsmithing and jewelry exhibit Nov. 6

November 3, 2009

In the art world there is an adage, 'The first five years are both the hardest and the most critical.' The current exhibit in the Hatton Gallery reveals the ideas and tendencies of artists who, by virtue of their emerging talent, challenge tradition and lead the way in new developments in the field of jewelry and metalsmithing.

Photo and metalwork by Anthony Tammaro. The piece is titled, 'Quad Loop,' and is made of cobalt chromium through the process of direct laser metal sintering.

Friday, Nov. 6
Clara Hatton Gallery
Visual Arts Building

The Hatton Gallery at CSU is hosting an exhibition of emerging metalsmithing and jewelry artists, titled "to be (determined): an exhibition of the first five." The exhibition is open Oct. 26 through Nov. 20.

On Friday, Nov. 6, the public is invited to attend: 

  • A gallery talk with Maria Phillips at 3 p.m.
  • The exhibition reception from 6 - 8 p.m.

Compelling and fresh artistry 

There is an adage in the art world: the first five years are both the hardest and the most critical. This exhibition showcases artists in the 'first five,' an exhibition which offers a moment to encourage artistic momentum and the occasion to recognize new developments in the field of jewelry and metalsmithing.  

Jurors Sarah Turner and Maria Phillips

Juried by Sarah Turner and Maria Phillips, the exhibition showcases a broad range of jewelry and objects that not only reflect tendencies and ideas that challenge tradition, but represents the growing range of diversity within the field of metalsmithing and jewelry as well. 

An informal and interactive gallery talk

Juror Maria Phillips will be visiting CSU to lecture on her own artwork; she will also be giving an informal and interactive gallery talk to discuss the works included in the exhibition.

Don't miss the opportunity to view this provocative and exciting collection of works. For more information, contact Associate Professor Haley Bates or visit the 'first five' exhibition website.

This exhibition and related events are made possible through a grant from the Lilla B Morgan Foundation, the ASCSU, and the Metalsmithing Guild of CSU.

Note: Photo and artwork in the story deck is by Yong Joo Kim; it is titled "Reconfiguring the Ordinary," and is made of straws, rubber bands, brass, and silver. 

Contact: Haley Bates
Phone: (970) 491-5993