DEPARTMENT
A Cultural Explorer

RON HO.
PLAYING WITH TRADITION

A beloved member of the Pacific Northwest arts community, eclectic jeweler and dedicated teacher, Ron Ho’s recent retrospective at the Bellevue Arts Museum is a poignant reminder of this recently deceased artist’s contribution to contemporary art jewelry.

 
Ron Ho was a cultural explorer who used his keen eye for beauty and design to create exquisite jewelry resonant with narrative and poetry. Like a Marco Polo of jewelry art, he traveled the world, especially Asia, and wove the artifacts and aesthetics he foraged on those travels into jewelry that sometimes referenced his own Chinese heritage, and always celebrated the quotidian beauty and joy he found everywhere he went.
 

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DEPARTMENT
World Crossroad

JEWELRY FROM BUKHARA

The collection of Barbara Levy and David Kipper  brings the artistry and technical expertise of Bukharan metalsmiths into focus at the Art Institute of Chicago.

DEPARTMENT
Jewelry Past & Present

MUSEUM FOR ISLAMIC ART

This exhibition at the Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem investigates the complex web of inspirations and influences between the three Abrahamic cultures.


 
 

DEPARTMENT
Beacon to Creativity

SAUL BELL DESIGN AWARD 2019

Every year, the Saul Bell Design Award Competition honors the memory of Saul Bell by eliciting some of the finest work from contemporary jewelers. Best of Show went to Australian Debbie Sheezel.

 

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