Michele Benjamin Jewelry + Art
This exhibition in the Leonhardt Galleries includes outdoor sculptures, and indoor artwork in the Leonhardt Galleries. Beth is “thrilled” to continue her ongoing collaboration with the Berkshire Botanical Garden — this time with ’Symbiosis’. ....The first of three indoor “Symbiosis” exhibits this season in BBG’s Leonhardt Galleries ran through July 24, and featured works by Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), Ann Craven, Michele Benjamin, William Binnie, DABSMYLA, Robert Davis, E.V. Day, Jordan Doner, Walton Ford, Daniel Gordon, Karen Gunderson, Judi Harvest, Steven & William Ladd, Lee Relvas, Kathy Ruttenberg, Sean Mellyn, Dana Sherwood, Alan Sonfist, Ana María Velasco, Paul Villinski, LeRone Wilson, Rob Wynne, and Firooz Zahedi.
Michele Benjamin’s visit to Singapore supports this cause through her art and jewelry designs. She has worked with the U.S. State Department as an Arts Envoy to promote wildlife conservation. Her designs were featured in the 2022 Singapore International Jewelry Expo, and she also connected with Singapore businesses with the support of the U.S. Commercial Service. We’re excited to do more U.S.-Singapore collaboration in this important area of work and thanks to NParks, Dr. Sam Wasser, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for their support! 🐊🐗🐘
Berkshire Botanical Garden will present the first of a four-part art exhibition titled “Symbiosis”
Berkshire Botanical Garden will present the first of a four-part art exhibition titled, 'Symbiosis' Including outdoor sculptures in the gardens and indoor artwork in the Leonhardt Galleries, “Symbiosis” aesthetically merges art and the botanical world. Curated by renowned art collector Beth Rudin DeWoody, “Symbiosis” will not only focus on the interaction between two organisms that mutually benefit each other, but also will speak in a greater sense about the overall interconnectivity of living things.
"Made in Queens (MiQ) jewelry designer/maker Michele Benjamin, has been creating nature-inspired charm collections that symbolize a variety of causes near and dear to her heart….Thelma & Louise” star Susan Sarandon, … can be seen wearing the charm necklace to a recent 30th anniversary reunion event for the movie in Los Angeles, as she posed for the paparazzi on the red carpet with co-star Geena Davis...."
Thirty years after the Oscar-winning actress starred in the transcendent tale of female friendship "Thelma & Louise," Geena Davis is still fighting to improve opportunities for women in the film industry. She talked with correspondent Tracy Smith about seeking change in front of, and behind, the camera...
"Exhibiting Artists: Carole Barlowe, Deborah Beck, Kyra Belan, Michele Benjamin, Alli Berman, Marcia Bernstein, Louise Bourgeois, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Karin Bruckner, Erin Butler, Linda Butti, Hilda Green Demsky, Sari Dienes, Deborah Dorsey, Liz Ehrlichman, Mary Frank, Sharon Florin, Maria Formoso, Dorothy Gillespie, Myrna Harrison-Changar, Pamela Hawkins, Marilyn Herbst, Karen L. Kirshner, Helen Levin, Muriel Magenta, Margo Mead, Joan Mitchell, Alice Neel...
"Women In the Arts Foundation, presents an intergenerational, multidisciplinary exhibition of 46 artists’ dynamic visions. This exhibition celebrates 50 years of WIA members, past and present, of art and activism working to overcome discrimination against women artists, and to promote their accomplishments. We are proud to have the work of our founding Executive Cordinatators Ce Roser and Joyce Weinstein in the exhibit along with other founding members. Exhibiting Artists: Carole Barlowe, Deborah Beck, Kyra Belan, Michele Benjamin...
Davis and Sarandon took advantage of the looser restrictions, arriving together in matching custom t-shirts... on Sarandon (also wearing a “Bee” charm necklace) [by Michele Benjamin]
ABOUT MICHELE BENJAMIN, LLC: [Company Description by Thomasnet]: Manufacturer of reusable, non-medical, cloth face masks. Offers custom decoration services including logo digitization, color-matching and embroidery. Products have 4 fabric layers and flexible, reversible nose wires.
