Join Community Supported Art Valparaiso artists, organizers, and supporters for the opening of the second Season Preview exhibit at the Porter County Museum on December 5 from 1-4p. At 2p, hear from the artists themselves during a panel discussion about the artists’ processes, inspirations, and ideas about the importance of arts in our communities.
Over the last twenty years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same “buy local” spirit in mind, the Community Supported Art (CSA) Valpo project supports local art, artists, and collectors. For more information about the CSA Valpo project, visit www.CSArtValpo.com.
Jayde is a Duneland artist, specializing in creating gemstone jewelry wraps. Her jewelry is focused on the metaphysical properties of the stones that she works with as much as the aesthetic value of each piece. In addition to her “Pieces with Purpose,” she is known for her beach glass wraps, Dunes acorns and Spirit Animal necklaces. Jayde has shown and sold her work at such venues as the Chesterton European Market, the Chesterton Art Fair, the Bristol Renaissance Faire, Fetching Market, Griffith Art in the Park, Long Grove Wine and Art Festival and Popcorn Fest.
I create my work from the inside out. That is, when I choose a focal, I spend time contemplating the color, shape and texture of the item before I begin crafting its final form. I may even set it beside my bed, allowing my dreaming mind to design it first. I have been designing and creating jewelry for the past five years, but have been immersed in art all my life. My mother was a painter, sculptor and jewelry designer. I’d tag along with her to classes throughout her career. It was my introduction into a world of manipulating color and shapes into beauty, and I loved every minute of it, though it would take me until after her passing to realize I wanted to follow in her footsteps.