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FUSION: The Artistry of Chelsea & Alex


We are pleased to announce jewelers and sweethearts, Chelsea Stone and Alex Horst,
as our Featured Artists for the romantic month of February.
They will be presenting their newest jewelry concepts
during the 4th Friday Artwork on February 23rd from 5-8pm.

We are pleased to announce, jewelers and partners, Chelsea Stone and Alex Horst, as our Featured Artists for the romantic month of February. They will be presenting their newest jewelry concepts during the 4th Friday Artwalk on February 23rd from 5-8pm.

Chelsea has been making jewelry for over 20 years and there is no stopping her! Her creative energy toward her jewelry and life in general, are what make Chelsea and her jewelry so much fun! Her playful style and endless amount of design ideas make Chelsea’s work ever-popular and appealing to all ages.

Graduating with a Bachelors in Fine Art – Jewelry from Northern Arizona University and a Masters in Fine Art from Texas Tech University, Chelsea has taught many years in various colleges and universities, but now focuses on her studio work.

Chelsea has called Prescott her home for many years, although one can hardly keep up with her “gypsy lifestyle” – traveling all over the country exhibiting her jewelry at art festivals.

As a self-proclaimed “workaholic” she spends hours creating from her palate of silver, gold, copper, handmade glass beads (she creates herself!) colorful gemstones and brightly colored enamels.

In whatever free-time Chelsea has in town, she can be seen having a good time performing with her girlfriends of “Why Not? BELLYDANCE”.

 

Alex comes by his intense creativity and love for jewelry-making quite naturally. Born to a family who ran a jewelry supply business in Denver, Colorado, at the “tender age of five” Alex was already learning from his father and grandfather how to cut gemstones! Still a young boy, his family moved to Arizona to his grandfather’s horse and cattle ranch in the Prescott area. By the time he was eighteen, Alex’s work was being sold and collected at numerous international and municipal gem shows. His jewelry continues to evolve and grow along with his name as one of the premier lapidary workers in the world!

As Alex states, “simple geometry and clean lines are the cornerstone to my gemstone carvings and jewelry creations because they allow the elegance and beauty of nature to speak for itself.” He adds precious metals to his gemstones to create “texture, brilliance and balance”. Alex’s passion for creating jewelry is inspired by combinin while balancing the metal properties of gold and silver with the fragility of his gemstones.

Alex is well-known for his handmade mokume-gane. Mokume is from a Japanese tradition, which means “wood-eye” and gane means “metal.” As Alex says “The process to fabricate mokume is time-consuming, tedious, and exact, which scares off most jewelry artists!”  The process involves stacking and fusing multiple layers of metal into a billet. The billet is then manipulated in such a way that a pattern resembling wood grain emerges over its surface. Alex combines this pattern with silver and gemstones, thus creating his one-of-a-kind extraordinary pieces of jewelry.

Alex joins Chelsea on many of the juried art festivals around the country, but always enjoys coming home to Prescott.


Van Gogh’s Ear will be hosting a reception
for Chelsea and Alex
during the 4th Friday Art Walk
February 23rd from 5-8pm.
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About Us

Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery opened its doors on historic Whiskey Row in lovely downtown Prescott, Arizona, in April of 2003.  Presenting over 3400 square feet filled with exceptional contemporary fine art and craft, Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery remains “home” to over 70+ artists – many of whom are from the Prescott area, itself. Offering some of the most unusual and intriguing artwork in the country, Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery is clearly a “must see” for all art lovers visiting the southwest.

The owners of Van Gogh’s Ear are most proud of its history.  After spending almost five months renovating the space themselves to accommodate the needs of a large gallery, the ever-versatile owners then constructed all of their own pedestals and display cases!

A year later, the owners were rewarded for their efforts when Arizona governor, Janet Napolitano, presented the architect and gallery owners with a Main Street Award for historic reconstruction of a commercial space.  

Soon after that, Van Gogh’s Ear won the Niche Award for Retailer of the Year; an award offered in recognition of quality of artwork offered, ingenuity of display, as well as business skill.

Giving back to the community has always been an integral part of who we are.  Over the past few years we have had the privilege to contribute to the following organizations that have brought needed services and quality of life to our community and Arizona: Prevent Child Abuse AZ, Yarnell Restoration Fund, Prescott Film Festival, Courthouse Lighting Fund, Chalk It Up!, West Yavapai Guidance Clinic Foundation, and Prescott Creeks.

But in the end, it is ensuring honest, open and respectful relationships – whether between  owner and artist, manager and employee or business and community – that remains the key to success or failure.  Van Gogh’s Ear Gallery prides itself on its continued dedication to those principles and to its collection of top-notch art.

 

 

“Walking into Van Gogh’s Ear Art Gallery makes me smile. I love the brilliant colors, the intriguing shapes and the unique jewelry. It’s always a pleasing experience to browse the exhibits in such a bright and uplifting environment. The staff are fabulous, friendly and helpful. I always feel welcomed by the owners and staff, making it a “must stop” on the 4th Friday Art Walks. It’s a great place for an art collector as well as a gift shopper or for anyone who enjoys beauty. It’s my favorite gallery in Prescott.”

Gail Martin

“Van Gogh’s Ear is by far THE BEST fine art gallery in Prescott. They offer a great collection of artists with spacious and well lit displays. Knowledgeable, friendly gallery staff make browsing and buying a fun experience. Something special for every budget and every collector from fabulous handcrafted jewelery to magnificent wall art. Van Gogh’s Ear is Prescott’s finest gallery experience.”

Jill Johnson

“As a former gallery owner myself, I love the collection of artists Van Goghs ears is working with. Classy and current…….I want to aquire a piece from every artist!”

Susan


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