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Books & DVDs

Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography – By Ursula Ilse-Neuman. Published to accompany an exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design, NY, this catalog is the first to examine the union of contemporary jewelry and the photographic image, demonstrating how each of these mediums is informed and enlarged by an engagement with the other. This book and more in this week’s news post.

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Contemporary Craft Forward

SNAG members Emily Shaffer and Cara Romano are keeping a blog, called Contemporary Craft Forward, to record and share their year-long internship experience in Ellsworth, Maine. They are learning jewelry bench skills, arts administration and how to manage an art gallery. So far, their subjects include things like setting up a studio, tools, and craft shows. Their blog includes lots of photographs recording their experiences. Be sure to take a look!

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SNAG Conference Keynote: Ruudt Peters

Ruudt Peters photo Conor VellaSNAG is thrilled to feature Ruudt Peters as our opening keynote for the 2015 conference on Wednesday, May 20th at 6 pm. Peters has been a driving force in our field, inspiring artists to challenge themselves and always keep concept at the forefront of the creative process. He has taught at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Adellab Konstfack in Stockholm, Sweden, and is currently a professor at Alchimia Contemporary Jewelry School in Florence, Italy. His innovative work can be found in museum collections around the world. Join us on May 20th, directly following the official conference opening at 6 pm. Learn more about Peters

In conjunction with the SNAG conference there will be an exhibition showcasing Peter’s work at MASSArt. Ground will allow for viewers to experience Peter’s thinking process, and an interactive installation is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Visit MASSArt to see Ruudt’s show during the Saturday Gallery Hop. Learn more