Current Focus Gallery
Ornaments: A Penland Collection
a thing used to make something look more attractive but usually having no practical purpose, esp. a small object such as a figurine.
a quality or person adding grace, beauty, or honor to something: the design would be a great ornament to the metropolis.
decoration added to embellish something, esp. a building: it served more for ornament than for protection.
1 small tables covered with ornaments: knickknack, trinket, bauble, bibelot, gewgaw, gimcrack, furbelow; informal whatnot, doodad, tchotchke.
2 the dress had no ornament at all: decoration, adornment, embellishment, ornamentation, trimming, accessories.
verb |ˈôrnəˌment| [ with obj. ]
make (something) look more attractive by adding decorative items: the men and women in the Stone Age ornamented their caves
1 the room was highly ornamented: decorate, adorn, embellish, trim, bedeck, deck (out), festoon; literary bedizen.
The collection includes ornaments by Lloyd Baldwin, Rick and Valerie Beck, William and Katherine Bernstein, Sarah Brown, Margaret Cogswell, Lucy Dierks, Jon Ellenbogen and Rebecca Plummer, Annette Gates, Charity Hall, Liz Koerner, Stacey Lane, Rob Levin, Janis Miltenberger, Michelle Moode, Emilio Santini, Valerie Bjork Schnaufer, and Loring Taoka
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FOCUS GALLERY EXHIBITIONS 2013
Tina Mullen: Drawings and Paintings
March 22 – April 28
Jessica Calderwood: Enamel Jewelry and Sculpture
May 3 – June 16
Marlene True: Metals
June 21 – July 28
Ronan Peterson: Ceramics
August 2 – September 15
Martina Lantin: Ceramics
September 20 – October 27