Catherine Laing: June Artist in Residence at Cedarburg Cultural Center
Stop in during the month of June to watch Catherine design her works of art.
CEDARBURG, WI (May 29, 2018): The Cedarburg Cultural Center is thrilled to host Catherine Laing, local jeweler, as June’s Artist-in Residence. You will recognize her around town as ‘the jeweler from Pagoda’. She belongs here and…well, hasn’t she always lived here? Well, no. Catherine graduated from Cornell College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts and Education. She then set out for Garrison, Iowa. It was 1975 and she had opened and was operating her own jewelry studio for two years, when she answered an ad in the paper about a jewelry shop that needed jewelers. She applied, sending images of her work. And soon afterward she was off to New York to work for David Yurman. She chuckles and admits, “He wasn’t famous until years later but I can still claim that I worked for him!”
Catherine returned to Cedarburg in 1980 and has been designing jewelry here for almost 38 years! Her work has been represented by Edgewood Orchard Galleries since 1983. She also shows her work at GOWA in West Bend and The Pagoda in Cedarburg.
Stop in during the month of June to watch Catherine design her works of art and to learn how she helps others freshen their keepsakes. You’ll learn more about her fascinating journey as a jewelry designer and involvement in Cedarburg’s, The Pagoda. She will be at the CCC on Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27: 11am – 4 pm; Thursday, June 28: 11 am – 4 pm, as well as Tues, June 26 when she presents on collaborative design.
Design Your Own Ring or Pendant with Cathy Laing
Tues, June 26: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Learn how you can renew sentimental, yet unworn jewelry into beautiful, classic “go-to” pieces to wear and to pass down to your family members. Drawing upon 43 years of experience in jewelry design, Cathy will present on the process of making her fine jewelry as well as jewelry re-design, with examples of past works. $17 CCC Members/ $20 Non-Members
For questions or more information, please contact the Cedarburg Cultural Center at 262-375-3676 or visit www.CedarburgCulturalCenter.org.
CEDARBURG CULTURAL CENTER:
Where Art, Music and History Thrive
Located in the heart of historic downtown Cedarburg, the CCC has been the cultural hub of the community for 32 years. The #CCC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Center for Art, Music and History in Ozaukee County. All classrooms, galleries, and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. The Cedarburg Cultural Center is free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
For more information, please visit:
W62 N546 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg WI 53012
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