The work in this classically inspired collection of new jewelry by Philadelphia-based artist Stacey Lee Webber was designed using unique freshwater pearls, hand sawn vintage silver coins featuring Lady Liberty, and 14 karat vermeil. "I have worked with Stacey over the past five years and have always loved her work. When I saw how she was incorporating gold and pearls in this jewelry line, I knew I wanted to feature it in an exhibition,” states gallery owner Heidi Lowe. “With the Fourth of July this week, the timing to could not be more perfect!” Stacey Lee Webber was born in Indianapolis, IN, in 1982. She received her BS at Ball State University, Muncie, IN, (2005) and her MFA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (2008). In 2009, she was awarded a yearlong residency at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago, IL. In order to pursue her dream of becoming a full-time artist, she later moved to Philadelphia, PA., where after four bustling years of teaching while working as a production jeweler, her dream came to fruition in 2015. Webber's work pushes the boundaries of everyday recognizable objects to the point of unidentifiable. Through material, she strives to make artwork that challenges viewers’ preconceived notions of the objects that surround them. Opening Reception: Saturday, July 6, 4-6pm Image: Stacey Lee Webber Walking Liberty Bubble Ring freshwater pearls, vintage silver coin,14 karat vermeil Venue: Heidi Lowe Gallery.
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