Heidi Lowe, jeweler and gallerist, has gathered earrings from 50 leading artisans to show at her Earrings Galore exhibition during New York City Jewelry Week 2019.
The earrings will be displayed at her pop-up space at 171 Elizabeth St. in lower Manhattan, which will be open from 12 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22 to Sunday, Nov. 24. A happy hour reception is set for 6 to 9 p.m., Friday.
Exhibit visitors can choose to make a $10 contribution to Generosity First, a grant Lowe initiated to benefit a talented emerging jewelry maker graduating from a university with a metals and jewelry program. Lowe asks leading jewelry studios to submit a single candidate’s name, and in May she randomly selects the recipient of the Generosity First grant. Contributors should include their names and contact information on their donation envelope for a chance to win a necklace by Louise Perrone, who works with discarded materials to create finished pieces that include goldsmithing, hand sewing and mending techniques.
The Heidi Lowe Gallery in Rehoboth Beach is a contemporary art jewelry gallery exhibiting works by Lowe and numerous artists from around the world. In addition to offering classes in jewelry design and fabrication, the gallery hosts trunk shows, pop-up events, and special exhibitions including Earrings Galore, and solo and group shows. Gallery artists are exploring a range of innovative ideas, formats and materials that exemplify the many exciting and diverse facets of contemporary art jewelry.
With degrees in metals and jewelry from the Maine College of Art and the State University of New York/New Paltz, Lowe began her career in leading New York City galleries before opening the Heidi Lowe Gallery in 2006. She taught jewelry design as an adjunct professor at Towson University for eight years, and currently teaches workshops at colleges and craft centers around the country.
The Heidi Lowe Gallery is currently in temporary quarters in Lewes, until renovation of the exhibition space and studio is completed for a 2020 reopening.
For more information, go to www.heidilowejewelry.com or call 302-227-9203.