Gabriel Ofiesh orbit rings
- Day + Time
- Fri December 13, 2013 5 – 8:30 pm
Sat December 14, 2013 10 am – 4 pm
- VMFA Shop
- Forty years ago, this UVA grad with a BA in English literature — and a passion for jewelry-making — went to a craft show and, in just two days, made $400 selling his creations. As Gabriel Ofiesh moved from small rural craft fairs to large events up and down the East Coast, making jewelry quickly replaced teaching English as his chosen career. Largely self-taught, the artist often uses tools and materials in nontraditional ways, resulting in some very intriguing designs and a national following. An example is his signature “orbit rings," which feature a band which freely revolves around a surface ring. Come meet the artist and see his metalwork designs at a trunk show and sale of his work on Fri and Sat, Dec 13 and 14.