March 14, 2013
Richmond Center for Visual Arts, room 2008
Since 1984, metalsmith Andy Cooperman has lived and worked in Seattle where he builds jewelry and small objects for museum exhibitions, galleries and private clients. His work has been featured in many publications, including Penland Book of Jewelry and the new book Humor in Craft and is held in private and public collections that include the Victoria and Albert Museum, Central College in Pella Iowa and the Tacoma Art Museum. Andy teaches and lectures nationally and taught in the metals program at the University of Washington from 2006 to 2008. His work has been shown recently in Esoterica: Through the Looking Glass, a Tributaries solo exhibition at The National Ornamental Metals Museum in Memphis and in Radical Alchemy in the Courthouse Galleries, Portsmouth, Virginia. Andy was honored to be selected as the 2011-2012 Eric Yake Kenagy Visiting Artist at Goshen College, Goshen, Ind. which included an exhibition of his work, Disparate Elements at the Goshen College Hershberger Art Gallery.
Cooperman will be doing a day of demos that will include a variety of mechanisms, hinges, clasps, and alternative cold connections. He will also be bringing many examples to discuss with students. Time will be set aside for Cooperman to have individual critiques with upper level B.F.A.s. He will also have time to speak to students about being a full-time studio artist. Cooperman will present an artist lecture open to the public.