Handmade Jewelry by Two UAMS Employees in Exhibit July 6-Aug. 31

By todd

The Arts of UAMS exhibit, “Jewelry: Bent, Knotted, Wrapped and Tied With Beads,” is free and open to the public. For library hours, call (501) 686-5980.

Fox is a professor of pathology in the UAMS College of Medicine and the head of cell therapy and transfusion medicine in the UAMS Clinical Pathology Lab. She spent many childhood years designing jewelry from broken shells and glass she collected on the beach; as an adult, she had others turn her designs into jewelry. After moving to Little Rock four years ago, Fox studied at the Museum School of the Arkansas Arts Center and learned to make the jewelry herself. Today, she is one of the Arkansas artists represented at the River Market ArtSpace Gallery in Little Rock.

West is the director of clinical systems in the UAMS Division of Information Technology. She has studied wire wrapping and pottery making so that she can design and deliver unique pendants for necklaces. She also has recently started making earrings out of wire, clay and glass. West especially enjoys custom-designing a piece of jewelry to match someone’s clothing and personality. She has participated in jewelry shows and sales in Little Rock, Dallas and Park City, Utah, and her work is available at Box Turtle in Little Rock and by appointment.