Join us WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2020, for an AJF Live Studio Visit and Conversation with Doug Bucci and Elisabeth Agro, Associate Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art. Free, and open to members and non-members alike!

Doug Bucci is an artist and educator in the field of jewelry whose work utilizes digital processes to explore and display biological systems and the effect of disease on the body. Computer aided technologies allow Bucci to view and simulate not only data but patterns and cell forms, which can be transformed into meaningful, personal and wearable art. Bucci views his digital process as one that allows for a creative freedom unfound in traditional handmade methods.

Elisabeth Agro is the inaugural Nancy M. McNeil Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts, subjects in which she is an internationally recognized curator, writer, and lecturer. She has curated exhibitions ranging from jewelry by Alexander Calder and glass by Lino Tagliapietra to Masters of American Craft, highlighting prominent Philadelphia figures in the world of craft. She advises several craft organizations and has served as both an advisor to and juror for international craft and ceramic biennales in South Korea. Her current projects include collaborating on the first installation of the museum’s new contemporary art galleries, co-curating a major exhibition of contemporary Korean art, and contributing to the four-volume catalogue of the PMA’s American silver collection. Agro joined the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2006 after serving as Associate Curator and Acting Head of the Decorative Arts Department at the Carnegie Museum of Art. 

What time?

9 a.m. PST: San Francisco

10 a.m. MST: Denver

11 a.m. CST: San Antonio, Mexico City

12 p.m. EST: Toronto, NYC, Santiago

1 p.m.: Buenos Aires

5 p.m.: London

6 p.m.: Brussels, Paris, Capetown, Oslo

7 p.m.: Bucharest, Athens, Israel, Estonia

11:00 p.m.: Thailand

1 a.m. on May 28: Korea, Japan

2 a.m. on May 28: Sydney

Where?

We’ll meet via Zoom—register in advance for this meeting:

Registration URL:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEldOuvrDMsGdUhxWAmbBInjabSh2zgDEsr

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

New to Zoom? It’s free! See the instructions below. 

Studio visits are a favorite event among AJF members. Who isn’t intrigued by peeking behind the curtain? As more of us are now settling into “shelter in place” mode, AJF would still like to continue its tradition of bringing you up-close and personal with visits to artists’ studios and the jewelry we love. We can do it together, virtually—and we’re opening it up to members and nonmembers alike!

In the coming months, in addition to the articles, interviews, features, and critical discourse you’ve come to rely on, we’ll try to engage with you in new and different ways virtually so we can stay connected and feed our collective passion for jewelry. Please watch the newsletter and social media for details of all upcoming virtual programming.

In the meantime, we’d love to hear from you: How are you doing? What’s on your mind? What topics would you like to talk about? Please use this form to share your thoughts, comments, and concerns. We’ll share your feedback and use it to help us plan how best to stay connected.

From all of us at AJF, please stay safe, stay careful, stay engaged, and stay tuned.

—Yvonne Montoya, executive director

Setting Up Zoom 

If you’ve already set up your Zoom account, you’re ready to go! If not, here are three easy steps to start your virtual journey:

1. Go to this site: https://zoom.us

2. Click on “Sign up for Free” and follow the prompts.

3. Either before or on the day of the meeting: Register in advance for this meeting (use the link above).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Click on the link sent to you and Zoom will launch automatically. Set up early to give yourself time to test it out.

SWEETMEAT. EPERGNE, 2013. 3D PRINTED STAINLESS STEEL, NYLON, BIOCOMPATIBLE RESIN, SILICONE & 18K GOLD. 16 1/2 X 21 1/2 X 21 1/2 IN. (41.9 X 54.6 X 54.6 CM)
SWEETMEAT. EPERGNE, 2013. 3D PRINTED STAINLESS STEEL, NYLON, BIOCOMPATIBLE RESIN, SILICONE & 18K GOLD. 16 1/2 X 21 1/2 X 21 1/2 IN. (41.9 X 54.6 X 54.6 CM)