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  • 01:00

    Metalsmith BenchTalk Past Favorites w/jewelry & hollowware designer Cynthia Eid

    in Art

    This Thursday, May 22nd at 3 p.m. PDT, we'll be going back into the MetalSmith BenchTalk archives. We'll be re-airing one of our favoite chats with jewelry and hollowware designer and maker Cynthia Eid.


    About: Cynthia Eid's hammered metalwork has won awards for creativity and design, featured in many publications, and exhibited extensively. Eid's sculptural jewelry and hollowware is primarily done in Argentium Silver and formed through the creative use of hammers and/or a hydraulic press. Currently an independent metalsmith and educator, she is a Jeweler and Silversmith based in Massachusetts USA, teaching weekly classes at Metalwerx and the De Cordova Museum School, and workshops and short courses all over the USA. Previously, she has worked as a designer/maker in goldsmith galleries, and as modelmaker/supervisor in a gold jewelry factory. Cynthia earned her Master of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing and Jewellery Design from Indiana University in 1980 and has a B.S. in Art Education.


    The paradox that “soft”, fluid-looking metal has evolved from flat, stiff rectangles though force, determination, and tenacity enchants me. I am entranced by the metal’s progressive transformation -- through hammering, persuasion, and struggle --- from a lifeless plane of metal toward an object of  vibrancy, unity and fluidity.


    Experimentation, serendipity, a sense of play, and the subconscious mind determine the forms of my work. The forms have their roots in my gardens, and my meanderings through the woods and along the water’s edge. In my work, the allusions to nature are intentionally ambiguous, to encourage interactive response and contemplation by the viewer.


    For more info, visit: http://www.cynthiaeid.com.

  • 01:52

    "The Assassination Of Black Emotion: Have We Lost Our Ability To Love?"

    in Lifestyle

    SPONSORED BY MARK PITTMAN--More and more stories of Black parents killing their children, Black children killing their parents, or other vicious actions between children and parents uncharacteric to the true nature of the Black community have been emerging to the front page at a viral rate. Today's youth have no sacred emotional allusions to their parents...a bond that has always been sacred despite any struggles, hardships, or obstacles, now is dispensable and the most violated by both government and the family itself. What lies beneath the emotional voids, the lack of sacredness, innocence and reverence in today's Black family? Are we rapidly submitting to the pressures of outside oppression? Or are these killings and fatal revolts being committed to bail out the culprits from inconvenient situations created by irresponsible behavior?

  • 00:03

    Immortal Magic New Age Talk

    in Spirituality

    We will talk about the Tarot deck, specifically cards in the major arcana.  We will also include allusions and explanations involving alchemy, magic, and astrology. 

  • 01:00

    Metalsmith BenchTalk with jewelry and hollowware designer Cynthia Eid

    in Art

    My Guest this Thursday, January 9 at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk is jewelry and hollowware designer and maker Cynthia Eid.


    About: Cynthia Eid's hammered metalwork has won awards for creativity and design, featured in many publications, and exhibited extensively. Eid's sculptural jewelry and hollowware is primarily done in Argentium Silver and formed through the creative use of hammers and/or a hydraulic press. Currently an independent metalsmith and educator, she is a Jeweler and Silversmith based in Massachusetts USA, teaching weekly classes at Metalwerx and the De Cordova Museum School, and workshops and short courses all over the USA. Previously, she has worked as a designer/maker in goldsmith galleries, and as modelmaker/supervisor in a gold jewelry factory. Cynthia earned her Master of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing and Jewellery Design from Indiana University in 1980 and has a B.S. in Art Education.


    The paradox that “soft”, fluid-looking metal has evolved from flat, stiff rectangles though force, determination, and tenacity enchants me. I am entranced by the metal’s progressive transformation -- through hammering, persuasion, and struggle --- from a lifeless plane of metal toward an object of  vibrancy, unity and fluidity.


    Experimentation, serendipity, a sense of play, and the subconscious mind determine the forms of my work. The forms have their roots in my gardens, and my meanderings through the woods and along the water’s edge. In my work, the allusions to nature are intentionally ambiguous, to encourage interactive response and contemplation by the viewer.


    For more info, visit: http://www.cynthiaeid.com.

  • 00:31

    It's My House & I Live Here

    in Radio

                          ( Shattered)
    ·       Sleeping Beauty
    ·       Allusions
    ·       Lies we tell ourselves
    ·       Living in an unperfected world
    ·       Bring in the clowns
    ·       The mask we wear
    ·       Pretending to be something that you’re not
    ·       Death
    ·       Awakening
    ·       Shattered/broken
    ·       Embracing NOW
    ·       Embracing YOU
    ·       Living Life In review
                                    
     

  • 00:31

    It's My House & I Live Here

    in Radio

                          ( Shattered)
    ·       Sleeping Beauty
    ·       Allusions
    ·       Lies we tell ourselves
    ·       Living in an unperfected world
    ·       Bring in the clowns
    ·       The mask we wear
    ·       Pretending to be something that you’re not
    ·       Death
    ·       Awakening
    ·       Shattered/broken
    ·       Embracing NOW
    ·       Embracing YOU
    ·       Living Life In review
                                    
     

  • 00:32

    It's My House & I Live Here

    in Radio

                          ( Shattered)
    ·       Sleeping Beauty
    ·       Allusions
    ·       Lies we tell ourselves
    ·       Living in an unperfected world
    ·       Bring in the clowns
    ·       The mask we wear
    ·       Pretending to be something that you’re not
    ·       Death
    ·       Awakening
    ·       Shattered/broken
    ·       Embracing NOW
    ·       Embracing YOU
    ·       Living Life In review
                                    
     

  • 00:31

    It's My House & I Live Here

    in Radio

                          ( Shattered)
    ·       Sleeping Beauty
    ·       Allusions
    ·       Lies we tell ourselves
    ·       Living in an unperfected world
    ·       Bring in the clowns
    ·       The mask we wear
    ·       Pretending to be something that you’re not
    ·       Death
    ·       Awakening
    ·       Shattered/broken
    ·       Embracing NOW
    ·       Embracing YOU
    ·       Living Life In review
                                    
     

  • 00:31

    It's My House & I Live Here

    in Radio

                          ( Shattered)
    ·       Sleeping Beauty
    ·       Allusions
    ·       Lies we tell ourselves
    ·       Living in an unperfected world
    ·       Bring in the clowns
    ·       The mask we wear
    ·       Pretending to be something that you’re not
    ·       Death
    ·       Awakening
    ·       Shattered/broken
    ·       Embracing NOW
    ·       Embracing YOU
    ·       Living Life In review
                                    
     

  • 00:26

    It's My House & I Live Here

    in Radio

                          ( Shattered)
    ·       Sleeping Beauty
    ·       Allusions
    ·       Lies we tell ourselves
    ·       Living in an unperfected world
    ·       Bring in the clowns
    ·       The mask we wear
    ·       Pretending to be something that you’re not
    ·       Death
    ·       Awakening
    ·       Shattered/broken
    ·       Embracing NOW
    ·       Embracing YOU
    ·       Living Life In review
                                    
     

  • 00:30

    Its my house and I LIVE here!

    in Radio

                                          It’s my house and I Live here!
    (Topic) Shattered
    Sleeping Beauty Allusions Lies we tell ourselves Living in an unperfected world Bring in the clowns The mask we wear Pretending to be something that you’re not Death Awakening Shattered/broken Embracing NOW Embracing YOU Living Life In review                                 
     
     

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