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Rosa Kilgore announced as the Artist in Residence for March at Sanctuary on Camelback Resort
By: Rosa Kilgore
Kilgore is from a family of artists, art collectors, and gallerists. She began art classes and workshops at an early age while living in London as a child. She has garnered national awards in jewelry making while attending The Orme School and DePaul University. Her creative drives led her to metalsmithing while living in Los Angeles, California, living for a time in Santa Fe, NM and then back home to Arizona, where her family has been for generations. Influenced by other jewelers, growing up watching her uncle Jesse Monongye make exquisite jewelry, as well as her mother Linda Margaret Kilgore, a renowned steel sculptor. Kilgore has always been drawn to the medium of metal eventually studying casting and fabrication techniques with a Navajo silversmith, Dorothy Jeffrey.
"A trained silversmith, most of my pieces are first fabricated in silver and then molded for casting." She often incorporates freshwater (cultured) pearls (chosen for their imperfect shapes and earthy, natural colors), along with many semi-precious stones such as garnet, amethyst, American turquoise, pyrite, lava, and more. She uses the lost wax casting method, combined with other ancient and modern techniques, creating textured sterling silver and ancient bronze jewelry. Kilgore maintains a green studio, from avoiding the use of toxic chemicals, uses recycled sterling silver and recycles her scrap metals, and buying locally sourced equipment to always being environmentally conscious. "Taking my inspiration from the world around me, I am inspired most by textures and not interested in the perfect, preferring to 'scar' the metal with hammer and anvil," states Kilgore. Her jewelry is sold in galleries and fine boutiques in Washington, New Mexico, Texas, Montana, and Arizona. For more about this talented artist visit RosaKilgore.com
Sanctuary on Camelback will host Artist Workshops with Rosa Kilgore at Praying Monk (this is a beautiful room attached to the Elements restaurant) on Saturday, March 10 and Saturday, March 17 from 10:30am – 12:30pm at Praying Monk, for the cost of $125 per person. This will be an exciting workshop using sterling silver, semi-precious stones and a range of charms and amulets, which will be available for use. Artist Rosa Kilgore will show participants timeless techniques for creating your own piece of wearable art and will aid guest in achieving a piece they will enjoy for many years to come. Following each workshop participants can join the artist for a group lunch at Elements Restaurant (Lunch includes a three-course prix fixed menu offered at an addition.) *Spaces are limited and advance reservations are required for each Artist Workshop. Our intimate artist workshops are limited to seven guests. Spaces are limited so to reserve a spot call Alison Bontrager at (480) 607-2321 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sanctuary's "Artist in Residence" program provides the opportunity to meet and learn from spectacular artists across a wide variety of mediums in Sanctuary's inspirational setting. Sanctuary on Camelback Resort is located at 5700 East McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. For information about the Artist in Residence program visit https://www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com/