Jill Baker Gower creates jewelry and sculpture informed by her female experience and our consumer culture’s portrayal of women’s needs and desires. While primarily a metalsmith, Jill incorporates materials such as skin-toned rubber and mirrors to reference the human body, self-examination, and vanity. Other materials such as pearls, gems, feathers, enamel, hair, silver, and gold are chosen for their aesthetic qualities, emotional resonance, preciousness, and value associations. Jill received her MFA in Metals from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona and her BS in Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin. image: Jill Baker Gower, "Golden Reflection Brooch," 2017. Argentium sterling silver, 14K gold fill wire, mirrored acrylic, 23K red gold leaf, stainless steel. Photo courtesy of the Artist.
Mindfulness Meditation in the Sculpture Garden
April 20 & June 22.
In these sessions, attendees are invited to enrich their experience with art through the practice of mindfulness. Attendees will be guided in a brief meditation and taught how to engage with art mindfully as they encounter various pieces. Sessions will take place inside the museum in the case of inclement weather. These sessions will be led by Amy Balentine, owner of Memphis Center for Mindful Living, who is a teacher of mindfulness as well as a psychologist. She has completed teacher training at the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. Members | Free Non-members | $6* *includes complimentary Museum admission