Billed as Chicago’s “Most ONEderful time of the year,” the oneofakind show at the Merchandise Mart is the perfect place to do your holiday shopping. More than 600 talented artists will bring their unique creations to the Mart from December 1 – 4, 2011. The Mart is located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood at 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza.
Artist and custom jewelry maker, Dobrila Pintar will be exhibiting her unique creations. One-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and glass-blown Christmas ornaments will be some of the items you’ll see when you visit Dobrila’s booth.
The oneofakind show lets you get up-close and personal with the artists and artisans. Artists will be available to speak with you and there will be demonstrations and workshops that you can participate in. Multi-day tickets are available for $12, $9 for seniors and students; children 12 and under are free.
Two of Dobrila’s hand-blown Christmas ornaments
Thursday, December 1 noon – 9 pm Friday, December 2 11 am – 9 pm Saturday, December 3 10 am – 7 pm Sunday, December 4 10 am – 5 pm
Be sure to stop by and visit with Dobrila, where she hopes you’ll be “wishing on a jewel” this holiday season.
For more information, including how to purchase tickets for the oneofakind show, please click here.
Dobrila is one of 40 artists opening their doors in celebration of Chicago Artist Month. The exhibition opening and reception, “Creative Cornerstones,” is Friday, October 21 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. On Saturday, October 22, there is a panel discussion on the 5th floor from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. From 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. the EastBank Building 100th Anniversary Party will feature a performance by Chicago’s own, Scarlet Monk at 9 p.m. On Sunday, October 23, Open Studio hours are 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. with an “Artful Brunch” at 12 p.m. on the 3rd floor. Bridgeport Art Center is located at 1200 W. 35th St. (entry at 34th Pl. and Racine). For more information call 773-247-3000. Free parking is available at the Bridgeport Art Center for this event.
Built 100 years ago as part of the Spiegel complex, the Bridgeport Art Center is now home to over 40 artists. Artists will be opening their doors during Chicago Artist Month and hosting exhibitions, panel discussions, and music performances.
Did you see us at the 2011 Bash on Wabash last weekend? We were there, had a great Saturday, but unfortunately, were washed out for most of the day on Sunday. In spite of the weather, we made a lot of new friends. Here’s hoping for better weather next year! Dobrila was able to introduce her unique one-of-a-kind jewelry creations to folks who might otherwise never see them.
If you didn’t attend the Bash, check out the slide show to see what you missed!
Artists and custom jewelry maker, Dobrila Pitar, will be exhibiting at the annual Bash on Wabash, Saturday, September 17 and Sunday September 18, 2011 at 14th and Wabash. Dobrila will be selling her custom, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces at the “South Loop’s premier outdoor event.” The event includes, food, music, and local artisans.
Be sure to stop by and visit with Dobrila and find out about her new studio and future art classes.
Dobrila (right) at last year’s Bash
The Bash on Wabash is an event suitable for the entire family. The Bash hours are noon – 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Artists and custom jewelry maker, Dobrila Pitar, will be exhibiting at the annual Festival on Prairie Avenue, Saturday, September 10, 2011. The festival location is 18th and Prairie Ave. The family-friendly event is from 12 noon – 6 p.m. Stop by and visit Dobrila to learn about her custom jewelry and find out about her new studio location at the Bridgeport Art Center. Dobrila will be teaching classes and workshops for adults and children. Be sure to ask about her class schedule for this fall and winter.
Lampworking (sometimes called flameworking or torchworking) is a practiced art form that dates back to the 1st Century B.C. Murana, Italy, became the center for lampworking in the 14th century. Often confused with glassblowing, lampworking does not use a blowpipe to manipulate the glass. Instead, glass rods are heated and manipulated over a flame or torch that uses propane or natural gas mixed with oxygen.
In the beginning, lampworking was done using oil lamps (thus the name). Artist had to blow air into the flame using a pipe.Lampworking artwork includes beads for jewelry, Christmas tree ornaments, paperweights, and much more.
Lampworking is the technique that Dobrila Pintar used to create her jewelry. The technique guarantees that each bead produced is unique and special. Dobrila sometimes combines glass beads with silver and other metals to produced interesting necklaces, bracelets, and rings.