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Release: Nov. 18, 2002
JEWELRY AND METALSMITHING EXHIBITION WILL BE AT UI NOV. 16- JAN. 12
Works by 10 of the world's most respected metal artists will be showcased
in International Jewelry and Metalsmithing Invitational, an exhibition
on display from Nov. 16 until Jan. 12 in the University of Iowa Museum of
Tom Joyce, who is featured in the exhibition, will give a slide presentation
of his work, including his forged iron plates, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov.
22, at the UI Metals Studio, Room S181 of the UI Art Building.
Joyce will also demonstrate his forging technique at 1:30 p.m. at the UI
Sculpture Studio. The events are open to the public and free. Joyces
work has been acquired by many museums, including the Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, DC, and the American Craft Museum in New York.
Contemporary jewelry and metalwork, like any other art forms, are used
to express aesthetic and personal statement said Kee-Ho Yuen, head of
the metalsmithing and jewelry area in the UI School of Art and Art History,
who invited the artists to feature their works at the Museum of Art.
More than 80 pieces will be on display, ranging from jewelry -- including
brooches, rings, necklaces and bracelets -- to mirrors and plates. They were
selected to demonstrate diversity, creativity and craftsmanship.
Conventional materials such as gold and iron as well as unconventional materials
such as paper, laminated photos and nails are employed with innovative techniques
in gold wire weaving and iron forging to produce the finished pieces.
In addition to Joyce, artists featured in the exhibition are Ralph Bakker
(Netherlands), Michael Becker (Germany), Giovanni Corvaja (Italy), Peter De
Wit (Sweden), Anna Heindl (Austria), Herman Hermsen (Netherlands), Kyung-Hee
Hong (Korea), Janna Syvanoja (Finland) and Jacqueline Ryan (Italy).
Works by artists in the exhibition are found in museums around the world,
including the Musee de Arts Decoratifs in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum
in London, the Metropolitan Museum and the American Craft Museum in New York.
M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art, a long time supporter of the UI metalsmithing
and jewelry program, sponsored the exhibition.
The UI Museum of Art, located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City, is open
noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, and noon to 10 p.m. Thursday
and Friday. Admission is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking
lots west and north of the museum.
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