I’m fresh back from the Society of North American Goldsmiths conference in Toronto. It was three and a half days of intense lectures, panel discussions, presentations and demos all addressing a different facet of the jewelry industry. It’s going to take me a while to process all of the information that I stuffed into my brain over these few days, to be sure. Suffice it to say that it was very inspiring and I came out of it with a thirst for more and a burning desire to enroll in a Masters program. Or at least a class of some kind…
(View from my room)
(Some SNAG Members handling an Elsa Peretti sterling mesh scarf)
There were numerous jewelry exhibitions all over and I soaked in several while I roamed the city, most notably the Ferrous exhibit at 18k. Ferrous was visiting from Velvet Da Vinci in San Francisco and I was delighted when I realized it was going to be in town. I also managed to make it out to the AGO to check out the Patti Smith Exhibit as well as a portraiture exhibit called “Light My Fire” and a modernist painting exhibit. I had been dying to see Patti Smith’s photo exhibit since I visited Toronto in January and realized I was just a little too early to make it. I’m very happy to have been able to catch the tail end of “Camera Solo” and pick up the catalogue.
An action packed and successful visit to Toronto made possible by the generous funding of Arts Nova Scotia.
(The Art Gallery of Ontario in the distance)
(Nan Goldin, “My Bed at Hotel La Louisiane, Paris” from Light My Fire, AGO)