Featured Artist


Dare County Arts Council is pleased to present a special exhibit of jewelry and metalwork for the month of February, featuring the talents of College of the Albemarle’s Professional Arts – Jewelry program. Opening on February 6th, with an opening reception from 6pm – 8pm, the exhibit will feature new pieces from these talented, emerging artists. The COA Exhibit will be on display through February 28th. Gallery hours in February are 10am-5pm, Tuesday through Friday, and noon - 4pm on Saturday. The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.

College of The Albemarle’s Professional Crafts: Jewelry program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to build a business from their artistic talent. Coursework combines technical knowledge and design skills with marketing and business essentials. Students learn basic and advanced jewelry construction and metalsmithing techniques. Practical experience in design and application of skills learned in the program enable students to develop their unique style and create one-of-a-kind and production pieces. To learn more about this program, visit www.albemarle.edu/jewelry.

Students create jewelry and metalwork from silver, copper and brass, often incorporating gemstones and enamels for color.  These talented students create work in a variety of different styles using techniques and materials including fabrication, forming, forging, casting, raising, mixed metals, stone setting, enameling, cold connections, patinas, resin and found objects.  This exhibit features jewelry and metalwork by students and alumni of COA’s jewelry program.

For more information, please call (252) 473-5558. Dare County Arts Councils is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Dare County through advocacy, enrichment, and opportunity.