Meet and Greet at the Second Street gallery

20 Jun

Second Street Gallery



Meet & Greet at Second Street begins

Jewelry designer Crystal Landucci will be the featured artist at this month’s Meet & Greet the Artist at Second Street Gallery in Old Town Bandon.

From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30, Landucci will set up a mini-jewelry workshop in the gallery and will be working on several different pieces. One is a necklace called “Blue Nile,” another “Queen of Hearts” and a third, which features gemstone talons, is called “Dangerous.”

Landucci’s pieces incorporate hand-forged sterling silver, brass and bronze wire and sheet metal as well as semi-precious stones and found objects such as nuts and bolts, coins, charms, teeth, game tokens and assorted flotsam and jetsam.

“I like jewelry that is entertaining and meaningful to the wear and, of course, it has to be beautiful too!” Landucci said.

Landucci is mostly self-taught but has also taken classes from Kristin Mitsu Shiga at Oregon College of Arts and Crafts in Portland and Veneta Stender and Anne Sobbota at Sage Gallery in Bandon. She was “hugely inspired” by attending a show a few years back of Alexander Calder’s work in New York City that included many of his jewelry and circus themed pieces. Her work can be seen exclusively at Second Street Gallery in Bandon, although she will be having a show at the Bandon Public Library in October.

Meet & Greet the Artist events will be featured every weekend throughout the summer at Second Street Gallery. They are free and the public is invited to see artists talking about and demonstrating their art.

The Meet & Greet the Artist lineup includes:

June 29 and 30: Crystal Landucci, with jewelry

July 6 and 7: Pat Cink, painter, with watercolor on yupo

July 13 and 14: Pat Snyder, painter, with acrylic collage

July 20: Michael William Ousley, painter, with acrylics

July 27: S.L. Donaldson, painter, with acrylics

Aug. 3: Robert Gates, wood sculptor

Aug. 10 and 11: Eva Subias, with Swedish hand knits

Aug. 17 and 18: Jewel Knapp, with remnant purses

Aug. 24 and 25: Jane Hardgrove, painter, with watercolors

Aug. 31 and Sept. 1: Alex Linke, with stained glass/jewelry/mobiles

Sept. 7 or Sept. 14: J. M. and Tod Steele, painters

Second Street Gallery is located at 210 Second St. For more information, or call 541-347-4133.


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