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Beyond Ornament is a major survey exhibition highlighting NC makers of studio jewelry. The artists selected for the exhibition produce objects that enhance and embellish the human body and also question what jewelry and ornament can be. They pursue projects extending beyond the body, and present works that cannot be contained by the traditional jewelry case. Through sculptural installation, juxtapositions of scale, unconventional materials, and narrative content the artists in Beyond Ornament broaden the context for jewelry. They bridge cutting-edge concepts and traditional skills blurring the boundaries between art, craft, and design.