sara cogswell- A Statement of Joy
The focal point of this statement necklace is a reversible blown glass disc with one side in dark gray and the other in a lighter luminous gray. The clear blown glass beads have a red center with gold foil. The eye catching red “spike” beads are of stone. The filler beads are black glass. All are crafted on black polyester thread.
Sara Cogswell has been a resident of Columbia, SC since 2011. Her thirty-year career in arts administration has included time as Program Associate at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in New York, Director of Operations for the WBAI Crafts Fair at Columbia University in New York, Director of the Crafts Festivals at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, Museum Administrator for the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Gallery Director of Gallery 115, also in Greensboro. She has been the owner and curator of Gallery West since the fall of 2013. Gallery West was formerly a gallery of fine art, antiques, contemporary craft and art jewelry. The brick and mortar gallery closed at the end of 2017 but continues as a mobile gallery focused on contemporary art jewelry. Cogswell explores the work of regional, national, and international art jewelers.