Texas Tech University

School of Art Hosts Reception for New Exhibition

Hope Lenamon

March 8, 2018

Silver Linings

Sarah Spomer’s “Silver Linings” reflects on psychology and manifestations of mental illness and healing.

WHAT: The Texas Tech University School of Art will host a reception for Sarah Spomer's Master of Fine Arts exhibition, “Silver Linings: Manifesting Pathological Anxiety in Contemporary Jewelry.” 

WHEN: 7-10 p.m. Saturday (March 10)

WHERE: Texas Tech School of Art Landmark Arts Gallery, 1108 Fifth St.

ABOUT: The exhibition features Spomer's jewelry and metals artwork that reflects psychology and manifestations of mental illness and healing. Spomer uses art to overcome and process her feelings brought on by anxiety and depression. She said the repetition in each piece symbolizes obsessive thoughts, and the tight winding in the wire symbolizes the weight and tenseness experienced during a depressive or panicked episode.

Spomer is a Master of Fine Arts candidate in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing at Texas Tech. This week, she was notified of her selection as one of 20 individuals receiving a cash award for inclusion in the permanent art collection “The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation” in Chicago, Illinois.

CONTACT: Joe Arredondo, director of landmark arts, School of Art, J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8741 or joe.arredondo@ttu.edu


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