2016 Guest Artists: Jeweller Jeannine Rosenberg & Painter Carolyn Bather

Posted Sep 6th, 2016 in General

2016 Guest Artists: Jeweller Jeannine Rosenberg & Painter Carolyn Bather

Where has the summer gone? One minute we were relaxing in the summer sunshine and the next we were scurrying around preparing for this year's Uxbridge Studio Tour. We have some outstanding new pieces to share with you this year. Some great new benches, wonderful sculptures, and of course tables...salvaged, reclaimed, live-edge, and up cycled materials have been transformed. We think you're going to love these new works! 

So, now that the tour is only a couple of weeks away (Sept 17 & 18) we thought we should take a moment to introduce you to our wonderful 2016 guest artists. 

Jeweller Jeannine Rosenberg is new to our home studio/gallery this year. Here's a little about Jeannine and her work in her own words; "The jewelry I create combines my deep love of beauty and history. In selecting the various elements that I bring together in a necklace, bracelet or belt buckle I am also choosing to connect and incorporate ancient and unusual materials from around the world. I love the challenge of designing something around an unusual stone, bead, button or found object. I have studied Hopi and Navajo silver smithing techniques and I bring that experience to the pieces I create. My work reflects my upbringing in the Southwestern United States as well as my travels in Mexico and Guatemala. The stone guides my fabrication because I want the silver and stone to be in harmony. Many pieces are set from the back, some are prong set. I love texturing the silver by cutting, adding overlay or fusing silver dust on the top surface. My work is irregular, asymmetrical and happily still evolving. My jewelry is sold in Savon du Bois, Uxbridge Ontario and db silversmith designs in Port Perry, Ontario."

Once again this year we will be joined by the wonderful abstract acrylic painter Carolyn Bather. Carolyn’s love of texture of and colour and the constantly evolving discovery of interplay between foreground and field, are recurring themes in her work. Her inspiration comes from observing our relationships with nature and the constructed world and the tension created between the two realities. Her intention is that her paintings inspire contemplation, observation and imagination. A graduate of The Ontario College Of Art And Design, Carolyn has worked as a graphic designer for more than 30 years and has been painting for 15 years. To take a peek at some of Carolyn's work before dropping by to meet her in person visit The Artist's Page website.

We hope to see you September 17 & 18!! 

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