Wearing All The Hats: April Wood
In the 18th episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown sits down with Contemporary Jeweler, April Wood. This is the second installment of interviews Sarah conducted with Staff members of the Baltimore Jewelry Center located in Baltimore, MD.
The Baltimore Jewelry Center is in it's infancy and as a newly founded non-profit, the staff is small and they all wear many hats. April is the Exhibitions Director, Studio Manager, and instructor. The two women discuss how April came to be in Baltimore, what the deal is with the student loan forgiveness program, and the importance of finding time for yourself.
April Wood is a metalsmith living and working in Baltimore, MD. She is a co-founder of the Baltimore Jewelry Center, a metals + jewelry community education space in Baltimore city, where she is Studio Manager, Exhibitions Director, and an Instructor. She received her BFA in Studio Art, concentrating in Metals/Jewelry from Texas State University – San Marcos and her MFA from Towson University. She has taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Penland School of Crafts, Idyllwild Arts Academy, and Towson University. Her work has been featured in Metalsmith, Surface Design Journal, and Sculpture. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally, including a solo exhibition at the Austin Museum of Art, Reinstein | Ross, and SIERAAD International Art Jewelry Fair in Amsterdam.
The Baltimore Jewelry Center
The Baltimore Jewelry Center is an educational nonprofit building a vibrant creative community for the study and practice of metalsmithing and art jewelry. We educate and inspire new and established artists, as well as promote metalsmithing and art jewelry to the general public through exhibitions, community and educational outreach.