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‘Snowflakes and Sparkles’ Exhibition Starts Dec. 7

December 3, 2018

“Snowflakes and Sparkles,” an exhibition of jewelry art, opens Friday, Dec. 7, at ArtConnect Gallery, located at 302 S. Second St. in Laramie. An artist reception is scheduled that same day from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The exhibition, which runs through Jan. 3, is composed of original works of jewelry art by artists Tom Gaddis, Robin Guffey, Sarajane Helm, Jackie Olaveson, Linda Parks, Camille Rendal and glass artist Patti O’Doherty. The exhibition also includes University of Wyoming Fashion Club holiday mannequins; 2-D photos and paintings by invited Laramie artists; and snowflake sculptures.  

“We wanted a special exhibit to create excitement for the holidays,” says Deb Gorski, executive director of the Wyoming Women’s Business Center. “The UW Fashion Club was very excited to take on this project. I believe we will have four or five mannequin trees.”

Gorski says she originally worked with Erin Irick, an assistant professor in UW’s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, to determine whether one of the department’s merchandising classes could take on this project. Since the department did not have a merchandising class scheduled for the fall, Irick suggested Gorski contact the UW Fashion Club for assistance.

All works on exhibit will be for sale.

The gallery is a project of the nonprofit Wyoming Women’s Business Center. Normal business hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. In addition to space for artists, the location also is available for the larger community for creative/educational exhibitions, Gorski says.

For more information about the exhibition, call (307) 460-3304.

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