Flagler Beach silversmith Glenda Greenberg has brought her classic jewelry stylings to Ocean Art Gallery’s new location at 206 Moody Boulevard in downtown Flagler Beach. She will showcase her art during an art opening reception on Saturday, March 5 from 5 to 8 pm.
This will be the first Saturday night opening reception in what is a major change of schedule for the gallery. This and all future opening receptions will be held on the first Saturday of the month, instead of the first Friday, as in the past.
The art gallery, which owner Frank Gromling bills as Flagler Beach’s Art Destination, moved two blocks from its former A1A location to a larger and more dramatic space facing the Farmers Market and Veterans Park. As part of the gallery move, Gromling brought in several new artists, including Greenberg, whose silver jewelry he had admired at Rachel Thompson’s I AM ART Gallery in The Hammock.
Greenberg, who works in silver, gold, copper, brass, and leather, studied silver, lapidary, and coral forming at the Boca Raton Museum of Art and apprenticed with several artists. She also completed advanced classes in fold forming metal with renowned goldsmith Charles Lewton-Brain. Since then, Greenberg has been in numerous juried art shows from the Florida Keys to North Carolina, and has shown in many galleries, including Sanibel’s Watson McRae, Key West’s Island Store, Flagler’s Salvo Project, and Maine’s Coast Artist Gallery.
All pieces are handcrafted from the purest form of metal possible. The use of authentic cabochons (stones) is important to the energy of each creation, with the stone determining what the piece will be through its energy, color and shape. Each piece is one of a kind.
Greenberg trained in Reiki, Jin Shin Jiyutsu, and Cranio Sacral therapy. Having worked as a dolphin-assisted therapist with the Upledger Group, Equine therapy, and Catalyst PTSD program, she believes this thought process assists with the building of each piece. The hope is to send the work to its new owner with only the highest and best wishes for love, comfort and health.
Teaching is part of giving back for Greenberg. Classes she is capable of presenting include leather hand bag making, wire wrapping, hammered and cold connection of metal, and forming metal links for chain making. She looks forward to offering various classes at Ocean Art Gallery starting in the spring.Greenberg will have a wide variety of her jewelry on hand for the art opening and throughout March. Everyone is invited to meet the artist during the reception and enjoy light refreshments and live music. Admission is free.