May 18, 2016
May 18 - July 31
Opening Reception May 19, 6 - 10pm
"International Jewelry: 12 Voices", Curated by Donald Friedlich Andy Cooperman - Seattle, WA | Ramon Puig Cuyas - Barcelona, Spain | Donna D’Aquino - Bethel, ME Donald Freidlich - Madison, WI | Kristina Logan - Portsmouth, NH | Paolo Marcolongo - Padua, Italy | Biba Schutz - NY, NY | Jiri Sibor - Brno, Czech Republic| Demi Thomloudis - Kent, OH | Lauren Tickle - Brooklyn, NY | Blanche Tilden - Melbourne, Australia | Julia Turner - San Francisco, CA
International Jewelry Invitational
Bender Gallery is proud to announce Twelve Voices: International Jewelry curated by Donald Friedlich, a highly respected leader in the field of contemporary jewelry. The exhibition features the compelling work of twelve influential contemporary jewelry artists from the United States and abroad. Twelve Voices runs from May 18 through July 31, 2016 with an opening reception at the gallery on Thursday, May 19 from 6-10 PM. The exhibition will run concurrently with the Society of North American Goldsmiths SNAGneXt conference being held in in Asheville from May 18-21 of which Mr. Friedlich is a keynote speaker. The theme of the exhibition celebrates the individual voice and creativity of twelve distinct artistic minds in the creation of sophisticated avant-garde and contemporary jewelry. Each artist’s vision and mastery of execution complements one another to create a show that reflects today’s global world of contemporary jewelry. Included in the exhibition is new work by the following artists: Andy Cooperman - Seattle, WA Ramon Puig Cuyas - Barcelona, Spain Donna D’Aquino - Bethel, ME Donald Freidlich - Madison, WI Kristina Logan - Portsmouth, NH Paolo Marcolongo - Padua, Italy Biba Schutz - NY, NY Jiri Sibor - Brno, Czech Republic Demi Thomloudis - Kent, OH Lauren Tickle - Brooklyn, NY Blanche Tilden - Melbourne, Australia Julia Turner - San Francisco, CA Bender Gallery is especially honored that Don Freidlich has agreed to curate the exhibition. Don is not only a master jeweler and designer, but he has gained international recognition as a lecturer, teacher and artist in residence. His work is in many museum and major private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Schmuckmuseum in Germany. Bender Gallery will be donating 10% of the proceeds of all exhibition sales to SNAG during the conference. Bender Gallery is a fine art and sculpture gallery with a focus on contemporary glass sculpture. It is located at 12 S Lexington Avenue in the heart of downtown Asheville, North Carolina. There is a parking garage on S. Lexington Avenue beneath the Aloft hotel as well as a weekend parking lot directly in front of the gallery. The gallery’s hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 am – 5 pm and Sunday from 12 pm-5 pm. More information is available at www.bendergallery.com

 

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