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You Got The Look Jewelry Exhibit Opening

Art Show, Jewelry/Gems

We are thrilled to present You Got the Look, a national exhibition of contemporary art jewelry and accessories, showing from November 23 through December 22. In addition to accepting 26 artists from across the US, the show will feature three widely regarded US artist jewelers in You Got the Look including Nancy Worden, Andy Cooperman, and Emiko Oye. Featured Seattle-based artist Nancy Worden is inspired by the events she experiences as an American woman. Her piece, Literal Defense, is included in the show and “was made for those who are soldiers in the battlefield of arts education. On the neck piece, quotes from arts advocates are stamped into the front and sides. The back contains a passage from Ovid about the Muses, who were the patrons of the arts in Roman mythology.” Metalsmith, educator, and writer from Seattle Andy Cooperman will present Poison, alluding to poison rings that have appeared throughout history. “I had Poison in mind ever since I found a rattle at a Western boot store giveaway. The idea of a ring as a cautionary object, along with being a signifier of status and affiliation, appealed to me.” San Francisco designer Emiko Oye creates bold and colorful jewelry from precious metals and repurposed LEGO®. Utilizing such a globally beloved material, she tugs on the nostalgic heartstrings across generations, cultures, and genders, artfully embedding memory into conversation-sparking, contemporary adornment. This show is made possible by the support of Elysian Brewing with special thanks to Karen Lorene for consultation and the gift of "Signs of Life" magazines, which will be available for VIP attendees at the opening reception.