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Butterfield Gallery January 2019 Feature Artists, CarlyleGibbs Wearable Art
January 4 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
An Artist Talk, First Friday January 4th at 6pm is an opportunity to meet the artists, and hear the behind-the-scenes view of their inspiration and processes.
Kathryn Carlyle and Cheryl Gibbs unique collaboration began during silversmithing classes at the Boca Raton Art Museum School two decades ago. They formed a unique bond, and began to jointly create one-of-a-kind wearable art. Exhibiting at galleries, art shows and many other venues together, their designs have hit the runways as well as film recognition. CarlyleGibbs has received numerous awards throughout the years.
Kathryn’s primary focus is her jewelry designs and metal work. Her unique art jewelry incorporate rich textured surfaces, colorful vibrant gem stones, and tailored precious metals. Kathryn accents many of her work with unusual materials in order to create a new look. In the artist’s own view she believes “the pieces of jewelry I create are meant to be savored and handled. Each piece I design has a rich heritage; it is my desire to enhance and embellish the materials by adding my own unique creativity to my limited edition collectibles.”
Since college, Cheryl has been involved in the arts, as a designer, product development, and Gallery Manager. But she is most proud of her jewelry designs. Winning first prize at Disney Worlds Festival of the Arts was a career highlight. Cheryl’s works use a variety of essential skills in production. The metal is hand fabricated either with a saw and solder or created with metal clay and fired in a kiln. More advanced techniques include chasing, piercing, enamel, granulation and casting. She has learned to mix materials and processes to create original works and the result is stylish, elegant, unusual jewelry.