ROSELLE PARK– “Digital Gems,” a solo exhibit of photographs of unique jewelry by Roselle Park resident Leona M Seufert, is on display at the Casano Community Center Art Gallery through Dec. 21. There will be a reception to meet the artist on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Seufert is a digital artist who has created a new collection of handmade jewelry of necklaces, pins, and pendants. She finds inspiration for her line of jewelry in the digital photomontages she has created over the last seven years. “I have created digital art by experimenting with the unlimited possibilities of Photoshop in order to realize my artistic dreams,” she said. “Using what I have learned about creating in the digital world, I decided to return to my first love, jewelry.”
Taking digital art to a new level, Seufert uses altered photographs to create colorful images for this line of jewelry. Called “Digital Gems,” each piece has, at its center, a small segment of a photograph printed out in color on an inkjet printer. These statement pieces are surrounded by beads, gilt, and other “found” objects.
Seufert said “My jewelry is a way for me, as an artist, to get ‘personal’ with you, a way to provide you with portable art. These small works of art are items you can wear close to your body, chosen for their unique statement, an object that enhances the vibes of your personality! They are designed to be worn by a woman who is not afraid of attracting attention. She knows that everyone is looking at her when she walks into a room. That is my mission in creating these pieces: I want you to wear my jewelry because it is as interesting and complex as you are.”
The gallery is located in the Casano Community Center, 314 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park. It is open Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday until 5 p.m.
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