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Gallery Lulo Expands

Thursday, August 30th, 2012 | Posted by

Gallery Lulo, a contemporary jewelry and sculpture studio in Healdsburg, has expanded as part of a renovation it hopes to complete in the next few months.

The gallery, a collaboration between Anne-Kathrine Schjerbeck and nationally-known artist Karen Gilbert, opened its doors in 2009 and features more than 40 national and international artists, including the work of  Gilbert, an award-winning artist whose jewelry has been published and exhibited all over the country.  In addition, the gallery shows modern glass pieces that Gilbert has created through her and husband’s company Sklo, also based on Healdsburg.

When the space next door to the Center Street gallery, which was occupied by chocolate shop “Sweet Memories”, became available, Lulo decided it was the right time to expand.

“It’s a very exciting time for us,” says Schjerbeck. “It gives us the capability to do so much more to display the artists we work with.”

Porcelain tiles by Heather Knight on display at Gallery Lulo in Healdsburg.

Schjerbeck said the gallery plans a three-part renovation, the first phase of which was to open a doorway between the two spaces creating a large gallery space and doubling the size of the gallery. Later, they hope to make improvements to the store front outside and to completely open the space by removing the wall that separates them.

“We opened the new space with ceramic pieces exclusive to the gallery,” she says. Among the artists displayed are ceramic pieces North Carolina’s Heather Knight, concrete wall pieces by Dutch artist Marlies Hoevers, steel sculpture by Berkeley metal artist Eric Powell and jewelry work from Myung Urso.

The gallery plans another showing at the end of October of work from Portland artist Emily Bixler and her “large scale hanging sculptures” of crocheted rope. Bixler’s jewelry will also be on display, which Schjerbeck says will “function as miniature examples of her large-scale work.”

 

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