Strong as a Diamond
Often, when people think of jewelers, they think of wizened old men with enormous magnifying loupes crouched over velvet cases littered with glittering diamonds. To break that stereotype, Shumakolowa Native Arts is hosting a female jewelers panel discussion titled “Fire, Stones and the Brilliance of Love” on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 5-7pm. The event is free for all-ages and features Native female metalsmiths Liz Wallace (Maidu /Washoe/Navajo), Althea Cajero (Santo Domingo/Acoma), Jennifer Curtis (Navajo) and Glenda Loretto (Jemez) discussing subjects like dealing with the pressures of an often traditional industry, the demanding physicality of forging metal and more. Show up to learn how these creative women are recasting the industry from the inside. (Renée Chavez)
Saturday Feb 11, 2017
Albuquerque, NM 87104
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Explore the world of Native jewelry from the perspective of several skilled women who are making their mark as metalsmiths.
Explore the world of Native jewelry from the perspective of several skilled women who are making their mark as metalsmiths. From innovations like ceramic coating and bronze to pearls and diamonds, these remarkable artists are pushing boundaries in an environment that is often strictly traditional. How have they dealt with these pressures as well as the demanding physicality of forging metal into works of art? Come hear their thoughts on changing the Native jewelry industry from the inside.