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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Thursday, October 14, 2010

Contact:
Mona M. Rock
(410) 547-9000, ext. 277
mrock@thewalters.org

Can You See What I See: Jewelry Fair at the Walters, November 5-7

Can You See What I See will coincide with an upcoming special exhibition Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos & Toys in the Attic

Baltimore—The Women's Committee of the Walters Art Museum presents Can You See What I See: Jewelry Fair at the Walters, the seventh annual jewelry event at the museum, Friday, Nov. 5-Sunday, Nov. 7. Can You See What I See will showcase twenty of America's best jewelers in the spectacular Walters' Sculpture Court, offering pieces varying in style from traditional to contemporary. These goldsmith and silversmith artisans will gather at the Walters from around the country representing a range of influences and recognition, including a prestigious award from the American Jewelry Design Council. The weekend of jewelry will also offer a variety of activities and celebrations including a fashion show, opening night party, gallery talks featuring exhibiting jewelers and members of the Walters' curatorial staff, and a unique Finders Keepers program offering museum visitors the chance to take home pieces of jewelry hidden in the galleries.

Visitors can attend Can You See What I See Friday Nov. 5 through Sunday Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10, which includes the entry fee to the Jewelry Fair for the entire weekend.

PROGRAMS

Jewel Box Breakfast and Fashion Show

Friday, November 5 , 8:45 a.m.
Location: Graham Auditorium
Price: $35, includes continental breakfast and weekend admission fee
Can You See What I See kicks off with a fashion show led by Ray Mitchener, owner of Baltimore's Ruth Shaw. Jewelry from exhibiting artisans will be featured and modeled by area high school and college students. Guests will enjoy a light, continental breakfast before the show starts.

Opening Night Cocktail Party

Friday, November 5, 6-8:30 p.m.
Location: Sculpture Court
Price: $75, includes weekend admission fee
An elegant evening of cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres. Guests will have the opportunity to admire beautiful jewelry, make a special purchase and visit exhibiting jewelers.

Gallery Talks

Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7. Call the museum or check the website (wamwc.org) for times.
Location: Museum Galleries
Price: Free
Join the Walters curators and jewelry artisans for a series of informal lectures throughout the weekend. Discussion will focus on significant jewelry objects from the Walters' collection and finding the unexpected in works of art.

Finders Keepers

Friday, November 5, Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Museum Galleries
Price: Free
Each day of Can You See What I See there will be a piece of jewelry hidden somewhere in the galleries for visitors to find. In the spirit of Finders Keepers, whoever finds the jewelry item first will be able to keep it.

For information about Can You See What I See: Jewelry Fair at the Walters, and to obtain tickets, call 410-547-9000 x305. or visit the Women's Committee website at www.wamwc.org/jf.

The Walters' Women's Committee was formed in 1963 to support the museum and its mission. Since 1990, the committee has raised over $1.5 million through events like Jewelry Fair and Art Blooms exhibitions, special projects and the Education Endowment for the Walters Art Museum.

The Walters Art Museum is located in Baltimore's historic Mount Vernon Cultural District and North Charles and Centre Streets. Its permanent collection includes ancient art, medieval art and manuscripts, decorative objects, Asian art and Old Master and 19th century paintings. Peabody Court is the official hotel of the Walters Art Museum. For hotel reservations, call 1-800-292-5500.

Media Contacts:
Savilla Rhode/2010 Jewelry Fair Co-Chairperson: savillar@verizon.net
Rachel Seba/2010 Jewelry Fair Co-Chairperson: rachelseba@vicour.com