Opens today! The Ring Shows at the Georgia Museum of Art (Part 1)

Today is the opening day for The Ring Shows: 'Then & Now' and 'Putting the Band Back Together' at the Georgia Museum of Art in Georgia, US. It runs August 23-November 2, 2008.

Cloud Ring #10 (by me), 10 band set in silver and white moonstone that is included in 'Putting the Band Back Together', a show of selected contemporary rings by international makers.

See more of the Cloud Series on my website and on flickr and view all the rings from the Putting the Back Together' on flickr .

The work is so strong, that I can't really pick just a few favourites so I'll be adding a second post with many rings later this weekend. But for now.............

This amazing, scary, charming, lively ring by is by Coffee Miklos- made of matches

An extraordinary flying machine for small trips- by Mia Montgomery

As well as the exhibition there will be events, talks, and workshops! Quite a marvelous assortment of events for the lucky locals & visitors. Were I in Georgia I'd like to go to every one.

Thursday, September 4th, exhibition tour with Ashley Callahan
Friday, September 5th, 5-8, opening reception as part of Arts Festival
Thursday, October 2, gallery talk with Mary Hallam Pearse
Tuesday, October 7, 5:30, lecture by Robert Ebendorf
Monday, October 13, Ring Workshop with James Thurman
Saturday, September 25, family day Ring Workshop with Jewelry/Metals Students

About The Shows, Beginning in 1977, the Jewelry/Metals department at the University of Georgia sponsored three consecutive annual juried exhibitions of rings. The exhibitions traveled the country by Greyhound bus, being displayed at museums, university galleries, and even one bus terminal locker. Inspired by this important collection, the department recently invited many artists involved in the National Ring Shows to create new rings to be shown with their work from the 1970s in a display titled ‘The Ring Show: Then & Now’. The department also celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of the original collection by organizing a new international juried ring exhibition, ‘Putting the Band Back Together’. The Georgia Museum of Art is presenting these two important collections of rings together for the first time.

I'm quite excited that there will also be a catalogue by Brett MacFadden , a clever graphic designer from San Francisco. (additional site here ).

'50 books' poster - designed by Brett MacFadden & Catherine Bullimore

Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers- Brett MacFadden

Included in the catalogue will be writings by Curator Ashley Callahan, Rob Jackson, Lane Coulter, an interview with Gary Noffke and then images from both exhibitions.


Lynette said…
Congrats on the show! Wish I could see it in person!
ColleenBaran said…
Thanks Lynette!

It's a travelling show so you never know!

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