EXPLORING CONTEMPORARY ART & CRAFT
COPPER FASCINATION & MARQUISE INSPIRATION
Featuring the artistry of Kevin Kirkendoll and Janice Eagle Roberts
Kevin Kirkendoll offers perspective on his work as a local jewelry artist, with an emphasis on copper works inspired by artifacts found in our area and on display in the museum’s Rolesville History Room. Featured works include a pendant inspired by a copper trinket created by settlers for trade with Native Americans and a simple friendship ring. Many of Kevin’s creations are made from re-purposed copper collected during the museum’s recent renovation.
Janice Eagle Roberts
Janice Eagle Roberts of Janice Originals Jewelry in Wake Forest is a local goldsmith focusing on original jewelry designs, along with repair, restoration and redesign. Janice has provided several sparkling examples of the marquise cut used in jewelry making including a brilliant ring setting and the Marquise shape used in a Larimar pendant. This exhibit offers both history lesson and love story, leading directly to the American Revolution!
Gallery 2 exhibits rotate in tandem with our adjacent Gallery 1 with offerings that feature antique art and craft. In this gallery you’ll find work by contemporary, and primarily local, artists and craftsmen. Discover the motivation, process and accomplishments of talented neighbors and friends in our county and state. Each contemporary exhibit has been chosen to run in tandem with the collection featured in Gallery 1. We welcome local artists who would like to collaboratively share work, vision and craftsmanship in any of these areas:
- Visual Arts