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, “Swinging Hammers and Gleaming Metal,” which is on display until November 15, 2019. It can be viewed whenever the Library is open; see a complete listing of the Library’s hours. The exhibit is located in the Library’s 1st floor Art area.
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 worked 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.
In the Introduction to Metals and Jewelry class, students learn basic metalsmithing skills and apply them to the creation of jewelry and small metal sculptures. Emphasis is placed 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 Sandra Shropshire at email@example.com.