Press Release Sharon Art Center
September 29, 2010

Elegant Beaded Jewelry by Nancy Dale- Featured Crafter at Sharon Arts Center


"Peterborough, NH: // Sharon Art Center’s Downtown Craft Galley is ablaze with the glitter and gleam of opulent cuffs and necklaces,  evening bags, earrings and more, painstakingly handcrafted in tiny seed beads, semiprecious stones, and precious metals by jewelry artist

Nancy Dale of Townshend Vermont-Sharon Arts Center’s Featured Craftsperson of the Month for October.

“With evocative names like Little Black Dress, Green Tear Drop, Purple Cubes, Copper Elegance, Blue Treasure, and Pearl Lariat,” said Gallery Director Camellia  Sousa,  “Nancy’s work harkens back almost 5,000 years to the halcyon days of the ancient Egyptians where jewelry was made in large workshops attached to temples and    palaces. Indeed, Cleopatra herself would be most luxuriously adorned in this stunning collection.”

Completely self-taught, Ms. Dale has been working with beads for  almost 20 years.  Of her work she says, “My inspiration lies in many different places and eras, from   Medieval to Victorian to Modern, from nature and from the visions presented by other artists in other media.  I am highly spiritual, but in no organized religious sense, and believe that my faith comes through in the pieces I make.  Beading,

for me, is not just what I do, but who I am.” One of Nancy’s necklaces “Dryad”, received the unique distinction of being     selected as a finalist at 2010 International Bead and Button Show. Dryad will be just one of several works on display and for sale at Sharon Arts Center’s Craft Gallery through the month of October.

Ideal for those special holiday gifts, Nancy Dale’s striking ccollection will be on view at Sharon Arts Downtown Gallery in Peterborough through October 30th."

About Sharon Arts

The mission of Sharon Arts Center, a non-profit organization,   is to engage the community in the artistic process, to support and serve artists and craftspeople, and to foster the relationship between artists and the community through education, exhibitions, the promotion and sale of         art and  craft, as well as through special  programs  and events.

Sharon Arts Center offers a wide variety of art classes and programs in the school facility in Sharon, NH, a Fine Craft Gallery, a Juried Artist Member Gallery, and an Exhibition Gallery in the Depot Square facility.

The Sharon Arts Fine Crafts Gallery is located in Depot Square  in Downtown Peterborough. Store hours are: Monday – Wednesday 10am to 6pm, Thursday and Friday 10am to 7pm, and Sunday 11 – 4 PM.

Sharon Arts is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire  State Council on  the Arts, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, The Susan A. and Donald P. Babson Charitable Foundation, and the Grimshaw-Gudewicz        Charitable Foundation.