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Idaho artist works featured in Space Gallery

Jan. 5, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Works by Idaho artist Anika Smulovitz is featured in an exhibit of photography, jewelry and mixed media in the Space Gallery of Knauss Hall at Western Michigan University from Jan. 17 through Feb. 9. Space Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and admission is free.

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Smulovitz will give a slide lecture on her work at 7 p.m. in Room 2302 of Sangren Hall.

Smulovitz draws on the rich history of the field of metals and jewelry in her scholarly and artistic work. It confronts the concepts of power, beauty, religion and cultural value, while bringing insight to the discourse between material culture and contemporary society. Smulovitz's current research is focused on the non-neutrality of materials, issues of adornment, beauty, taboo and conformity.

Smulovitz art has been included in three contemporary metalsmithing books: "Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects" by Marthe LeVan, "1000 Rings: Inspiring Adornments for the Hand," and "Art Jewelry Today" by Dona Meilach, as well as several publications including American Craft.

An assistant professor of art at Boise State University, Smulovitz has received grants from the Women's Jewelry Association and the Society of Midwest Metalsmiths. In 2002, she was the recipient of the New American Craft Award of Merit from the Concord Art Association.

For additional information, contact the WMU School of Art Exhibitions Office at (269) 387-2455.

Media contact: Jackie Ruttinger, (269) 387-2455, jacquelyn.ruttinger@wmich.edu

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