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Radical Jewelry Makeover: Wisconsin Opening Reception
April 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Radical Jewelry Makeover: Wisconsin
April 13 – May 11
Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, 5-8pm / Artist Talk at 7pm
Over the course of the Spring Semester, the Union Art Gallery has been proud to support the Radical Jewelry Makeover project here at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.
Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM) is a community jewelry mining and recycling project of Ethical Metalsmiths that uses donated jewelry. The project encourages consideration of the social and environmental impacts of mining and jewelry production. RJM draws public attention to the creativity and skills of jewelry designers, reveals the stories behind our personal collections and encourages re-consideration of our habits of consumption. Jewelers and students have donated their time and skills to this community focused project over the past few months. Join us here at the Union Art Gallery for an exhibition of the amazing wearable art pieces they have radically transformed.