Monday, June 1, 2009


20th St & The Parkway, Phila, PA 19103

Mon – Fri: 11am - 7pm, Sat: 11am - 5pm

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Katie VanVliet, Art Shop Manager


First Mondays @ Moore:

Drop In The Bucket, Bridgett Bonn-Wagner, 08

Bridgett Bonn-Wagner, a 2008 graduate of Moore College of Art & Design, exhibits her new line of jewelry and installation, Drop In The Bucket, at The Art Shop @ Moore College of Art & Design from June 1-30, 2009.

Opening reception with the artist: Monday, June 1st , 5-7 pm.

Closing reception with the artist: Friday, June 26th, 5-7pm.

Pierced sterling silver Black Hawk Helicopters in silhouette act as both sculpture and display for one-of-a-kind military inspired jewelry with a modern feminine edge.

Bonn-Wagner, raised in a military family, remembers seeing helicopters hovering over the military bases where she lived. She uses military iconography to inspire all of her jewelry, but this is her first professional endeavor where the display for her jewelry line is an integral part of the installation.

The jewelry is cast resin over vintage Desert Storm playing cards, surrounded by 10K gold and 24K gold plate over sterling silver, making the adornments feminine, funky, and affordable. Nothing in the collection is priced over $62, excluding the helicopters.

The First Mondays @ Moore began in March 2008 as a featured alumnae installation project of the Art Shop @ Moore. Alumnae are invited to create a site-specific installation or series of works for the Art Shop’s window space. Ideally, the project bridges a gap between the artists’ studio practice and a commercial body of work. So far, twelve local alumnae, graduating between 1992 and 2007, have participated in the project. For more information about this ongoing installation series, contact Katie VanVliet at

The Art Shop @ Moore is a gallery shop on campus at 20th & The Parkway. We exclusively feature original works by Moore students and alumnae. Moore College of Art & Design is the first and only all-women’s art and design college in the country; we just wrapped up a year-long celebration of our 160th year!

1 comment:

Katie said...

Thanks, Erin. We had a great opening last night! Several openings on June 26th for other Galleries @ Moore events and we'll have a closing for this that night too.