Come to pARTiculars and check out Karen’s ring collection, silver and gold.
Mark your calendars! ANO’s in Lafayette, June 9th. Second Friday of every month till September.
You’re invited to a reception for Ann Raabe, our May/June Guest Artist, on Sunday May 21 from 2-4 pm.
Ann grew up in South Africa. After completing a Bachelor of Science in Zoology, and while crisscrossing five continents as a self-described vagabond, she worked as an environmental scientist and English teacher. In 1994, Ann moved to the United States. Her work has been shown at the Madden Museum in Denver, and is represented by Saatchi Art.
Ann’s three-dimensional wall sculptures are mosaic assemblages honoring African masks purchased from traders while on visits to her home country. The masks are created for sale to tourists, and are not intended for ritual or sacred purposes.
“I grew up enraptured by the power of the mask,” Ann said. “Masks are archetypes of human existence and offer a synergy of power and beauty that piques the recesses of our deepest yearnings and fears. They embody our collective human consciousness, and possess the power to guide us and catalyze our imagination and our potential.
“I learn the significance and intention of each mask from the trader,” Ann said, “and integrate this with my own personal knowledge and research. Ultimately, the innate essence of the mask speaks to me. Piece by piece, combining fragments of mirror and natural elements, the whole is cohesively joined in a shimmering aura of reflective beauty.”
Come look at the 50 plus artist’s work at pARTiculars and to find one-of-a-kind gifts.
Robin Shinn is an emerging Colorado artist living in the Arvada area. Designing handcrafted jewelry since 2010, her inspiration comes from a love of beautiful natural stones carefully selected and combined with mixed metals in creating unique personal jewelry. Her work has been shown in art fairs and trunk shows throughout the Denver area.
Join Gail Siegel, jewelry artist at pARTiculars, who will be demoing how she makes metal shapes using a hydraulic press. By annealing the metal (heat it up really hot!) you can use a hydraulic press to create beautiful puffed pieces of metal that can be used to make one of kind jewelry pieces. Gail will be showing how to create stars and holiday trees. Participants will be able to try their own hand at shaping!
Gail will be demoing from 10-12pm
Beginning Jewelry Skills: making a holiday ornament from metal
In this class students will learn basic jewelry skills including, sawing, filing/sanding, drilling, stamping and soldering. Using base metals of copper, brass or nickel silver, students will design and construct a decorative holiday ornament or small sign for the wall or hearth. All materials are included in materials fee. Students are encouraged to bring in ideas and pictures of fun ornaments. Please also bring a pair of garden gloves if you don’t like handling metal and files/sandpaper. This class is one three-hour session.
Schedule: Sunday, Sunday Nov 27th
Materials Fee: $30
Sign up for one of the Needle Felted Ornament Workshops. Call to reserve your spot. There are two sessions 4:45 and 6:45. Call pARTiculars to reserve your spot or sign up on the website under classes. $15 per snowman and penguin ornament.
Thanks for dressing up and heading over to pARTiculars Saturday night to listen to music, eat fun food, and socialize along with checking out the gallery.
Come and check out Sandy’s beautiful ceramic work along with her drawings and cards. Sandy also is an amazing teacher and teaches classes at pARTiculars, such as Drawing with Colored Pencils. Go to classes to check out.