Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery presents new exhibition featuring emerging metal and jewelry artists

"In Process - Emerging Artists in Metalsmithing and Jewelry" opens September 27!

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ROCHESTER, NY (09/18/2013)(readMedia)-- The Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery will present In Process – Emerging Artists in Metalsmithing and Jewelry, featuring nearly 20 young artists with a fresh perspective on metalsmithing and jewelry making, from Friday, September 27-October 25, 2013, with an artist reception September 27 from 5-7 p.m.


Beginning September 27-October 25, 2013, the Colacino Gallery at Nazareth College Arts Center will also present Residuum, a collaboration between photographer Ann Lovett and artist/educator Mary Hafeli, with an artist reception September 27 from 5-7 p.m. The Colacino Gallery is open Wednesday-Sunday from noon-5 p.m.

In comments from their joint artists' statement, Lovett and Hafeli describe the exhibit as combining "the contemporary technologies of macro photography and digital printing, and the ancient encaustic medium to explore the allure of decay and the temporality of matter that we found there. The resulting works suggest the passage of time and change on both the microcosmic and macrocosmic scale. They are reminiscent of topographical maps or planetary surfaces; they may suggest the minute, cellular structures of living things. And suspended in indeterminate time, these images float in layers of primordial substance, beeswax."


In Process – Emerging Artists in Metalsmithing and Jewelry features the work of nearly 20 emerging young artists with a new vision for their medium.

"This exhibit represents contemporary trends in the field of jewelry and metalsmithing," said Nazareth College Department of Art professor, Lynn Duggan, who curated the exhibit based on nominations by faculty from regional colleges with jewelry and metalsmithing programs. "People are going to be very surprised by what they see. The jewelry, for example, is conceptual and very sculptural, and the sculptors used metal techniques on all sorts of different materials to achieve extraordinary results!"

Duggan and her academic co-curaters wanted to showcase works by young artists in the early stages of their careers. The artists on display include Jessica Armstrong, jewelry artist; Nazareth College alum Daniel DiCaprio, sculptor; Jennifer Wells-Dickerson, jewelry artist; Nazareth College alum Jaclyn Didas, jewelry artist; Kima Enerson, sculptor and jewelry artist; Holland Houdek, sculptor and jewelry artist; Tina Lazzarine, sculptor and jewelry artist; Jera Lodge, jewelry artist; Timothy McMahon, sculptor; Robert Thomas Mullen, sculptor and jewelry artist; Kyle Patnaude, sculptor; Sara Pfau, sculptor; Nicole Savoy, sculptor; Samantha Skelton, sculptor and jewelry artist; Melanie Smith, jewelry artist; Rachel Timmins, sculptor and jewelry artist; Brian Weissman, sculptor; and Logan Woodle, sculptor.

The result is a diverse exhibit.

"This region is so rich in people working with metals," Duggan commented. "This exhibit represents a small but fascinating part of that work."

In Process - Emerging Artists in Metalsmithing and Jewelry; September 27-October 25, 2013; artist reception September 27, 5-7 p.m.; Arts Center Gallery is open Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday, noon-5 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, noon-8 p.m.; automated info line: 585-389-5073

About the Nazareth College Department of Art

The Nazareth College Department of Art offers undergraduate programs in studio art, art education, visual communication design, and art history. The College offers graduate programs in art education and art therapy.

In the past decade, Nazareth has built two state-of-the-art galleries to serve the College and the community. Exhibitions in the Arts Center Gallery and Colacino Gallery are free of charge and open to the public. For additional information, please visit

About the Arts Center Gallery

The vision of the Arts Center Gallery is to be regionally and nationally recognized as an artistic institution that contributes to the cultural and educational life of students, faculty, and the larger community by providing a venue for high-quality, diverse artwork that advances intellectual exploration, aesthetic evaluation, and critical inquiry. Exhibitions are curated under the direction of the fine art faculty at Nazareth College by invitation. Gallery hours are: Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday, noon-5pm; Friday-Saturday, noon-8pm. For additional information, please visit or call the automated information line: 585-389-5073.

About the Colacino Gallery

Established through the generous support of Margaret Colacino, artist and art educator, the Colacino Gallery serves as a cultural and educational resource for Nazareth students as well as the greater Rochester community. Its goal is to complement the liberal arts by fostering critical thinking, intellectual diversity, visual literacy, and aesthetic values. In addition to exhibitions generated in-house, artists are invited to submit proposals for solo or small group shows. The Colacino Gallery is located in the Art Department wing of the Arts Center complex on the second floor. Gallery hours are: Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. For additional information, please visit or call the automated information line: 585-389-5073.


Nazareth is a coeducational, independent college on a suburban campus just outside Rochester, N.Y. The College challenges students to rise to their potential with a liberal arts and sciences foundation, professional programs, experiential learning, and an innovative curriculum that addresses the current and emerging needs of the world - ranging from economics to physical therapy to environmental science. With more than 40 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs, a vibrant arts center and a variety of athletics, clubs and organizations, Nazareth prepares students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. For more information, visit

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