Thursday, June 10, 2010

artful outings at indigenous...

artful outings at indigenous...

Enjoying the lazy days of summer or need a break from all the hectic plans? indigenous is the place to be! We have many artful events throughout the summer that are sure to offer a break from the hum-drum. To kick-off our hot summer of handmade arts, we're excited to host QANDLE QADIR this SATURDAY, JUNE 12! She's such a cool jewelry artist you're sure to enjoy meeting her and seeing her incredible new work.
Then, flip to next week... Two great events. Third Thursday WINE WALK Benefit - June 17 promises to be a hoooot; we'll have both artist and owls in-action! Then, SATURDAY, 19 JUNE ECO Go-go at Owl's Nest Park where everyone will love being green!
DON'T FORGET FATHER'S DAY! Sunday, June 20 is quickly approaching and indigenous is the perfect place to find a heARTfelt gift for your #1 GUY. We'll keep you posted - new work and new artists arriving everyday.
Saturday, June 12th ~ 11 to 4 ~ Jewelry Trunk Show
Meet QANDLE QADIR of Cleveland Heights, Ohio as she presents her latest collection of modern craft sterling jewelry this Saturday from 11 to 4. Qandle skillfully combines industrial & organic in well-designed, easily wearable sterling silver jewelry.

Qandle Qadir sterling modern craft jewelry

Qandle Qadir received her BFA at CalArts, moved back to Ohio's rust belt to pursue a life of art and design, then took the plunge in 2005 and quit her day job. Qandle quickly began exhibiting and selling her sterling work in art museums and galleries around the country.
"Many of my designs are inspired by the old steel mills, rails, bridges and industrial ports that define the 'working' landscape of this region.
These now abandoned sites are particularly interesting to me in the context of modernity. As industry gives way to technology, these structures give way to human neglect. They become the property of the elements and this is where both intellectually and aesthetically they become fascinating subjects. I aim to balance aesthetics and wear ability with ideas and thoughts."
Qandle Qadir dichrois glass & sterling ring
"The work that I do is hand crafted, primarily in sterling silver. Most of the tools that I use are basically the same tools that silversmiths have been using for centuries. The physical process of creating my art is as important to my work as the ideas that inspire them. There are all kinds of advanced technologies that would save time and cut a lot of corners. I love those "corners" too much to cut them! The challenges of creating various shapes and textures using a hammer on a flat sheet of silver is far too appealing to give way to cheating. I take a great deal of pride in my craftsmanship as well as my service to my customers. " ~Qandle Qadir
Qandle Qadir sterling pendant
Thursday, June 17th ~ 5 to 8 ~ Wine Walk Benefit"A Hoot in O'Bryonville"
Third Thursday Wine Walk Benefit
Join us for wine, snacks, a good cause, an artist-in-action, and OWLS - live owls!
More than a dozen businesses will be participating in this month's fundraiser for the revitalization of the Owl's Nest Park. With each purchase made during the event, a portion of the sale will be donated to this very local cause. Leslie Sweet Goshorn as she shows off her tile-making skills. In celebration of our fundraising efforts for the Owl's Nest Park, Ten Thousand Villages and indigenous has invited a few very special guests.
OWLS. Real, live, OWLS!
Come to O'Bryonville to meet a few of the fine feathered friends from Raptor, Inc. in our front yard from 5 to 7.
Saturday, June 19th ~ 10 to 7 ~ Eco Go-go us and other eco-conscious businesses, organizations, farmers, and musicians for this fun-filled green community event just down the street at the Owl's Nest Park from 10 to 7 on Saturday, June 19th. There will be plenty of music, food, and activities for the whole family!
We'll have a selection of works from our artists that lean towards the green side - those that recycle, re-purpose, reclaim, or even dig their own clay to make so much of the great arts & crafts of indigenous.
Sunday, June 20th ~ artTILE exhibit ends
artTILE 2010 exhibit continues
through Father's Day, June 20th.
So many tiles, so little time. It's true - there are still lots of tiles to see - many of our artists have sent "reinforcements" to keep the exhibit stocked through to the end! If you were here in the beginning, you may need to stop in again to see the collection - while the bounty of art tiles are still here.

indigenous, a handcrafted gallery
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in the heart of O'Bryonville at
2010 Madison Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio 45208
open 7 days a week!
Mon-Sat 10-8, Sun 12-5

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