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Life in the City 2021

"Life in the City" strives to showcase original artwork inspired by modern urban lifestyles, culture, and architecture. The spectrum of artwork ranges from straightforward presentation to conceptual.  

This year's dates:

Opening Reception August 6, 2021 | 5PM - 9PM

Enjoy live music from our friends, Ludlow, The Band, have a cold brew from Devil Wind Brewing in our beer garden, and dinner from the Rolling Oasis. It is free to attend the opening reception.

Closing Reception August 15, 2021 | 11AM - 4PM

Enjoy live music and peruse the surrounding market, studios, and galleries!  The day is free to attend and offers free, onsite parking.  The food truck accepts cash and card while vendors and artists vary.

Meet this year's guest juror:

This year's guest juror is internationally recognized metal sculptor and jewelry designer, Sandra Picciano-Brand.  Over the course of her career, Sandra has developed her metal sculpture and jewelry skills by studying with internationally known artists and taking over 25, two-week intensive professional workshops across the country.  

While utilizing many design and jewelry-making techniques, these ideas have remained a constant in Sandra’s work: The organic form, romantic themes, impeccable craftsman-ship, sculptural intricacy, and the challenge of complex techniques with difficult materials.  Inspiration for her lyrical metal pieces comes from the natural world, passion for gardening, dance, women in mythology, and Mexico, (her second home).  

She utilizes numerous metal techniques in her work, including:
Lost wax casting, repoussé, chasing, hydraulic press forming, fold forming, Keum Boo, forging, as well as traditional metalsmithing techniques. From the beginning, she has been drawn to the spontaneity and intricacy inherent in working with wire, with its infinite sculptural possibilities.

Sandra and her husband, David have won numerous Best of Show and First Place awards for their jewelry and sculpture in national level juried art shows. Since 2000, they have maintained Mythic Silver Studio in the Front Street Campus where they create their meticulously crafted artwork. With their many years of experience, and their individual styles and perspectives, they creatively collaborate, and teach as a duo at their studio, Rosewood Arts Centre, and Troy-Hayner Cultural Arts Center.


2021 Exhibiting Artists:

Brian Mathus
Cathy Jeffers
Chip Williamson
Christy Veres
Emily Von-Stuckrad
Jennifer Perkins
Jon Daugherty
Kelsey Wolford
Lorna Jahn
Philip Benton
Rusty Harden
Ryan Taylor