Joan Tenenbaum: Memory and Light
11/03/2016 - 11/26/2016
We are proud to present an exhibition of Joan Tenenbaum’s fine art jewelry in beautiful silver, gold, cloisonne enamel and gems.
“This is a collection of stories about memories, and the colors that surround them. Certain experiences in our lives: kicking crispy leaves while walking to school, moonlight shimmering on water, yellow cottonwoods beside a river running through an ancient pueblo, an evocative sunset sky…these moments are etched in our memories by the quality of the colors, the sounds, the light.
When I was in the first grade our teacher would put Johann Strauss’s “Tales from the Vienna Woods” on the record player in our classroom and have us finger-paint to the music. I can still remember her gesturing arms in the front of the room, just as a conductor would do. My finger-paintings were so unique and expressive that I was chosen to be in a government-produced documentary being filmed at our school. Even today, that music brings me back to that classroom.”
-Joan Tenenbaum, Artist Statement, 2016
Digital exhibition catalogue available for this exhibition.