Join us Wednesday, January 27 for AJF Live with Brian Fleetwood for a live chat.

Brian Fleetwood is an interdisciplinary and collaborative jewelry artist based in Northern New Mexico.  A neurodivergent person and an enrolled citizen of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, Brian was drawn to jewelry as a format due to its unique ability to mediate between a body and the space it occupies. Informed by his background in biology and ecology, Brian uses experimentation with material and process to create work that aspires to behave in similar ways to living things. This practice explores epistemologies, taxonomies, and the parallels between the way ideas and living organisms grow, spread, and evolve. Brian holds an MFA in Craft and Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently an assistant professor in Studio Art at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

Where?

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

Registration URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rc-2vrT0oHdfsTiEyINRSlmOBRpAOznk1

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

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

Art Jewelry Forum is expanding its efforts to connect more directly with the jewelry community. We’re not moving away from print, but are expanding more into video. One of the ways we’re doing that is by hosting live chats online. We’re planning artist studio visits, live chats with gallerists about shows they’re hosting, interviews with curators and authors, artists interviewing other artists, and programming tied to various jewelry weeks from around the globe. We’ll record them and post them on our website.

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.

 

Brian Fleetwood's work
Brian Fleetwood, Junctura Complete, photo courtesy of the artist
Brian Fleetwood, polyp, brooch
Brian Fleetwood, polyp, brooch, photo courtesy of the artist
Brian Fleetwood, sowbelly, cuff
Brian Fleetwood, sowbelly, cuff, photo courtesy of the artist
Brian Fleetwood, ring, wood
Brian Fleetwood, ring, wood, photo courtesy of the artist
Brian Fleetwood's work
Brian Fleetwood, polyp, brooch
Brian Fleetwood, sowbelly, cuff
Brian Fleetwood, ring, wood

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, Bogotá

2 p.m.: Buenos Aires, Santiago

5 p.m.: London

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

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

12 a.m. on January 28: Thailand

2 a.m. on January 28: Korea, Japan

4 a.m. on January 28: Sydney

6 a.m. on January 28: New Zealand