One-of-a-kind Hand-painted Folk Art Bracelets by Joan Shaver

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    In the exhibition "Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art," on view at the Jewish Museum October 18, 2019 - Februrary 9, 2020, you see many examples of American folk art that passed through galleriest and trailblazer Edith Halpert's "Downtown Gallery." Inspired by the works in the exhbition, Virginia artist Joan Shaver, who continues to work in the Fraktur and folk art traditions today, has hand-painted these wood bangle bracelets featuring popular folk art designs, such as birds, hearts, and flowers. Each one is unique in design and color. Please allow us to choose one for you; they are all equally wonderful! Made in Virigina.
     
    Born to a Jewish family in Odessa, Russia (now Ukraine), Edith Halpert (1900–1970) was the first significant female gallerist in the United States, propelling American art to the fore at a time when the European avant-garde still enthralled the world. In 1926, Halpert opened the Downtown Gallery in New York City, the first commercial art space in bohemian Greenwich Village. She deliberately promoted a diverse group of living American artists, fundamentally shifting the public's opinion of whose voices mattered in the art world.
     
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