Sat., Feb. 11, 2017  |  12 - 6 PM  | Gallery 81435, 230 S Fir St

Jeweler and fine artist Betsy Youngquist is currently showing her work alongside Chris Roberts-Antieau’s at Gallery 81435 during the month of February 2017. Small and large eyes are the motif and centerpiece of everything from her pendants to her broaches. They lend the wearer an additional lens for seeing and being seen. 

"I have always been fascinated with the intersection of humans, animals and mythology. My creative pursuits are centered on exploring those connections. Beads form the backbone of the materials I use. The colorful, textured three-dimensional nature of beadwork allows me to explore the world of detail. There is also the history of beads as a ceremonial art material that entices me. Eyes are my narrative center. When I start a piece I start with the eyes. In needing to meet a creature through the eyes I begin to understand what each character wants to become."

Telluride Arts will be featuring Youngquist's jewelry work on February 11, 2017 for a Valentine's Day trunk show in Gallery 81435 from 12-6 pm. Come by Gallery 81435 for refreshments and Valentine's Day gifts for yourself and your loved ones. Additionally, Telluride Arts' HQ Gallery, located across the street from the library, will be featuring Carnal Chocolates, paintings by Elisa Gomez, and jewelry by Sara Ward and Gogo Borgerding.

Visit http://www.byart.com/ for more info on Betsy Youngquist.