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Antiquemania Jewelry Lecture
6:30 PM - 11:59 PM Pratt Manhattan Gallery
Date: November 16, 2018 to November 16, 2018
Where: Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, New York, New York, United States, 10011
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Arts & Theater
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Red on Red Brooch with Gemstone Button, 2016 hand-cut brass, powder coat, paper, mylar, aluminum, and steel 3 x 3.25 x 0.5 in. Image courtesy Ashley Buchanan Join SCPS at an event to celebrate New York City Jewelry Week. A festival dedicated to promoting the world of jewelry through innovative NYC focused programming. SCPS presents an exhibtion entitled: ANTIQUEMANIA. Curated by Ana Estrades and Sasha Nixon, ANTIQUEMANIA showcases the work of contemporary jewelry designers inspired by ancient and historical jewelry, motifs, and techniques. Guided by Professor Patricia Madeja, Coordinator for the Fine Art Jewelry Program at Pratt, SCPS offers a Jewelry Design and Marketing Certificate. ANTIQUEMANIA artists, Isabelle Busnel, Kelly Jean Conroy, and Jeanette Caines discuss their respective creative processes and historical references found in their work. The presentations will be followed by a round table discussion between the artists and curators, Sasha Nixon and Ana Estrades.   ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Isabelle Busnel's silicon jewel stomachers revisit Baroque and Victorian-era fashion, pattern, and decoration using a contemporary material.  Kelly Jean Conroy creates beautiful, delicate momento mori as odes to her memories of tenderly creating shrines for wildlife found expired in nature during her childhood.  Jeanette Caines executes intricate pieces by pulling inspiration from ancient sources. Her work displays a wealth of minute granulation and wire work. She seeks to perfect ancient techniques and applies them to a modern aesthetic. SPEAKER BIOS Isabelle Busnel After a 15-year career in finance and banking, an urge to express herself in a different way led her to retrain academically. Ms. Busnel obtained her HND in Jewelry in 2008 and a Research MA in 2010, both from the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design (London Metropolitan University). ​Ms. Busnel is a member of Dialogue Collective, a group of London-based jewelers and silversmiths.  She is curre
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