Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Autumn Mosaic

Leaves are changing colors, temperatures are dropping and football is all over the television. This can only mean one thing; It's time for Fall's Artrageous Weekend!

Poppy will be playing host to three amazing artists, one photographer and two jewerly artists.

Karen Kaupanger is a local artist whose photography has begun to focus on the natural beauty of the flora and fauna of the American Content.

Karen Kaupanger developed her appreciation of the natural world at an early age. She grew up in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California where a day's play meant wandering in redwood forests and collecting rocks on the beach.

Kaupanger has the talent to find beauty in unexpected places such as the North Platte River valley near Kearney, Nebraska, which annualy hosts the migration of hundreds of thousands of majestic Sand Hill cranes.

Randi Chervitz is a jewlery artist from St. Louis and has been making jewelry since 1987.

She began exploring forms in metal at Parsons School of Design, New York City, as part of her studies there. From Parson's, Chervitz transferred to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, the "Harvard" of metalsmithing, to study with internationally-known jeweler, Richard Mawdsley.

Randi's influences include couture fashion, it's history, expressiveness and relationship to everyday life. Also important are the transformation of the role of women in the past fifty years, and the emergence of the self as one grows through life.

Chervitz feels priviledged to make her own living through her art-making, and is constantly exploring new ways to create texture through metal. Her crocheted surfaces are her trademark, and hammered and soldered linear techniques reveal new directions.
Jamie Cassavoy is a jewelry artist based in Atlanta, GA. From the beginning, her goal has been to make limited production, one of a kind jewelry made by hand. From Sterling Silver, 18k gold and precious and semi-precious gems, Jamie and her staff at Cassavoy & Co meticulously craft each piece.

Jamie's influences are extensive. Cassavoy has culled inspiration from aesthetics as diverse as Art Deco and African Tribal Art; however, looking outside her window at the trees and flowers growing in her yard is her favorite inspiration.

Using botanicals as the base for all of the designs in her line, Jamie has also mixed together clean lines, feminine forms that look delicate yet substantial, and texture with accents of color to create a line of jewelry that has gained a large and loyal following.

Ultimately, Jamie's goal is to produce beautiful jewelry that is a pleasure to wear and makes the wearer feel beautiful.

We hope you will join us for this special weekend event. Our artists will be available to speak with you about their work Friday evening from 4pm-9pm and Saturday 11am-4pm.
"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all." ~ Stanley Horowitz

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