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Debra Salopek Paintings, Prints, Drawings: Lisa Mele Fine Jewelry

April 22, 5:00 pm7:00 pm

Paintings, Prints, and Drawings by Debra Salopek
Fine Jewelry by Lisa Mele

Please join us for the opening and ongoing exhibition of Debra Salopek and Lisa Mele paintings. prints and fine jewelry Studio light|space at 307 S Convent Ave Tucson AZ 85701. On view through May 28th with an opening on Saturday, April 22, from 6-8.

Debra Salopek’s intimate paintings contain huge skyscapes and seascapes that were made after a move back to Michigan from New Mexico. “It was only after two years of daily walks along its shores that I felt any measure of competency to capture this enormous and moody inland sea whose sky and water are capable of combining into a pellucid bowl of light.”

Lisa Mele is fascinated by rare and fine gems – pearls, opals, diamonds, moonstones – as well as semi-precious bead necklaces made out of the tiniest turquoise, lapis, and coral beads. Her work glows on the body.

The studio offers fine art, craft, and jewelry. The essential everyday sits comfortably alongside the rare. Light | Space believes the joy of acquiring something new and precious is also understanding its unique characteristics. Objects, jewelry, and art come from makers that have a unique tale to tell.

Beverly’s curiosity and taste have been well honed over many years: first in Lancaster County PA, where Amish architecture and quilts are part of her DNA; then as a studio artist and muralist in Philadelphia; in New Mexico as a landscape designer. She most recently opened a studio and gallery in Tucson, combining a practice of art making and space design.

light | space is housed in a historic building dating from the 1800s. Cross the threshold and enter into a warm adobe structure with brick floors and exposed vigas. It is furnished with work tables and Beverly’s design studio, seamlessly integrated into an inviting and serene space. The collection reflects a minimal sensibility that elevates the everyday. The philosophy is rooted in the Japanese and Shaker ideals that there is no divide between art and craft.


April 22
5:00 pm—7:00 pm
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