Karin White, Jewelry Artist
Karin can create custom pieces from your keepsake silverware. For example, using your mother’s or grandmother’s favorite silver spoon. Growing up scouring flea markets and tag sales with her mom, this eclectic artist developed an appreciation for vintage designs at an early age. She is inspired by the excess of the Victorians, the femininity of art nouveaux and the kitchiness of the 50’s. Passionate about reusing and recycling, Ms. White uses antique and vintage silverware, old hardware, bottle caps and other “found objects” in her designs. Working with metal clays, sterling silver, copper and gemstones, her earthy pieces are one of a kind art, meant to be worn every day.
Her signature piece, a bracelet made of an antique or vintage spoon, has earned her the nickname “the spoon lady.” Each piece is hand hammered and stamped with a word or saying using antique tools and then polished to bring out its individual texture. Ms. White studied art and photography at Montclair State College. She resides in Warren County with her three kids and her quirky dog, Violet. Her work is for sale at several retail locations and on weekends she can be found selling her designs at craft fairs, music festivals and home shows. For more information go to http://funkyearthartjewelry.com
Jeanine Erickson, Stained Glass , Jewelry
For the month of May, Jeanine Erickson will be featuring her Steampunk line of jewelry. All of her work is made from vintage watch and clock parts, sterling silver and titanium. The process begins with taking the clocks and watches apart, determining which parts are suitable for jewelry, then filing the sharp edges and creatively altering them to make innovative jewelry. For more information contact Jeanine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Gallery Tour and Art Sale Features 2 artists for the Month of May at Gallery 23 - Karin White and Jeanine Erickson
Ron Rischer of Redemption Processing Representatives, Inc. (RPR) Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Ron Fischer, President of Redemption Processing Representatives, Inc. was awarded the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award while attending the Association of Coupon Professionals annual conference held in San Antonio this past week.
According to the ACP, “the award is designed to recognize an industry professional who has succeeded within his or her own organization and inspired change and growth within the coupon promotion industry.” Introduced in 1998, there have been 12 recipients, among which included Diane DuBois of Nestle USA, Carl Bisson of General Mills, Don King of Procter & Gamble and MaryAnn Pindulic of Unilever. Ron thanked the audience and stated he was honored that he and RPR are included with these other industry leaders, but then quickly added that they were all now retired, however, he is “not ready yet”.
RPR located in Blairstown, New Jersey and was founded in 1994. Their services are coupon processing for retailers, deduction management for manufacturers and consulting. RPR has been a member of ACP since 1994. Ron has served on the Board since 1995, held several executive positions including President in 2003 and 2004, and currently is Chairman of the Guidelines Committee.