The Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts (ASJRA) has announced it will sponsor its first virtual lecture on June 7 at 2 p.m. ET.
Seeing in Silver: The Jewelry, Objects and Sculpture of Michael Galmer will be the topic of the lecture given by ASJRA co-Director Elyse Zorn Karlin. The lecture is free and open to anyone who would like to watch. More info: www.asjra.com
Michael Izrael Galmer is a silver sculptor who has been creating jewelry and other works since immigrating with his family to the United States from the former Soviet Union in 1981. Having obtained a degree in engineering he chose to pursue his creative interests. He experimented and developed his own technique for repoussé work and uses creative and unique alternatives to traditional silver making. His talent was quickly discovered by connoisseurs and high end firms such as Tiffany & Co., Lenox Company, Gorham, Kirk Stieff, and numerous others. A number of museums and historical societies have recognized his unique talent as a contemporary silversmith as well as a sculptor in the unusual medium of silver.
Today, Galmer’s works have been on display at numerous exhibitions in America and are now in the permanent collections of John Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum & Library, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, the Newark Museum, and the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, NY, The Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE.
Elyse Zorn Karlin is the co-Director of the Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts. She is an author, frequent lecturer on jewelry subjects, and a freelance curator.
The Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts (ASJRA) is an organization that provides an in-depth analysis of jewelry from all time periods though various media and events. It is committed to the dissemination of knowledge to anyone who is interested in the history of jewelry. This is achieved by the publishing of Adornment Magazine and a bi-monthly newsletter. ASJRA offers a chance to learn and network with people who collect, appraise, study, and research jewelry history.