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Presentations (Continued) Charles Lewton-Brain Friday May 17 9:45am, Canadian Room Sponsored by Bill Gangi Multisensory Arts AN INTERVIEW WITH CHARLES LEWTON-BRAIN Master goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain has made a lasting mark on Charles lewton-Brain Master Goldsmith/Writer/ Publisher/Educator Calgary, AB, Canada fine crafts both in and outside the studio. Interviewed by Alan C. Elder, learn about Lewton-Brain's career in this unique format. His jewellery is distinctive in that it shows the natural outcomes of tensions that occur when metals are pushed to their limit, and it has been exhibited across Canada and abroad. He has taught at the Alberta College of Art and Design since 1986, has written extensively on goldsmithing techniques, safety and studio photography, created his own publishing company, and cofounded, which has become the world's largest free online Alan C. Elder Curator, Canadian Crafts & Design, Canadian Museum of Civilization Gatineau, QC, Canada resource for jewellers. He invented a technique called "foldforming", which uses simple hand tools to rapidly shape sheet metal. Alan C. Elder is Curator, Canadian Crafts and Design at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Sponsored by Harbourfront Centre Peter DiCristofaro Friday, May 17 11:45am, Canadian Room MAKE LIKE THE MASTERS Make like Cartier, design like Tiffany, twist like Yurman, and get a rare look into the genius of unknown Michelangelos that made jewellery— Peter DiCristofaro Jeweller/Designer/ Adviser/Lecturer Providence, RI, USA a tour never given in their workshops, how they had to get up from the jeweller's bench and be inventive to grow. We will travel together, walk their walk, and talk their talk. Exhibits of molds, dies, patterns, gadgets and tricks of the trade will be presented. Elaine Kim Saturday, May 18 9:00am, Canadian Room ICONS OF IDENTITY Jewellery plays a pivotal role in the expression of the culture of a society. The traditional cultures in many regions of the world have not remained Elaine Kim Deputy Director, World Jewellery Museum/Adjunct Professor, Kyung Hee University College of Fine Arts Seoul, South Korea static, but have changed over time in response to their environment. The 5,000 items that form the collection of the World Jewellery Museum bear the indelible marks of metamorphosis and adaptation in traditional cultures. The presentation will chart the wide practices of historic and contemporary jewellery culture in Asia. As innovation and creativity are the engines of economic and cultural growth, the works by contemporary jewellery designers ask thought-provoking questions. 18

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