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Getting Real – Last Day
May 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pmFree
Featuring the artwork of Amy McKown Stewart & Andrea Barrier
(The show will remain in the Special Exhibit Gallery through May 30th)
Andrea Barrier designs and makes etched copper and sterling wire jewelry in her Southern Chester County Studio. The copper is acid etched with hand drawn designs and then formed into earrings, bracelets and necklaces using semi-precious stones. The natural designs from the stones are repeated when possible. The sterling silver wire art components are hand formed, hammered and then assembled into one of a kind jewelry pieces using natural stone or handmade glass. Her goal is to make jewelry which is delicate, whimsical and fun to wear.
She is a member of the Oxford Art Alliance and the Newark Art Alliance as well as the PA Guild of Craftsmen and President of the Chester County Craft Guild. In addition she has been a professional costume designer for over 30 years. When not making jewelry she can be found working in her garden or designing costumes for regional theaters.
Amy McKown Stewart
Amy McKown Stewart was born in Chester County, PA. She has lived in Pennsylvania most of her life, as well as in Europe and New Zealand. Her first memory of art training was at her grandfather’s painting studio in Bryn Mawr, when at age seven she “borrowed” a pencil and began sketching. He encouraged her early drawing pursuits, and so began her lifelong love of art. Her eclectic pursuit of art and design has taken her around the world and back again to Pennsylvania, having recently finished a 4-year studio course in oil painting with master painter, Neilson Carlin. Amy paints as an “unapologetic realist.