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WMU artist invited to lecture worldwide

Dec. 18, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Caroline Gore, assistant professor of art at Western Michigan University, traveled the globe this year as an invited lecturer and panelist at several esteemed art schools, including the Studio Art Centers International and Fuji Studios in Florence, Italy; London Metropolitan University; and Sydney College of the Arts in Sydney, Australia.

While abroad, Gore addressed the differences that traditionally have existed between sculpture and adornment, and how contemporary jewelers are narrowing the gap. She gave several lectures on her own studio projects, which vary in media, scale and implementation, and range from small-scale body adornment to large sculptural installations.

Also this year, Gore had work reprinted in "The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry." The book, published by Lark Books, is packed with hundreds of photographs and tips to guide readers through the jewelry-making process. It covers the basics of sawing, piercing and soldering metal, as well as more advanced techniques of granulation, enameling, stone setting, and simple casting. "The Art & Craft of Making Jewelry" lists for $27.95 and may be purchased online through amazon.com, barnesandnobel.com and larkbooks.com, among others.

Gore joined WMU in 2004 and serves as the area coordinator for its metals/jewelry program. She also is a member of the WMU Faculty Senate's International Education Council and faculty director of the Studio Art Centers International Study Abroad Program in Florence. Gore's work has been widely exhibited in national and international venues since 1996.

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, (269) 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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