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Upcoming Meeting:

Monday, May 22, 2017, at 7:30 PM - Delaware County Library

Duane W Bargar, born and raised in Delaware, Ohio, is an award winning silversmith and woodworker. Duane works primarily in sterling silver and fabricates nearly all of his own components to create both inventory and custom work. Duane is also skilled in lapidary work and frequently mines, cuts and polishes the stones used in his creations. His workshop is on a large farm about 20 miles north of Columbus, Ohio.

Duane was raised learning about home restoration and the basics of improvised engineering from his grandfather, a WW2 combat engineer and farmer. His family also owned and operated a local jewelry store, Bargar Jewelry, in historic downtown Delaware, Ohio for 57 years. Duane studied musical instrument construction at Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in Phoenix, AZ and went on to hone his woodworking and instructional expertise as Scene Shop Manager at Ohio Wesleyan University›s Theatre Department.

Relocating to New Mexico in 1997, Duane initially attended the University of New Mexico and put his woodworking skills to use at a regional furniture company, where he designed both furniture and custom home cabinet packages along with managing business operations. As a reflection of Duane's diverse aesthetic appreciation, he co-founded an independent business in 2000 located on Historic Route 66,
that specialized in ethnographic tactile arts from Central and South Asia and North Africa. Eventually his roots got a hold of him and his attention turned from woodwork to silversmithing, as he comes from three generations of jewelers.

The nearly two decades spent in New Mexico cemented Duane's gifts and talents as a silversmith. His influences draw heavily from classic Southwestern style, tribal textiles and jewelry, and his love of various design from Art Nouveau jewelry to Midcentury poster print making.

When Duane is not in his workshop or vending nationally at shows, he enjoys teaching and instructs students at the Delaware Arts Castle as well as private lessons for jewelry making and lapidary work.
Check out Duane’s work at www.calamityduane.com.

 

Meetings:

   

Delaware County Library

Map to Meeting Location

Meeting Date Speaker Location Newsletter Minutes
2016-2017 Season
September 26, 2016 Tammy Perakis Wallace, Ross Museum, viewing of art of Nancy Frank and Linda Sappington OWU Ross Museum, S. Sandusky and Spring St. September Newsletter  
October Laura Kolb Delaware Public Library October Newsletter  
November Steve Hirsch Gallery 22
22 E. Winter St.
November Newsletter  
December Holiday get-together?      
January Dave Senecal Gallery 22
22 E. Winter St.
January Newsletter  
February James Mellick Delaware Public Library February Newsletter February Minutes
March Julie Richardson Delaware Public Library March Newsletter  
April Rosellina Avoscan Edgar Hall, at 35 S. Sandusky, room 121 April Newsletter April Minutes
May Duane Bargar Delaware Public Library May Newsletter May Minutes
2015-2016 Season
September 21, 2015 Stephanie Moon and Deb Little Gallery 22
22 E. Winter St.
September Newsletter September Minutes
October 26, 2015 Columbus Museum of Art Docent

Gallery 22
22 E. Winter St.

October Newsletter October Minutes
November 23, 2015 Marty Kalb

Gallery 22
22 E. Winter St.

November Newsletter  
December 28, 2015        
January 25, 2016 OWU Ross Museum Exhibit with Justin Kronewetter, Museum Director OWU Ross Museum, S. Sandusky and Spring St. January Newsletter  
February 22, 2016 Julie Woodrow, ceramist Delaware Public Library February Newsletter  
March 28, 2016 James Krehbiel Delaware Public Library March Newsletter
(16 MB file size)
 
April 25, 2016 Linda Wesner Delaware Public Library April Newsletter April Minutes
May 23, 2016 Chelsea Dipman Delaware Public Library May Newsletter May Minutes
2014 - 2015 Season
September 22, 2014 W. Westerman, D. Shatzer, K. Everhart
Pastels & OPAL Exhibit
Arts Castle                   
190 W. Winter St.
  September 2014 Minutes
October 27, 2014 Cancelled due to Power Outage Delaware Library
84 E. Winter St.
October Newsletter  
November 24, 2014 Megan Nedds 
Child Book Illustration/Felting
Delaware Library
84 E. Winter St.
November Newsletter November 2014 Minutes
12/8/2014 Holiday Party Mary William's Home    
January 26, 2015 Damianne Fischer
Dryer Lint Sculpture
Delaware Library
84 E. Winter St.
  January 2015 Minutes
February 23, 2015 John Kohan
Religious Art
St. Peter's Church              
45 W. Winter St
February Newsletter February 2015 Minutes
March 23, 2015 Angela Gage             
Self Portrait/Selfies Exhibit
Arts Castle                   
190 W. Winter St.
March Newsletter March 2015 Minutes
April 27, 2015 Frank Hobbs
Painting 
Gallery 22                             
22 E. Winter St.
April Newsletter April 2015 Minutes
June 1, 2015 Tammy Wallace -
Little/Nation Exhibit
Ross Museum
60 S. Sandusky St.
May Newsletter June 2015 Minutes
 

2013 - 2014 Season

September 23, 2013 Susie Gordon,“What the Good Lord has Made”

Equine Jubilee, Arts Castle Exhibit
  September Newsletter September Minutes
October 28, 2013 Louise Minor, Columbus Museum of Art George Bellows Exhibit   October Newsletter October Minutes
November 25, 2013 Justin Kronwetter, Photography City Art Center Exhibit     November Newsletter November Minutes
December 16, 2013 6:00PM Holiday Party      
January 27, 2014 Group Brain Storming, Ideas for Members Works In Progress   January Newsletter  
February 24, 2014 Justin Kronewetter, Richard M.Ross Museum, Collection/Gallery   February Newsletter February Minutes
March 24, 2014 Mary Williams, Sculpture Arts Castle Exhibit, Zooscape   March Newsletter March Minutes
April 28, 2014 Kris Kolb, book-making at OWU   April Newsletter April Minutes
June 2, 2014 Kathy L. McGhee , printmaking     June Minutes
2012 - 2013 Season
September 24, 2012 Merle Rosen, Golden Artist Colors, Inc.   September Newsletter September Minutes
October 22, 2012 Lynda Sappington, equine bronze sculptor   October Newsletter October Minutes
November 26, 2012 Rich Clem, the process of creating abstract works of art   November Newsletter November Minutes
January 28, 2013 Member Critique      
February 25, 2013 Justin Kronwetter   January/February Newsletter February Minutes
March 25, 2013 Brooke Hunter-Lombardi, a printmaking artist   March Newsletter March Minutes
April 22, 2013 Helen Hoffelt   April Newsletter April Minutes
May/June 2013    

May/June Newsletter

June Minutes
2011 - 2012 Season
January 24, 2011 Member Critique   January Newsletter  
February 28, 2011 James Kreihbel   February Newsletter February Minutes
March 28, 2011 Michelle Stitzlein   March Newsletter March Minutes
April 25, 2011 Jay Robert Johnston   April Newsletter April Minutes
May 23, 2011 Jessi Walker   May Newsletter May Minutes
September 26, 2011 Adam Ramseyer   September Newsletter  
October 24, 2011 Kris Kolb, Richard Kolb, & Mary Williams   October Newsletter October Minutes
November 28, 2011 Tammy Wallace   November Newsletter November Minutes
No December Meeting
January 23, 2012 Member Critique     January Minutes
February 27, 2012 Lauren Gray   February Newsletter February Minutes
March 26, 2012 Pat Getha   March Newsletter March Minutes
April 23, 2012 Adam Lefevre   April Newsletter April Minutes
June 4, 2012 Jon Quick   June Newsletter