It’s almost SMG Symposium time! What’s the SMG Symposium? It is an annual event put on by the Seattle Metals Guild that is a gathering of makers and speakers from both the Pacific Northwest and around the globe. It is a popular tradition that is great for metalsmiths, artists, and jewelers of all ranges and abilities. You don’t have to be a member to attend…but you do get a discount on tickets if you are.
Online ticket sales end at midnight, Thurs Oct. 12.
There are many places in the area to purchase lunch but you may pre-buy lunch through the symposium. Last day to purchase lunch with symposium ticket is by midnight, Sat Oct. 7
For more information to go www.seattlemetalsguild.org
To purchase an advance ticket click here
This year’s speakers include:
Montreal-based jeweler, author, and Toolbox Initiative co-creator Matthieu Cheminee
New Orleans based modernist sculptor, and post-industrial blacksmith Rachel David
Self -taught engineer, inventor, and kinetic sculptor Arthur Ganson
San Francisco Bay area art jeweler, curator, and Shibumi Gallery owner April Higashi
and Detroit based interdisciplinary sculptor and jewelry artist Tiff Massey
While the artist talks are a big part of the symposium that’s not all! Explore a selection of hard-to-find metals and jewelry related titles at Charon Kransen’s book sale, the always popular Silent Auction, and a post-Symposium after-party at Rhein Haus restaurant.
And that’s not all…there is more to see and do over Symposium Weekend
Friday, October 13:
Nucor Steel Mill Tour (spots are limited)
Sunday, October 15:
1pm – 3pm “Designing Kinetic Sculptures: A Conversation with Arthur Ganson” at Equinox Studios
3pm – 5pm Opening reception for SMG show Contained at KOBO in Higo
5pm – 8pm Open House at Equinox Studios
What a weekend!