Alchemy 4: International Exhibition of Contemporary Enamel
Showcased at the Ohio Craft Museum
September 17–October 20, 2017
(Columbus, Ohio)—The Ohio Craft Museum will present “Alchemy 4,” an international
exhibition of contemporary enamel works, September 17–October 20, 2017. The
exhibition showcases 150 exquisite jewelry, objects, sculpture and installations by 98
artists—professional and students—from around the world. Organized by the Enamelist
Society, this is the 16th international exhibition and the 12th juried student exhibition for
Among the artists represented is North Carolina enamelist/metalsmith Linda Darty
creates vessels as well as jewelry. Her latest series, titled “Garden Badge,” is inspired by
the “sentimental value of old badge collections, and the memories they provide long after
they are worn,” she says. The work pays homage to her mother and her garden club.
“These badges pay tribute to their efforts to create and formalize a time in their lives to
celebrate beauty, community and friendship, while also expressing my ongoing
inspiration from nature.”
The museum will hold a closing reception on Friday, October 20, from 6:00 pm to 8:00
Ohio Designer Craftsmen (ODC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting
awareness and appreciation of fine craft, and helping artists develop professional skills.
ODC receives ongoing funding from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Arts Council
and the Columbus Foundation. Membership is open to both artists and craft enthusiasts.
For further information, see our website at www.ohiocraft.org.