Eliana Arenas was born in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two children. Arenas’ jewelry and installation work explores the capabilities of human beings to adjust to difficult situations. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR. Arenas has participated in selected exhibitions such as La Frontera, SOFA, 13 Annual International Expositions of Sculpture and Functional Art, Touching Warms the Art and Absence and Discomfort.
This very special Lunch and Learn is a new venture for the Turchin Center. We have invited noted artist and metalsmith Eliana Arenas to speak about her current installation in the Community Gallery (on view now through October 6, 2016) and to bring additional examples of her minimalist jewelry for a trunk show: Thinking Outside the Jewelry Box that will take place in the gallery immediately following her presentation.
Lunch & Learns are informative seminars that provide opportunities to deepen your knowledge about different aspects of the Turchin Center’s exhibition programming. Join us during the third Wednesday each month for in depth, lunch-time talks with the experts. Bring a bagged lunch and we will provide bottled water.