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Sunday, February 11 2018

February 11, 2018 - 10:00am - 3:30pm

A Workshop with Leslie Perrino

Fused Silver Loop Earrings with Leslie Perrino, Feb. 11, 2018

Fee: $90/ $80 members (all materials included)
Registration: Advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794. Leslie Perrino is offering another session of this workshop on August 5.

Fusing is an ancient technique used to permanently connect precious metals, in this case, fine (pure) silver wire. Cleaner, faster, and less toxic than soldering, fusing involves the use of a hand torch. Leslie Perrino will show you how to fuse fine silver wire into loops that can then be made into earrings complete with earwires. Once you master the techniques, you will have time to make more earrings. No experience required, this workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those looking to expand their jewelry-making skills. All materials and tools supplied. You are welcome to bring beads to add to your earrings.

About Leslie Perrino

Leslie Perrino is an artist and "art evangelist" who loves to share the power of art and creativity with people, particularly in her beloved areas of metals and enameling. Her artwork is a quirky mix of traditional and found objects, most recently combining computer/electrical components with enamels. She is a charismatic and effective teacher who encourages skill building and exploration of the medium.

February 11, 2018 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm


Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden. Younger children should be accompanied by an adult.

Tony Smith, whose Wandering Rocks (1967-69) is in Lynden’s outdoor sculpture collection, is also represented in our current exhibition, Small Works by Sculptors in the Bradley Family Foundation Collection, by a series of five posters illustrating the polyhedra nets for each of the pieces that make up that sculpture: Crocus, Slide, Dud, Shaft, and Smohawk. Suffering from tuberculosis as a child, the artist spent hours by himself making buildings and miniature cities from small medicine boxes. He returned to that pastime as an adult when recovering from a car accident; it is from this work with geometric solids that some of Smith’s Minimalist vocabulary emerged. Visit the posters in the exhibit and Smith’s work in the garden, then join us to make your own model of Wandering Rocks by cutting, folding, and gluing the images shown in the posters.

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