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August 22, 2006

THE UNRULY ART OF LINDA KAYE-MOSES OPENS AT SIMON'S ROCK COLLEGE OF BARD

Annual series given by faculty is free and open to the public

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA — The Unruly Art of Linda Kaye-Moses is the first exhibition of the academic year at Simon's Rock College of Bard. The exhibit will open in the Alumni Library Atrium Gallery on August 28 through October

Linda Kaye-Moses creates mixed media constructs – jewels and cases – that not only serve a function but also contain a narrative capacity. She constructs jewels within protective dwellings ("Nesting Cases"), often incorporating a poem, song or prose.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries and at juried craft shows, including the Smithsonian Craft Show, ACC Craft Fairs and The Paradise City Arts Festivals, and is included in private collections nationally and internationally.

The Paradise City Arts Festival publicity materials say this of her work: "Kaye-Moses' work emphasizes the narrative capacity of art in general, and wearable objects specifically, with a focus on mythic connections and adornment as empowering object."

October 4 at 7:15 p.m.: Barbara Resnik, faculty in Art History and Social Science, and James King, faculty in Literature and African American Studies, will give a lecture entitled "Dubois and Social Issues," in the Kellogg Music Center.

She uses several jewelry fabrication techniques: metal clay, engraving, stamping, fold-forming, oxidation/patination, roll-printing, cold connections, block printing, assemblage and collage. All the elements of each piece relate thematically. Lapidary Journal describes the work this way: "Looking like something uncovered in an archaeological dig on another planet, Linda Kaye-Moses' jewelry makes the most of a rich sense of the past and a cutting-edge technology."

Her jewels have been featured in many publications: In the Picture, Framing the Visual Arts (Oxford Univeristy Press, Australia, 1996); Art Jewelry Today (Schiffer Pub., 2003); Creative Metal Clay Jewelry (Lark Books, 2003); Discovery, Fifty Years of Craft Experience at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (University of Maine Press, 2004); Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects (Lark Books, 2005); Tracking Trilobites, Adventures in Paleontology (University of Kentucky, 2005); Teapot Makers and Collectors (Schiffer Publishing, 2005); Craft Art International, Art Jewelry, Lapidary Journal, American Style and Niche Magazine.

The opening reception and artist's talk will take place on Sunday, September 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. All are welcome.

Simon's Rock Media Contact:
Briee Della Rocca: 413 644-4706
E-mail: bdellarocca@simons-rock.edu