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Written in Stone: Natural History Through the Jeweler’s Eye Exhibition

April 28, 2023 - July 14, 2023

Written in Stone
Natural History Through the Jeweler’s Eye Exhibition
April 28 – July 14, 2023

Curated by Curt Pfeffer
Featuring work by Klee Benally, Kit Carson, Kestrel Dillon, Bill Ford, Neil Hunt, Lesley Aine McKeown, Joseph W. McShane, Curt Pfeffer, and Duane Tawahongva

As jewelry artists, we draw inspiration from Arizona’s fascinating geology, which has both an awe-inspiring beauty and a complex history of extractive mining practices. Our work makes use of the same elements – stone and metal – and transforms them in creative ways to reveal and share their essential beauty. We cut stone and polish it. We look for subtleties in color and use contrasts in texture. We build compositions so that each stone sings in harmony. There is a certain alchemy at work here: the same rocks and minerals once viewed simply as commodities are transformed through loving attention to detail. The goal of Written in Stone is to showcase a diversity of area jewelers whose work exhibits both a high degree of craftsmanship and a sensitivity to, and inspiration from, the natural and cultural landscape.

We hope you can join us for the following in-person Written in Stone events:

  • Exhibition Hours:
    • 10am-5pm (Tuesday-Friday)
  • Exhibit Opening Reception:
    • Friday, April 28th: 5-7:30pm
  • 4th Friday Art Walks:
    • May 26, June 23; 5-7:30pm
  • Artist Panel:
    • Friday, April 28th, 7pm.


April 28, 2023
July 14, 2023
Event Category:


Natural History Institute


Natural History Institute
126 N Marina St
Prescott, AZ 86301
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