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"Swinging Hammers and Gleaming Metals" exhibition and reception

by Laura Gleason on 2019-09-23T14:04:41-06:00 in Art | Comments

Art by Idaho State University Metals and Jewelry Students. Reception is October1 from 6 to 8 p.m. on the first floor in Oboler Library

The Oboler Library at Idaho State University is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibit of metal art by students of professor Kristina Glick October 1, 2019. The exhibit is located in the Library’s 1st floor Art area.

  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., October 1, Meet the artist's at the show's reception. Refreshments will be served.
  • The Oboler Library is located on the corner of MLK and South 9th, at 850 South 9th in Pocatello, ID.
  • Parking is free on campus after 4 p.m.

ISU art student Victoria Fischer is the curator of “Swinging Hammers and Gleaming Metal,” which includes all levels of jewelry students at ISU, from Intro level to Advanced level and beyond. Victoria states:

I want everyone in the community to see what it is that we jewelry students do. I feel that not enough people know that we have this class and that it inspires people to try harder and persevere through adversity.

Victoria is a senior at ISU and will be graduating this December. She decided that she wanted everyone’s work to be seen before she left. With the guidance of her teacher, Kristina Glick, Victoria has been working to get all the metals students in this show, which includes small sculptures, display items, and jewelry. Visiting artist Kristina Glick has been teaching Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making classes at ISU for three years and has encouraged her students to push boundaries and try new ideas.

“Swinging Hammers and Gleaming Metal” opens October 1, 2019 and it will close November 15, 2019. It can be viewed whenever the Library is open; see a complete listing of the Library’s hours.

In the Introduction to Metals and Jewelry class students learn basic metalsmithing skills and apply them to the creation of jewelry and small metal sculpture.  Emphasis is places on cultivating visual design skills as well as mastering basic materials and technical processes.  In the Intermediate and Advanced Metals and Jewelry classes, students explore more complex techniques and processes such as enameling, casting, and etching while developing a personal visual vocabulary and the ability to solve both design and technical problems.

For more information about art in the Library, contact austkris@isu.edu.


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