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Forging a Link

Forging a Link

Metalsmiths Respond to the Mercer Collection

Start date

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 5:00am

End date

Sunday, January 5, 2020, 11:00am

Come and experience a new exhibition of contemporary metalwork displayed alongside the intriguing collection of pre-industrial tools and artifacts that inspired it. "Forging a Link: Metalsmiths Respond to the Mercer Collection" will be on view at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, September 28, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

The Mercer Museum, in collaboration with guest curator Cappy Counard, invited twenty-two blacksmiths, metalsmiths, and jewelers to create a piece of artwork directly influenced by their experience with Mercer’s collection and architecture. Their diverse work seeks to disrupt, question, and inject a moment of unexpected wonder into the Mercer experience while asking viewers to contemplate a broader way of thinking through the objects that connect us.

Participating artists are Sue Amendolara, Lynn Batchelder, Erica Bello, Melanie Bilenker, Cappy Counard, Maria Eife, Michael Gayk, Ian Henderson, Warren Holzman, Jera Lodge, Becky McDonah, Tedd McDonah, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Dan Neville, Nash Quinn, Patrick J. Quinn, Stephen Reynolds, Mike Rossi, Courtney Starrett, Katja Toporski, Pamela J. Wallace, Stacey Lee Webber and Adam Whitney.

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