Friday July 15th, 2022
Opening night celebrations: 5:30-8:30pm
FREE EVENT, Complimentary Champagne served
Playthings Studio will be partnering up with A Path to Hope in Exton in our first Nonprofit/ Artist Collab exhibit! 30% of proceeds from sales from the exhibit will be donated to A Path to Hope, a local nonprofit "offering guidance and support in navigating mental health resources through education, information sharing, and community projects. Knowledge is power, and by normalizing the conversation surrounding mental health, we hope to empower individuals to feel comfortable seeking treatment and starting on their own Path To Hope."
A little bit about Playthings Studio:
With a name like "Playthings Studio", you can imagine that the artist behind the brand has something playful in mind when she designs her jewelry. Jessi Stead is a young Chester County, PA artist whose jewelry was originally inspired by fidget spinners, toys that are supposed to help you focus. Taking that concept to the next level, Jessi came up with kinetic jewelry - jewelry that's designed to move and so it can be played with!
Back in her home studio, Jessi is the inventor, tinkering with parts and using unconventional techniques - ballpoints, tension wires, rivets, to name a few - to create her designs. Jessi hopes that her art accessories inspire a conversation about accessibility without stigma. Jessi says "Whether it's with a piece of Playthings Studio jewelry or not, you can give yourself permission to fidget".
With Jessi's kinetic jewelry, the message is: "Really, PLEASE TOUCH!"