December 8, 2021 to February 4, 2022 | Flourish: More Than Just Pretty Things | Jewelry by Martha Soto, Ellen Hunt and Yleana Martinez
Join us for an exhibition of the artful jewelry of three talented local metalsmiths, Martha Soto, Ellen Hunt and Yleana Martinez. They will come together to present an art jewelry show featuring handmade and one of a kind jewelry beginning December 8, 2021 through February 4, 2022 at The Hive at Hill Country Galleria.
Opening reception is Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at The Hive
Martha Soto, Ellen Hunt, and Yleana Martinez explore their love of precious metals and stones as well as the variety of techniques employed to create unique adornments for the body. The show includes necklaces, bracelets, earrings, brooches, pendants, and rings. The three artists are long-time friends who found themselves unexpectedly traveling similar artistic paths.
Ms. Soto, who hails from a long line of Austin artists, has taught jewelry fabrication and casting at Austin Community College since 1996. Ms. Hunt, an award-winning architect, is a fourth generation metalsmith who often uses the Austin landscape for inspiration. Ms. Martinez, a former journalist and textile crafter, has practiced lapidary and jewelry creation since 2007.