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Gallery Lulo hosts artist reception

Friday, October 12th, 2012 | Posted by

Healdsburg’s Gallery Lulo will host an artist reception next Saturday, Oct. 27, to kick off its latest show, “Re:Work,” highlighting the textile and jewelry designs of Portland-based artist Emily Bixler.

Image of “Boet” a hanging sculpture created by Portland-based textile Emily Bixler, whose work will be featured by Gallery Lulo.

Bixler’s work combines fibers and metals to create both large-scale hanging sculptures and wearable jewelry. Her materials include vintage brass chain, crocheted and knitted silks, wools and cottons.

“Emily’s approach to her craft and art is done with a contemporary, youthful and innovative awareness,” says Lulo’s Anne-Kathrine Schjerbeck. “We love that her large scale sculpture is reenacted in her jewelry, an idea that beautifully bridges the line between art and jewelry in the gallery. We are excited to be the first space to show a collection of her large-scale work.”

Lulo is a collaboration between Schjerbeck and nationally-known artist Karen Gilbert. It opened in 2009 and recently doubled in size, in part so it could display larger works. The Bixler show is the gallery’s first opportunity to show off the new space.

The reception will be held 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the gallery, located at 303 Center St., just off the Healdsburg plaza.

Lulo features more than 40 national and international artists, including 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 in Healdsburg.

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