Mora is pleased to announce Kate Cusack as the featured jeweler
in its Spotlight Series for the month of October. On Friday, October 6th from 5:00-8:00pm, Mora is hosting an opening
reception for the exhibition. The event is free, and all are invited to attend.
Cusack creates awe-inspiring wearable art from a single and very surprising
material—the zipper. Dispensing entirely with the zipper’s function to
concentrate solely on its form, Cusack makes magic from this modest material. Sometimes
she leaves the textile intact, layering and manipulating the zippers into
dynamic new dimensions. Trimming off the textile and setting the zipper teeth
on end creates a finer line for Cusack to multiply and weave into compelling
compositions. Her mastery of the material is evident both in her ingenious
structures and her expert craftsmanship—meticulously well-made jewelry that is truly
couture. Cusack’s elegant zipper jewelry is a striking reminder of the power of
imagination and the joy of discovering beauty in something we encounter every
day." - Marthe Le Van, owner of Mora Jewelry
Happy to be a part of "Making It In Crafts III" curated by Jim Sondgeroth. The exhibit at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, features over 140 works of art by 51 prominent professional craft artists (clay, glass, metal, wood-working, and fiber) from 25 states, plus Canada, and Australia.
Zipper Necklace was selected by JoAnn Edwards for Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition.
About the exhibition from The Denton Arts Council:
"Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + SoftInternational Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition, began
in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach
Gough. Now in its 30th year, the exhibition opens to international
artists as we celebrate the evolving field of contemporary craft and the
remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries
of their chosen media.
In this anniversary year, GDAC is
thrilled to partner with the National Endowment for the Arts to expand
this national exhibition to now include international artists. The
exhibition drew over 1,400 submissions from 21 countries around the
world. Juror JoAnn Edwards selected 93 works for exhibition at the
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center including works from Denmark, Singapore, Sweden, United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States"