Houston-based artist and jewelry maker Kari Breitigam creates minimalist statement jewelry. Her limited-edition designs combine fiber, clay, metal, and hand-dyed textiles using natural fibers such as linen, cotton, and silk. Many of her pieces are inspired by ancient jewelry designs, particularly those of ancient Rome and Egypt.
Join us at the Menil Bookstore, located across from the main museum building at 1520 Sul Ross Street, for a special opportunity to view and purchase Breitigam’s jewelry work. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
About the artist
Kari Breitigam is a multidisciplinary artist, textile dyer, and jewelry maker. In 2013, she launched her namesake accessories line, creating limited edition designs that explore the use of fiber, clay, and metal. All designs are crafted by hand in her Houston, Texas studio. Kari received a BFA in Painting and Drawing from The Ohio State University in 2009 and an MFA in Painting from Indiana State University in 2012. She is currently a Professor of Art at Lone Star College-University Park.