Unexpected Pleasures: Jewelry and Metalsmithing ArtPrize Exhibition

Unexpected Pleasures: Jewelry and Metalsmithing ArtPrize Exhibition

Date and Time

Saturday, October 7, 2017


Studio Us (343 South Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503)


Vote Code #65930


Featuring: Anna Petlick | Castina Bombardo | Emily Karsten | Lisa Castro | Tabatha Gulino | Ellyn Stasiak | Jillian Thompson

The seven entries of wearable art by Jewelry/Metalsmithing students at Grand Valley State University represents diverse approaches to adornment, but all with a specific intent by the artist be it social, political, humor, transformation, etc. Each piece is accompanied by a photograph of the work on the body which becomes the gallery for work of this nature. 

As makers, the students embrace the opportunity to engage in a public conversation about contemporary jewelry and its place in society. We hope the work opens new ways of thinking and unexpected pleasures.

The exhibition is open at the following times:

  • Monday through Thursday, from 5:00–8:00pm;
  • Friday and Saturday, from noon–8:00pm;
  • Sunday, from noon–6:00pm;

You can also read the GVNow article on the event here.



For more information, please contact:

Professor Beverly Seley


Professor Renee Zettle-Sterling


This event also occurs on 9/20/17, 9/21/17, 9/22/17, 9/23/17, 9/24/17, 9/25/17, 9/26/17, 9/27/17, 9/28/17, 9/29/17, 9/30/17, 10/1/17, 10/2/17, 10/3/17, 10/4/17, 10/5/17, 10/6/17 and 10/8/17


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