Art Institute Lecture Focuses on Trends in Contemporary Jewelry
The Glen Ellyn Wheaton Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago hosted a member and guest event on Wednesday, February 15 at the Abbington Banquets in Glen Ellyn. At least 200 women gathered r for a Dessert and Coffee meeting to hear a lecture titled, “Cutting-Edge Jewelry Design,” by Carissa Kowalski Dougherty, Manager of Collection Information and Technology, at the Art Institute of Chicago. The audience was asked to wear their favorite piece of jewelry. Many who participated had stories to tell that went along with the jewelry they were sharing.
The Associates and their guests discovered that new technologies and new materials have changed the way jewelery designers create, allaying them closely to their counterparts in architecture, conceptual art, and industrial design. The Power Point program along with explanations surprised the listeners and a lively question and answer segment ensued. For information about becoming a member or guest of the Community Associates contact Membership Co-Chairman, Katie Damitz at 630-653-5659 or Paula Kavanaugh at 630-858-0578. The next event is a bus trip to the Symphony Center in Chicago for a lecture, musical and dance program, as well as exhibition viewing at the Art Institute.
Photo Caption: Left to right are Glen Ellyn Wheaton Art Associate members Sue Roberts, Sue Krause, Art Institute Lecturer Carissa Kowalski Dougherty, Joan Posejpal and Mary Zelesnik. The audience was asked to bring their favorite pieces of jewelry and these ladies are sharing their treasures with Dougherty. Many were antiques and costume jewelry was represented as well.