Please join the City Arts Advisory Commission (CAAC) for the opening of the “Rocks, Gems & Jewels” exhibit and artist reception on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar Street.
The CAAC reviewed 34 pieces of work before selecting 29 pieces from 17 artists to be included in the show. The artists represented are Bob Riley, Gail McLain, Pat Herkal, Kathy Schreiner, Mark Weiss, Eva Kozun, Paulette Hill, Scott Thornhill, David Johannessohn, Barbara Neswald, Katherine Loveland, Evan Miller, Mary Marsh, Randy Radock, and Beighle, Nagle & Feigenbutz. The exhibit will be on display until December 21, 2018.
Art Talk on the Art Walk: The opening event will include demonstrations from local presenters talking about rock painting, stone sculpting, and jewelry restoration:
5:00 p.m. –Sarah Miller: “Paint a Rock, Give a Smile – How Sequim Rocks Got Its Start.” Miller is the Administrator for the Sequim Rocks Facebook page. Sequim Rocks is a public group intended to serve as a conduit for members’ creativity and desire to spread goodness throughout our corner of the world. It’s about beauty, playfulness, creativity, and kindness.
5:35 p.m. –Dan Fuller: “Estate Jewelry 101 and Is it a Diamond or Just Another Fake.” Fuller is the owner of Just Fix It, a Sequim jewelry sales and repair business. He has 38 years of jewelry experience from gold refining, casting, and stone setting, to basic repairs. Fuller has been a goldsmith in Sequim for the past 23 years specializing in fine antique and estate jewelry, coins, gold, and silver.
6:00 p.m. –Eva Kozun and Barbara Neswald: “A Beginners Guide to the Joy and Addiction of Sculpting in Stone.” Kozun and Neswald will discuss the interest they have in working with stone and the satisfaction that the medium offers when they create art using this interesting and challenging medium. An introduction to tools and techniques and two take home lessons will be included.
Kozun has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern Maine and a second degree in Art Education from the Maine College of Art. She was an art educator for 20 years and has exhibited her work in galleries throughout New England.
Neswald studied art at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts and Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, the Wallingford Community Arts Center, and the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. She has exhibited in shows and galleries throughout the east coast and has won multiple awards. Prior to retirement, she worked in advertising as a copywriter, creative director and director of marketing.
In the Lobby
Sarah Miller - from Sequim Rocks will demonstrate how to prepare and paint rocks.
Dan Fuller - from Just Fix It invites the public to bring in their jewelry and he will help to identify what it is and provide ideas for redesign.
Eva Kozan & Barbara Neswald – The artists will be available to answer questions and discuss their work on display.
Clallam County Gem & Mineral Association – All Things Lapidary – learn how to process a stone from rough, to slab, to cabochon, to finished jewelry.