Wearable, Global Art

Jewelry maker Angela Lensch, a Door County resident consciously making the world more beautiful and more connected through her art, will exhibit work at the Unitarian Universalist Gallery from March 1 to April 30.

Lensch grew up on a farm just outside Decorah, Iowa, and earned her BFA in Sculpture and Furniture from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and has focused those skills into her current work, creating sculpted jewelry in gold and silver.

Combining her interests in sculpted jewelry, social justice and global gem and jewelry work, Lensch recently taught a paper wrapped bead-making workshop to a women’s artisan coop organized through the non-governmental foundation Vatsalya in Jaipur, India.

The image of an infinite net that covers the earth with a radiant, reflective jewel at each knot intersection is repeated in Lensch’s pieces. This reflects the Hindu concept of ‘Indra’s Net.’ Lensch elaborates, “Indra’s Net is a metaphor for how each living part contains the whole and how the smallest unit is crucial to binding the threads of life.”

The exhibit jewelry pieces will feature precious metals woven together with gemstones and pearls creating unique matrices of wearable art.

Lensch’s exhibit will be up in March and April. UU Gallery is located at 10341 Highway 42 in Ephraim. Gallery hours are 1 – 3 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 11 am – 12:30 pm Sunday. For more information call 920.854.7559.

In May of 2014, Lensch will open her own gallery out of her home located at 7653 State Highway 42, Egg Harbor. Hours will be 10 am to 5 pm daily, May through October.