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Phenomenal Jewelry: A Group Exhibition
March 29 – April 23, 2016

There really is a class of gems that are titled “phenomenal” and they happen to be favorites of many of the artist-jewelers making original work today in their studios.  The gems include ladradorite, opal, star sapphires and rubies, moonstone, alexandrite and cat’s eye gems. These phenomenal gems exhibit unique optical properties, from iridescence to stars to changing lights akin to the Aurora Borealis.  We wonder if our ancestors considered them magical, and we still are drawn to them for their cosmic metaphorical power, suggesting moonlight and sun, rainbows and stars, shifting colors and play of light.

Participating artists:

Glenda Arentzen
Élise Bergeron 
Marco Borghesi

Michael Boyd 
Petra Class
Paula Crevoshay
Devta Doolan
Beth Farber 
Sean Gilson
Michael Jensen

Katherine Jetter
Janis Kerman 
Audrius Krulis
Sydney Lynch 
Enric Majoral 
Tom Munsteiner 
Harold O'Connor 
Omi Privé 
So Young Park 
Claudio Pino
Jeff and Susan Wise 
Peter Schmid/Atelier Zobel