Regional jewelry artist, Gabriel Guzman, will be onsite at Angela Lensch Gallery over the holiday weekend for part 2 of a 3 part series of exhibits: “The Marvelous World of Jewelry.” Part 2 features Guzman’s latest collection of hand-crafted jewlery on Saturday, August 31st from 10am to 5pm.
“Though my formal training is as a scientist, I have always embraced a full spectrum of the arts; so, the creation of my jewelry seems to be a very natural extension. I have been fortunate to have lived in five different countries on three different continents, and always so inspired by the beauty that different cultures embrace. I want my work to be first mindful and respectful of the symbolism of these cultures.”
Guzman’s body of work pays homage to the main cultural influences in his designs: the Asante People from Ghana in West Africa, through a collection of Adinkra Symbols; the Celtic, Norse (Viking), and Mayan cultures, represented in various pieces reminiscent of the ancient, but revived into the modern.
Guzman’s collection is vast; from silver with brass spinner rings, square rings with or without gems, copper fire and blue earrings, copper and silver enameled earrings, leather bracelets and necklaces with mixed metal pendants echoing the symbols of the past and inspiration for the future and so much more.
“My love for both, metalsmithing and digital design now allows me to combine the modern with the old; contemporary artisanry, digitally conceived jewelry with the richness and uniqueness of handcrafted finishing,” states Guzman.
Stop into Angela Lensch Gallery over Labor Day weekend and enjoy this diverse collection of handmade jewelry. Refreshments and light snacks will be available throughout the event.
Angela Lensch Gallery is located at 7653 Highway 42, on the south end of Egg Harbor and is open daily from 10am to 5pm, closed Wednesdays. Parking is available on site.