On First Friday, June 3, the Museum Store will be hosting a product launch event for Beaux & Arrow, a men’s and women’s line of jewelry and accessories stemming from a collaboration between local artists/designers Kris Johnsen of Emblem Studio and Hannah Tarkinson of Ponomo. The two artists have spent the last month working together on this new collaborative body of work entitled Beaux & Arrow, inspired by images of carnivals and a 1920s style. In the process, they are learning each others’ trade and merging Johnsen’s screen printing techniques with Tarkinson’s fashion/leather experience. The outcome is a striking and unique jewelry and accessories collection for men and women. Each product is derived from a slice of a bigger picture, making them truly one of a kind. Once the individual pieces find a home, the initial imagery that the pair created and then applied to leather will be scattered, never to be seen whole again.
The launching of this project is not to be missed. We hope you will join us!