News Release - Contemporary Jewellery by Melody Armstrong
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Contemporary Jewellery by Melody Armstrong Opens at Affinity Gallery

The Saskatchewan Craft Council (SCC) is pleased to present Contemporary Jewellery by Melody Armstrong, an exhibition of new work from SCC artist Melody Armstrong, curated by Mary Lynn Podiluk. The exhibition opens Friday, September 4th at Affinity Gallery.

In this exhibition of wearable works, Melody Armstrong showcases elaborate and complex jewellery pieces which juxtapose organic reference with industrial aesthetic. Armstrong aims to investigate new design ideas which incorporate mastered traditional technique. She finds that the scale of jewellery allows for an intimate interaction between object and viewer. Armstrong writes:
"My jewellery is born through a diligent creative process of influence, design rendering, and then using my metalsmithing skills to form and manipulate materials into my desired intention… my aim is to manipulate the materials to arrive at jewellery forms that elicit visual stimulus and tactile qualities."

Melody Armstrong graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design with Distinction, majoring in Jewellery and Metal in 1999. Melody maintains a professional studio and is the jewellery instructor and artist in residence at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Exhibition Dates:   September 4 to October 17, 2015
Public Reception:  Friday, September 11, 2015, 7 - 9 pm
For more information, to arrange an interview with a staff member or the artist, or for high resolution images, please contact:

Leslie Potter or Maia Stark, Exhibitions & Education Coordinators
Saskatchewan Craft Council
813 Broadway Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5
Phone: 306-653-3616, ext. 25

The Saskatchewan Craft Council gratefully acknowledges the support of
"Star Box Catch Neckpiece" by Melody Armstrong.
"Plasma Wave Earrings" by Melody Armstrong
"Beach Stone Pin" by Melody Armstrong
Copyright © 2015 Saskatchewan Craft Council, All rights reserved.

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