Higbee Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director
The period between 1875 and 1914 was tumultuous in both Europe and the United States. At the time, no one thought of it as a specific era, but in hindsight it has been called the "Gilded Age." In France it has been known rather nostalgically as La Belle Époque, the "Beautiful Time."
Tarter-Miller Gallery | Jim Measell, Guest Curator
Initially called "Iridescent Ware" by the Fenton Art Glass Company in late 1907, this innovative glassware typically featured a vivid metallic sheen of changing hues on pressed glass articles made in highly-patterned molds. The secret behind Fenton s Iridescent Ware was a special spray of metallic salts on the glass while it was very hot.
Broadbent Gallery | Dr. Anne Bissonnette, Curator
Palmer and Mull Galleries | Dr. Anne Bissonnette, Curator
Blum Gallery | Jean L. Druesedow, Director
Alumni Gallery | Dr. Anne Bissonnette, Curator
Stager Gallery | Dr. Anne Bissonnette, Curator
A love of the natural world and a reverence for the materials he uses has led Dean Harris to create sculptural jewelry that has struck a cord with his clientele since the inception of his company in 1998. His graceful approach produces organic shapes, fluid lines and geometric compositions that are at times Spartan in a field defined by extravagance. Fascinated by the deeply psychological need we have for adornment, and attentive to fashion's growing informality, he believes that "anything can be jewelry."