Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Western Pennsylvania Jewelry Artist Group at Creative Differences...

Earlier this evening, I attended a meet-up of the Western Pennsylvania Jewelry Artist Group.  It's a motley crew of creative people united under the banner of making jewelry. I love how diverse the group is.  Members work in all kinds of jewelry-making mediums, like seed beads, chain maille, polymer clay, metal clay... the list goes on!  The premise of the group is to get together once a month and make things, share your recent accomplishments, and talk about your jewelry-making endeavors.  It's a relaxed group with no membership dues or requirements.  You just have to show up!

One of the new things that the group is doing now is meeting up at different creative spaces around the area.  It's a wonderful opportunity for the participating jewelry artists to scope out the scene and check out different possible venues for their work.  It's also a nice way to give back to the community that helps support and foster creativity locally.

Tonight we met up at Creative Differences in Ligonier.  It's off of West Main Street on Fairfield Street.  You can grab a bite to eat and pick up craft supplies at the same time.  They offer all kinds of classes on decorative painting, needle arts and more.  They run classes for both adults and children.  Although there is ample room for multiple meetings to go on at the same time, the space is comfortable and welcoming.  It was nice to spend a little time there and get acquainted with the space and Wanda, the owner.

The next meeting of the Western Pennsylvania Jewelry Artist Group is Wednesday, June 18th from 5PM to 9PM at the Latrobe Art Center.  The meeting after that will be held at Allegory Gallery on Wednesday, July 16th from 5PM to 9PM.  I have a lot of things planned for the meet up at the shop!  It'll be a nice way to introduce it to those who haven't stopped by the new location yet.

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