To commemorate her 70th birthday and the 38th anniversary of Facere Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington, Karen Lorene has put together an ambitious and impressive exhibition. Celebrating 70 features 70 unique pieces made by 70 different jewelers.

Each piece in the show relates to a specific year from 1940 to 2010. Most works are rooted in an historic event: the eruption of Mount St. Helens; the landmark case of Brown vs. The Board of Education; the invention of the Polaroid instant camera; the recording of We Are the World.

Celebrating 70 will be on view from August 19 through September 5, 2010. Facere Jewelry Art Gallery will host a lecture on Thursday, August 19 at 4:00pm with a reception to follow at 5:00pm.

Please join me in honoring the passion, dedication, and advocacy of Karen Lorene on this momentous occasion. If you are unable to attend Celebrating 70 in person, I highly recommend a visit to Facere’s website, where you can view each diverse and inspiring piece in this outstanding collection. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find:

1940 - Linda Kindler Priest, The End of Art Deco

1943 - Micki Lippe, Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?

1945 - Gina Pankowski, Slice of Life

1947 Barbara Seidenath, Instant Moment

1951 - Seth Papac, i.d.

1954 - Jessica Calderwood, Brown Versus Board of Education

1955 - Judith Hoyt, Rosa Parks

1959 - emiko oye, Dawning

1961 - Trudee Hill, Antifaschistischer Schutzwall Propaganda

1966 - Peg Fetter, Acid Test

1968 - Todd Pownell, La Beaute est dans larue

1976 - Todd Reed, Pressed Flowers

1980 - Alisa Miller, Mount St. Helens

1983 - Thomas Hill, Muscovy Duck

1985 - Liaung-Chung Yen, We Are the World

1987 - Kiff Slemmons, Designed by Ramona Solberg in 2004

1999 - Yeonmi Kang, Eclipse

2003 - Sarah Hood, Freedom: Mission Accomplished


4 Responses

    Brita Adkinson says:

    Amazing and unique jewelry!

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    I want to go to there.

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