The Tri-State’s only contemporary art jewelry gallery, Ombré Gallery, commemorated our new Over-the-Rhine location with a fundraising event featuring several city and county officials on Friday, September 21. A portion of the proceeds from the grand reopening weekend’s sales benefitted the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC).
A ribbon cutting ceremony with Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus, Cincinnati City Council Member Greg Landsman, Contemporary Arts CenterDirector Raphaela Platow as well as representatives from the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, and the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), neighboring businesses and community members kicked off the evening’s festivities. Formal city and county proclamations were presented declaring September 21, 2018 “Ombré Gallery Day." A reception and gallery open house followed where guests enjoyed complimentary gourmet bites, drinks, live music, and gift card giveaways.
One of only a few art jewelry galleries of its kind in the United States, Ombré Gallery specializes in exhibiting and selling unique art jewelry pieces by more than 70 artists and metalsmiths from around the world. It showcases and sells one-of-a-kind, wearable art jewelry pieces crafted from both traditional and unexpected materials, utilizing unique techniques and subjects. Serving as an art gallery and jewelry store all in one, the gallery seeks to highlight and juxtapose art, craft, fashion, and design. The gallery originated in Oakley in 2016 and remained there until now.
As a result of a successful grand re-opening weekend, Ombré Gallery has donated $1,000 to the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center benefiting its educational programs.
The gallery is located at 1511 Race Street in Cincinnati. Gallery hours, photos of the gallery’s innovative art jewelry, and additional information may be found at ombregallery.com.
OMBRÉ GALLERY AT THE CAC
We are excited to announce our collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Center Store! Ombré Gallery will be curating a space featuring a contemporary art jewelry artist in the CAC shop inspired by their current exhibitions!
Our first pairing is artist Tara Locklear with artist Karin Mamma Andersson. Mamma Andersson’s show “Memory Banks” opened on Friday, October 5th at the CAC as part of FotoFocus Biennial 2018!
JULIA TURNER - OCTOBER FEATURED ARTIST
Julia Turner creates graphic and sculptural pieces that are strong and subtle, beautifully crafted and a pleasure to live with. Her award-winning work has been exhibited internationally and has been included in numerous publications.
Julia’s work is driven by a continuous exploration of materials and techniques from diverse disciplines. Her studio tables are piled with small experiments in form and surface which she arranges and re-arranges, finding tensions, creating compositions, moving ideas forward and developing the strongest impulses into finished work. She freely combines everything that interests her; mixing hot and cold connections, carving and fabricating, wood and gold, traditional enamel and industrial paint. Her work reflects a fascination with the boundary between the human-built and natural worlds, the beauty of accidental collaborations between them, and our often funny ideas about what we can and can’t control. She is an MFA graduate of Miami University of Ohio, 1995.
NIKKI COUPPEE SHOW - LAST WEEKEND
CLOSES OCTOBER 14, 2018
Occasionally feeling homesick, Nikki Couppee makes works reminiscent of the Florida beaches where she grew up. Couppee chooses materials like synthetic fishing ties, collected shells from home, holograms, fake plastic flowers, neon glow-in-thedark bits, and plastic sugar sprinkles, all in a color palette that reflects her memories of a time and place. These pieces are unapologetically sentimental with a nod to Victoriana and tourist kitsch.
Couppee received her M.F.A. in Jewelry/Metals from Kent State University in 2011 and a B.F.A. in Jewelry/Metals from the University of Georgia in 2007. She has also taught enameling and jewelry/metal techniques at Kent State University and The Cleveland Institute of Art.
It’s an emiko oye HALLOWEEN
Stop in to see the latest emiko oye limited edition halloween pieces! They bring so much joy to those who were her work. New Harry Potter, Star Wars, Wonder Women, Flash, and Black Panther!