2008/10/27

Metal Arts Students Recycle Castaway Jewelry into Brilliant, Sustainable New Designs


Metal Arts Students Recycle Castaway Jewelry into Brilliant, Sustainable New Designs

Radical Jewelry Makeover Exhibit On View through November 9th

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 26, 2008 -- Academy of Art University School of Fine Art Sculpture students have joined forces with art students from across the Bay Area to participate in San Francisco's first-ever Radical Jewelry Makeover. After sifting through a rich supply of donated pieces from more than one hundred Bay Area residents, melting down precious metals, and forming creative new designs, the resulting fresh, unique, handmade, and mainly recycled jewelry are ready to be showcased at San Francisco's Velvet da Vinci Gallery.

Approximately twenty Academy of Art University students and alumni have created striking wearable metal arts creations for Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM). Each student was passionate about inventively reconstructing the materials donated during the RJM Bay Area Jewelry Drive this past fall. As a group, the AAU students created more than 70 pieces for juried selection into the RJM - San Francisco exhibit. "As an artist in metal arts, I think it is really important to be aware of where your metals are coming from," shares Academy of Art University School of Fine Art Sculpture student Tura Sugden. "Radical Jewelry Makeover is making it possible for more consumer demand in sustainable jewelry source materials."

The Academy of Art University is participating in the largest RJM to date along with artists from California College of the Arts, City College of San Francisco, the Crucible, Metal Arts Guild, Revere Academy, Richmond Art Center, and Scintillant Studio. "This event is an exciting and spectacular way to make all artists deeply aware of the vital importance and responsibility of recycling in our profession," says Academy of Art University Director of Graduate Fine Art Sculpture Charlene Modena.

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