Just wanted to thank those who came last night to my talk at the Atlantic Highlands Library. Thank you also to the staff there, especially Marilyn, for all their help and support with the exhibit and talk.
My rings are still on display there until Monday morning, so stop by if you haven't had the chance. Click here for more information.
Everyone thought I should tape the talk and put it on uTube. I think I might just do that, possibly this weekend.
I have some great news to share with you! On Tuesday, Dec. 6th, I will be speaking about my experience during the Ring a Day project. The talk will be at the Atlantic Highlands Library (temporary location is 48 Avenue C in the Fireman's Field clubhouse) at 7pm.
They have been kind enough to offer me space there for an exhibit of some of the rings I made, plus more recent work. You can stop by and see the exhibit during their open hours from December 1st (in the evening) through December 12th.
Thank you to Atlantic Highlands Herald for recently publishing news of this event. See the article here.
I spent the year of 2010 making a ring every day as part of a Flickr challenge group RAD2010. You can see all the rings I made through my page here. It was an exciting and inspiring year. I made online friends with jewelers all over the world, as we met online each day and posted images of our latest creations.
Marthe Le Van from Lark Books compiled a book of 700 photos of rings in the project. 30 of my rings are included. The book, entitled Ring a Day: 700 Photos from a 365 day Jewelry Challenge is available for sale on Amazon. It is also available in the Monmouth County Library catalog with copies at the Atlantic Highlands branch, Ocean Township branch and at Headquarters branch. Anyone in the county can request a copy through their local branch.
I'll have a few copies of the book for sale at the talk. I'll also have a few free swag bags for those who are nice enough to come! I'm looking forward to seeing you!
I am proud to tell you that seven of my rings are currently on exhibit at Punch Gallery in Seattle, Washington. The show is called Ring a Day 65 artists. 1 year. 365 rings. It runs from May 5 until May 29th, 2011.
This exhibit is tied in to the annual SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) conference. The exhibition features 65 international artists with work ranging from ephemeral and conceptual art rings to functional jewelry in both alternative and classic materials.
You can learn more about Punch Gallery and the exhibit at the gallery's website by clicking here.
A slide show of my seven rings is shown above.
More about the Ring a Day Project and all of the 365 rings that I made in 2010 can be found by clicking here.
Mary Lu Wason
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