Friday, September 25, 2009

Hellos and Goodbyes

This month we are excited to welcome new artists Andrea Millette, moving from the PAC Annex to studio 313, and just back with new work from Paris, and Lisa Adkinson, jewelry designer.  See Lisa's first post below!!

Tonight will be the last time for Cincinnatians to view Tom McFarlane's work.  As much as we have missed Tom's bright spirit and wisdom since his passing, tonight we will be saying goodbye to his very moving black and white photography.

May you rest where the spirits sing your name and the light creates eternal images in your soul.

Posted by Judi Parks

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Adventures in South Dakota

Here's some new work shot by Liz Murray who has just returned from a great adventure attending a Native American spiritual event.  Tonight is the first time I will get to speak with her about these great photos!  Hope you can stop by and hear her wonderful stories.

Posted by Judi Parks

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New studio 313 Jewelry Designer Receives Top Honor in National Competition


Meet our new jewelry artist at gallery hop tonight! We're happy to have her onboard!  Here's a little that was written about her.

Jewelry designer, Lisa Adkinson of Lisa Robin Jewelry, was recently honored as a Top 10 Copper Circle Finalist in a national annual competition for emerging designers. The Jewelry Design Business Development Grant program sponsored by industry supplier Halstead Bead Inc. awards cash grants and valuable business plan assistance to jewelry entrepreneurs. She will be paired with an established jewelry design mentor through the award’s business development program. 

The designs are taken from her interest in travel, architecture, culture, design, classic symbols and patterns. Each design reflects Lisa's emotional and spiritual connection to these experiences when she transforms her designs into sterling silver and semi-precious gemstone jewelry.

The Lisa Robin signature pattern Portale, (Italian for door or portal) was inspired by a wrought iron lintel above a doorway on a quiet street in Florence, Italy. Doorways frequently appear as a metaphor for change which is personally significant to her. The Lisa Robin debut collection uses the Portale design combined with her contemporary take on a paisley pattern, which originated as a symbol of renewal in Babylon as long as 3,000 years ago. “It is very gratifying to gain national recognition, especially after having just launched The Paisley Collection in February, 2009.” 

Posted by Judi Parks