Rosa Kilgore is an embodiment of Arizona individuality, independence, and adventure - and you see it in her jewelry. Born to two Arizona artists, Rosa has creation and the southwest tangled in her blood. She has taken up metal as her chosen medium along with pearls and semi-precious stones to compliment the jewelry she hammers out of sterling silver and ancient bronze.
Her work is all about texture and form, creating technically skilled pieces that are designed with versatility and longevity in mind. She describes her materials as “traditionally feminine”; and her work is feminine, too, but with an Arizona twist that makes it perfect for the bold women who live in this place of rugged beauty. Almost all of her jewelry can dress up or down, as easily paired with jeans and boots as a dress for a night out! Inspired by the style of her mother, grandmother, aunts, and stepmother, she creates with the intention that her pieces can become part of a jewelry collection to be passed down through generations.
Rosa will be in the gallery this Friday, August 2nd from 6-9pm for the Artwalk, and we’ll have a live performance by Craig Yarborough of the Grand Canyon Guitar Society. We hope you’ll join us for a summer evening of art and music, but if you miss it you can always see Rosa’s jewelry when you stop by the gallery!
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