Cameos for Valentines
As part of Binghamton's First Friday Art Walk -- and in celebration of Valentine's Day 2007 -- the Connelly Gallery at 205 State St, Binghamton, NY 13901-2711 will hold an exhibit and sale of 19th and early 20th century cameos The Perfect Gift for Your Valentine on Friday, February 2, 2007 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy special entertainment and treats with a Valentine's Day themeas you shop for your sweetheart. The exhibit consists of vintage shell cameos, most of which were carved near Naples, Italy. Many illustrate mythological themes, usually portraying a woman in profile. The cameos -- fashioned into brooches, rings, pendants, earrings, and hatpins -- are set in gold, silver, bakelite, plastic and other man-made materials. Learn more about cameos in our curator's notes. The exhibit and sale of vintage cameos will continue through February 28, weekdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and at other times by appointment (Telephone: 607-722-9593).
|Click a cameo for a closer look.|