Jewelry Artist Mart at the Walker features unique creations
|Leather necklace by Andrea Terhaar|
"It's neat that you're able to come to one spot on one particular day and see a spectrum of 25 unique artists and purchase their work," Wilson says.
"For the artists, it's great because we get to meet each other, and meet local people who come to get gifts early for the holiday or just to see what's going on at the Walker," says Andrea Renee Terhaar, a self-taught leather jewelry designer from Cold Spring, Minnesota who currently lives is Brussels. "There are so many different pieces and methods of creating jewelry represented here. It's great to meet the artist in person, and to be able to discuss their process."
|Necklace by Tina Rice|
"I feel really lucky. Things just kind of blossomed naturally," says Terhaar, who works full time as an English teacher. "I make things that I love; pieces with bold colors, textures, and shapes with strong lines."
Wilson says that each designer offers a unique perspective and one-of-a-kind pieces. She is excited to welcome both previous participants and new designers to the Walker.
|Bracelet by Molly Spilane|
Terhaar shares Wilson's sentiment.
"I think that when you're wearing something, it's nice to have meaning behind it and a story," she says. "I think it turns whatever you're wearing into one of your favorite pieces, because you have a personal connection with it."
IF YOU GO:
Jewelry Artist Mart
Saturday, November 5
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Skyline Room, Walker Art Center