The Baltimore Jewelry Center in the new Centre building on North Avenue in the Station North A&E District is a resource for emerging and established metal and jewelry artists. It offers classes and studio space, and now, the Center is holding its first exhibition, featuring the work of three acclaimed artists with strong Baltimore roots, Shana Kroiz, Joyce Scott, and Betty Cooke. The exhibition also features some of the work of the current faculty at the Jewelry Center.
Joyce Scott and Betty Cooke join Tom in the studio. Their work is known internationally, and, like the Jewelry Center, their history in Baltimore includes the Maryland Institute College of Art. Betty graduated from MICA in 1946, and she taught there for more than 20 years. Joyce also received a degree from MICA, and went on to get a graduate degree from Mexico's Institute Allende. She has taught community arts in Baltimore and across the US, and she also performs as a singer and theater artist.
The exhibition at the Baltimore Jewelry Center is called Passing From One Hand: Betty Cooke, Joyce Scott, Shana Kroiz and a Tradition of Metalsmithing and Jewelry in Baltimore.