Convergence II opened at the Nan Miller Gallery in Rochester, New York on July 27 just prior to the start of our annual conference, The Gathering. www.nanmillergallery.com
The exhibition was impressive in their space and their detail work in printing a beautiful art card, doing a mailing to their client list, and hosting a grand opening event was greatly appreciated. We thank them so very much for everything! Naturally the show was also a part of our Friday, Evening of Glass Gallery Tour during the conference.
Three pieces from the show were purchased during its time at the Nan Miller Gallery. Convergence II closed in Rochester on August 20 and is now making its way to the next stop, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, Texas! It will open on September 25 and close on November 28. www.crafthouston.org
Pictures from the Nan Miller Gallery and an announcement from the newsletter sent by HCCC are shown below. More news on Convergence II, with additional locations and updates will be posted again in this thread.
Convergence II Coming Soon to the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Adorning the Past, Present & Pretend
September 25 – November 28, 2010
Friday, September 24, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
(coincides with the opening of CraftTexas 2010 in the main galleries)
Did you ever wonder what type of bracelet might have been worn by the Greek goddess, Persephone of the Underworld? Or perhaps what style of necklace Sigmund Freud might design? Visit the Artist Hall at HCCC to discover how members of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) have been inspired by persons of fact and fiction in this phenomenal juried exhibition. Convergence II features 55 pieces of stunning jewelry—including necklaces, brooches and collars—all made of handmade glass beads. Each piece is inspired by a person from history, real or imagined, and designed with that person in mind.
ISGB has a mission to educate and promote the art of glass beadmaking, preserve the traditions of the art form, and encourage the continued renaissance of contemporary glass beadmaking. For more information, visit www.isgb.org.
Above, from left to right: Donna Prunkard & Stacy Frost, Percussive Dance. Necklace. Handmade glass beads and mixed media. Betty Fetvedt & Kathy King, Nefertari’s Legacy. Necklace. Handmade glass beads and mixed media. Terri Caspary Schmidt & Anne Mitchell, Dharmachakra: The Wheel of Law. Necklace. Handmade glass beads and mixed media. Jan Larsen & Robin Foster, The Analytical Engine. Necklace. Handmade glass beads and mixed media. All photos by Jerry Anthony.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5 PM; Sunday 12 - 5 PM
713-529-4848 - www.crafthouston.org