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Lives of the Jewelers Artists’ Talks and Closing Reception

Lives of the Jewelers Artists' Talks and Closing Reception

October 7, 2022

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Portland Campus Art Gallery

UNE Art Gallery in Portland, Maine will host an artist talk and closing reception, in conjunction with “The Lives of the Jewelers”, up through October 9th at the UNE Art Gallery in Portland. Several artists in the exhibit, including Ebenezer Akakpo, Aminata Conteh, Naomi Grace McNeill, and Sharon Portelance, will discuss their practices. Refreshments will be served; free and open to the public.

From the forms of the region’s plants and animals to global social and cultural histories, inspirations abound for Maine Jewelers, who use metals and other precious materials to embody their creative responses to their physical and cognitive environments. In “The Lives of the Jewelers,” Maine metal artists will display their work, in the form of both jewelry and extended applications of their chosen materials, alongside imagery and text describing the sources that inspire them.

Featuring: Ebenezer Akakpo, Aminata Conteh, Shelby Goldsmith, Michael Good, Tim McCreight, Naomi Grace McNeill, J. E. Paterak, Kyle Patnaude, Christine Peters, Sharon Portelance, and Maria Wolff