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First Friday After Hours Open House
February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Featured Artist: Terri Hickey
and Art with HeART Benefit for NAMI Geauga
Terri Hickey & This Side of Classic
Why jewelry? Ok, well, I will tell you…I admit it; I love jewelry and always have. I will even confess that I have planned an entire outfit around one particular piece. Growing up with a mother who was an art teacher, I can distinctly remember rummaging through my Mom’s art supplies, hoping to find something that would turn into a necklace or bracelet. After receiving a B.A. in Fashion Marketing and Design from the University of Illinois, I worked for many years in the “fashion world” where jewelry and accessories are always prominent. So, in 2008, I gave into my passion and began taking classes, working exclusively with fine silver.
My experiences with fine silver led me into more traditional forms of metalsmithing, working with sterling silver and copper, dichroic glass, enamels, and the age-old art of chainmaille. And that right there, I believe, is the reason that I love handcrafting jewelry as much as I love wearing it. Designing and creating jewelry allows me to use more than just my drawing skills. It allows me to create several different media. Designing and planning a piece satisfies my love of drawing and design, and metals will enable me to see the three dimensions in my design come to life. The engineering behind a piece and the problem solving to get the final part to work (i.e., hinges, angles, bails, etc.) are a challenge for me that I take great delight in conquering.
Finally, I am fascinated with glass. The properties and colors enamor me. Being able to incorporate glass into my jewelry designs is the ultimate thrill for me. Jewelry design is the complete package when it comes to satisfying my creative soul. The inspiration behind my jewelry designs comes from an appreciation of sophisticated, clean lines, with minimal frill and maximum impact, streamlined and contemporary, but never dull. Just as my business’ name implies, classic, but with a little twist. I sincerely hope you enjoy wearing my original designs as much as I have enjoyed creating them.
Just in time for your valentine!
Art with HeART
This benefit hosted by Artisans’ Corner Gallery will feature specially made 6″ x 8″ works of “Art with HeART” available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit NAMI Geauga, an organization that is very dear to the Gates Family and Artisans’ Corner Gallery. Art has beauty and meaning so help us support this important cause and join us for an evening of joy, friendship. and heart!
NAMI Geauga County’s Mission Statement: To offer mutual support and empowerment to persons and their families affected by mental illness through education, advocacy, and emotional support.
NAMI Geauga is one of over 1200 local affiliates of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. We are a grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all individuals and families whose lives are affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community of hope for all those in need. We offer the kind of understanding and care that only those who have lived the experience of mental illness can provide.
Our vision is to create a culture where open disclosure of mental illness does not have negative consequences in the community, the schools and in the workplace. We continue to seek better treatment for mental illnesses and to eliminate the stigma associated with them. Our programs are a primary source of assistance to people of all cultural and economic backgrounds.
For more information on NAMI: https://namigeauga.org/