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Today’s Events

  • Oct 31
    Tara Murino-Brault "Illuminations" Oct 31 to Dec 30 @Wolff Gallery
  • Nov 1
    Issac Layman - Never Was A Thing Nov 01 to Dec 29 @Elizabeth Leach Gallery
  • Nov 1
    Ralph Pugay - A Spiritual Guide to Brute Force Nov 01 to Dec 22 @Upfor Gallery
  • Dec 4
    The Immigrant Experience Dec 04 to Dec 29 @Blackfish Gallery
  • Dec 4
    HIBIKI MIYAZAKI – Paintings, Prints & Sculptures Dec 04 to Dec 29 @Augen Gallery
  • Dec 4
    Chasing Sophia Dec 04 to Jan 19 @Froelick Gallery
  • Dec 5
    Reverence - Jeffrey Conley Dec 05 to Jan 19 @Charles A. Hartman Fine Art
  • Dec 6
    The Eternal Magic of Our Soul Dec 06 to Jan 02 @Pearl Gallery and Framing
  • Dec 6
    Winter Group Exhibition Dec 06 to Dec 22 @Butters Gallery
  • Dec 6
    In Transit Dec 06 to Dec 30 @Blue Sky Gallery

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Valerie Graham, Jewelry Artist

Handmade jewelery inspired by my time in Portland.
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Have you heard of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts? The first time I heard the name I immediately saw a picture in my head of tiny little musicians, playing on the corner of your desk just for you. I think of my jewelry in much the same way. Tiny pieces of art, made of silver, high karat gold, and precious stones; for you to wear and enjoy you as you go about your day. My years of travel have inspired my work in many ways. From the graphic layers of graffiti I spotted on the trains in Philadelphia, to the emoji imagery I loved seeing while living in Japan, to learning to appreciate the beauty of a rainy day in the Pacific Northwest. It is these vivid experiences that inform me as an artist and maker. I also spent several years studying glass techniques and working as a glassblower. My time in the Hotshop, working with timing and temperature has also greatly informed my metalwork, including the fusing and granulation techniques I love to use in my current line of pieces