Friday, March 11, 2011

International Women's Day

It's International Women's Day, and an appropriate day to see the current exhibition at the Affinity Gallery - FORM.
This exhibition by four Regina jewellers is appropriate for today not because of an intrinsic association between women and jewellery. Instead it's appropriate today because FORM is a show created by four talented women and curated by a fifth.

Some of the pieces in the exhibition are evocative of the issues that International Women's Day raises and some of the successes it celebrates. For example, Gail Daggett has three pieces made in tribute to the memory of her grandmother. One, Remnants, is built around the old wooden remains of her grandmother's shed. The necklace shows the lined, weathered beauty acquired by time - and how the modern age can transform, revitalize and celebrate the survival of the old. It's a transmission of strength and beauty across the generations of strong, talented women.

FORM was created by Gail Daggett, Shauna Mitru, Melody Armstrong and Megan Hazel, and curated by Marlo Gebhardt. It will be showing at the Affinity Gallery until April 15.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

FORM: Four Regina Jewellery Artists

JEWELLERY to be featured at Affinity Gallery
EVENT: Opening reception for FORM – an exhibition of work from 4 Regina
DATE: Friday, March 4, 2011
HOURS: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Affinity Gallery, Saskatchewan Craft Council, 813 Broadway
Avenue, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
FORM – an exhibition of work from 4 Regina jewellers will be open at the Affinity
Gallery on Friday, March 4. The opening reception will run from 7 to 9 pm, with
the public welcomed.
FORM – features the latest work from 4 award winning Regina jewellery artists:
Megan J. Hazel, Melody Armstrong, Shauna Mitru and Gail Daggett.
“All that glitters is not gold,” said Judy Haraldson, exhibition coordinator for the
Saskatchewan Craft Council. “It can also be silver, copper, titanium or lamp work
“The jewellery made by these Regina jewellers shows the exquisite beauty that
can be created by Saskatchewan artists who combine innovative design, expert
craftsmanship, and a sense of fun.”
The Affinity Gallery is located at 813 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon. Operated by
the Saskatchewan Craft Council, it is Saskatchewan’s only public exhibition
gallery dedicated to fine craft.
FORM – runs from March 4 to April 15 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm daily (including
Sundays). Admission is free of charge.