I am pleased to announce my Master’s Thesis Exhibition, Ultra-Memento, will be on-view at the University Gallery at San Diego State University from April 30th to May 10th. The reception will be held May 10th from 6-9pm. For images of the work, and to learn more about the exhibition, please click here.
We cordially invite you to attend a special preview of the SDSU Jewelry Students Co-op Annual Sale. There is a lot of exciting new work from the grads and undergrads alike!
If you are not in the area, please check out our Opportunity Drawing website for a chance to win the earrings pictured!!! http://www.sdsujewelrycoop.org/
Please join us in the Jewelry and Metalwork Studio, Art North 402 from 5p - 8p.
Reserved parking spaces will be located in Lot 14 (map attached).
The sale will continue on:
11/15 - 11/16
10am - 3pm
Foyer of the Jackson Gallery, 5th Floor, Art South
(no reserved parking - please be sure to buy a permit!)
@Friday Night Liberty
5pm - 9pm
2750 Historic Decatur Road
San Diego, CA 92106
From cave paintings and illuminated manuscripts to Art Nouveau objects and still lifes, flora and fauna have been a continuous theme in our visual culture. It is only logical that plants and animals play such a large role in the decorative arts. Humans have a strong connection to other living organisms, we rely on one another for emotional and physical nourishment. Sometimes that relationship is comforting, other times threatening. This connection may be what leads us to adorn our surroundings and ourselves with flora and fauna.
Flora…and Some Fauna is an exhibition that will look at current representations of plants and animals in contemporary jewelry.
I'm pleased to announce I will be having a trunk show at the Menil Collection Bookstore Friday, December 4th from 6-8pm! Come say hi, and join us for light bites from Bistro Menil! The bookstore is located across from the Menil Collection, on 1520 Sul Ross st. HTX. Click here to RSVP to the facebook event.
For the second year in a row, I have donated a retablo for the Dia de los Muertos Gala and Silent Auction to benefit the Lawndale Art Center! The gala is super fun, and a great opportunity to snag some inexpensive artwork! Over the past few years, we have won a few outstanding pieces at this event! Click here to see the retablos for auction!
Lately I have been intrigued by artificial grottoes- my retablo is a large-scale version of a jewelry piece I have been working on.
Last year I took a 3D design workshop at the Glassell School of Art from a fantastic teacher, artist, and friend, Nathan Dube. After the course, I was able to apply some of my (limited) 3D rendering skills to create forms I could not have done by hand. The piece below, which utilizes these forms is included in the current exhibition, Course of Action: 50 Years of Jewelry and Enamel at the Glassell School of Art. The opening is Friday, May 29, from 5:30-8:00pm at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
I am happy to be traveling back to Boston for the SNAG Conference this year, and to participate in 67 Facets, an exhibition showcasing the work of 67 students, alumni, and faculty from the jewelry and metalsmithing department at MassArt. The show is held in the Student Life Gallery in the Kennedy Building, reception Saturday, May 23, 3-6pm.
Bodega is happening this Saturday! We had so much fun last December that we are so excited to share our handmade goods, along with beverages and tunes from Seize the Beat once again! Location: Houston Foundry 1712 Burnett st. See our facebook page: Bodega!
It's your last chance to check out Mapped: A Survey of Houston Contemporary Jewelry and Metalwork (closes April 8) and Urban Ecologies (closes April 12)!!!!
Here is a really great review of Urban Ecologies from Glasstire, written by Sandra Zalman: http://glasstire.com/2015/03/17/urban-ecologies-at-galveston-art-center/ I was great to be a part of a multi-disciplinary show, and Sandra's shout-out to decorative arts (my work) was exciting: "Walker and Wellen’s inclusion of decorative arts alongside paintings, collage and digital imagery is an unusual and smart decision that expands the idea of ecology with reference to both the arts landscape and the landscape of the body".
I am really pleased to be a part of this great jewelry show, showcasing Houston-based metalsmiths who created work based on our great city. At Houston Community College Central Art Gallery, 3517 Austin st, through April 8. The gallery will be closed March 14-22 for Spring break.
I am happy to be a part of the group show, Urban Ecologies, curated for Galveston Arts Center by Anna Walker and Laura Wellen of Barometry Projects- a new, Houston-based curatorial initiative www.barometryprojects.org . Urban Ecologies will be on view February 28 - April 12, the opening is Saturday, February 28 from 6-8pm.
Please visit us this Sunday for curated pop up filled with genuine goods for you and yours. Featuring work from a select group of Houston designers, makers and artists.
Corey Ackelmire Metalwork
We're happy to be hosting food from Sparrow, drinks from Deep Eddy, and vinyl tunes from Sieze the Beat!
Events will ensue between 2:00 and 7:00 on Sunday, December 7th at the Houston Foundry. Come have a drink on us and shop the best of Houston.
Last weekend I took some pictures of works in progress. As I post this, some of these objects now look completely different.