(Virtual) Jewelry Week at TJL

We are eagerly anticipating New York City Jewelry Week 2020, which is virtual this year, taking place on several different platforms from November 16th–22nd. It promises to be as exciting and surprising as the real life version we’ve been part of in past years, with events organized around themes such as Playing for Keeps, The Now NOW, Mindful Adornment, Jewelry for All, Bench Business, Full Circle, and Cultural Experiment.

The Jewelry Library will be co-presenting with Gallery Loupe Tag, You’re It! an online exhibition featuring the work of Kiff Slemmons with Ani Afshar, Mike Arnold, Catherine Bowyer, Penny Burns, Susann Craig, Trine Ellitsgaard, Aurélie Guillaume, Anne Hirondelle, Michael Kreis, Matt Lambert, Peter Landon, Cheryl Lavers, Keith Lewis, Pasha Moezzi, Alexis Myre, Karen Patinkin, Maria Phillips, Kimberly Rachal, Georgina Silver, Curtis Steiner, C. Thresher, Terry Turrell, Catherine Vandenbrink, and Patrick Wilkins.

Tune in Tuesday, November 17th at 5:30pm for A Conversation with Kiff Slemmons, along with Patti Bleicher of Gallery Loupe, as we discuss the exhibition and the importance of community, connection, and jewelry in the context of our current cultural moment.

Later in the week, join us for a TJL presentation, Legacy: Jewelry Making in Building African American Communities, Preserving Heritage, and Pushing Creative Boundaries, with Sebastian Grant, curator, art historian, and professor at Parsons School of Design, Thursday, November 19th at 12:30pm. Grant’s research has been part of an ongoing effort to capture the stories of influential Black makers of jewelry and to let their artistic merits be given the credit that has been long due. He will cover some of the many contributions of African American jewelers in the hope of increasing wider acknowledgement of these important artists and their great influence and impact on the history of  modern jewelry.

And finally, Karen Davidov will be moderating Glimpse Behind the Scenes, a conversation about jeweler Lorraine West’s virtual retrospective Glimpse.
Visit the NYCJW website (nycjewelryweek.com) for more information on these and all the other wonderful events planned for the week.