Mask Painting with Michele Benjamin This mask painting demo features Made in NYC member Michele Benjamin. Freshen up your mask collection and learn how to paint fabric, and embellish any mask or cap of your choosing. This demo will explore paint and embellishment methods for your DIY masks projects...
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"Check out these amazing “Made in Madagascar” crafts, designs, and creations highlighted by renowned American fashion designer and U.S. @statedept arts envoy @MicheleBenjamin. Marvel at the beauty of @Gaona’s embroidered shirt “Aloalo”, @rakotoarovonyeva’s fabulous “Bemiray” - hand pieced block pattern skirt, @Tashoumada’s lovely case accessory, and @marika_andria stunning “Madagasc’Art” hand painted cotton banner at Rockefeller Center in NYC. (Photo credit: @michelebenjamin) #IVLP #MalagasyFashionDesigners #MadeInMadagascar #VitaMalagasy
Michele Benjamin who visited Laos in Fall 2019 under the State Department's Arts Envoy program to share her jewelry making skills with Lao audiences. “I brought this fabric back from Laos, it is really beautiful, and has serpents and elephants. I have created these masks from this fabric.” She is using her skills to make personal protective masks for hospitals and fellow New Yorkers.
Do you remember Michele Benjamin? She is an artist and jewelry maker who visited Cambodia Fall 2019 , thanks to the State Department's Arts Envoy program. While self-isolating in New York she is using her jewelry making skills and re-tooling to make personal protective masks for hospitals and fellow New Yorkers. Constraints and challenges always spark creativity and innovation! Great to see an Arts Envoy joining the fight against COVID-19.
Michele Benjamin Keynote Speaker at Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations & Association of Zambian Women in Mining (AZWIM) -hosted a forum on natural gems mined by women mines in Zambia. Topics of interest were about conflict free gemstones, Artisanal mining and non child labor.
Michele Benjamin Nature-inspired jewelry inspired by cultural institutions and advocacy such as women’s empowerment, animal conservation, sustainability and educating youth. Made in NY Fashion Member.
I appreciate the opportunity to empower women in Cambodia....The students will move forward with their creativity. - Michele Benjamin, Arts Envoy
Through this program, it is our desire to increase self-confidence, business empowerment, and decision-making, [against] conflicts and unsafe migration, and jobs that undermine women's participation. Small and Medium Business, and help them pioneer for their business.
U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh invited American jewelry designer Michele Benjamin to Cambodia to discuss women’s entrepreneurship and small business development. Michele worked with local partners, such as Artisan d’Angkor, Friends International, University of Southeast Asia, Harpswell Foundation, and many other local organizations in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. #WomenEmpowerment; #Entrepreneurship #ArtsEnvoy #MicheleBenjamin Jewelry Design, U.S. Department of State Exchange Programs.
The women were encouraged to form their own alliances and create “Woman-owned” and “Made in Cambodia” 🇰🇭 branding. Instead of waiting to be invited to “take a seat at the table”, they were encouraged to “build their own table”
Directors and lead coordinators from the jewelry department at "Artisans D’Angkor" Siem Reap, Cambodia, who attended my jewelry workshops. We created beads from air dry clay using locally sourced materials and mixed media. Wire metal work was done at Pouk Silk Farm. #michelebenjamin #jewelry #artisansdangkor #exchangeourworld #madeinnyfashion #cambodia #artisansdangkor
"#SavingAnimalsThroughArt Cultural Exchange Program enables Loa artists and students to become actively involved and to spread public awareness about the importance of animal conservation. This is opening up a dialogue by engaging artists and students to become socially active in their community through their art practice to affect social change and bring about awareness of animal trafficking." - Michele Benjamin
#SavingAnimalsThroughArt enables Loa artists and students to become actively involved and to spread public awareness about the importance of animal conservation. This is opening up a dialogue by engaging artists and students to become socially active in their community through their art practice to affect social change and bring about awareness of animal trafficking." - Michele Benjamin
Michele Benjamin is a jewelry designer that showcased her innovative designs in the Fall 18 fashion show. Her trademark is a bee which was inspired by the beehives [on the rooftop at] the Whitney Museum. Aside from bees, her jewelry is also inspired by nature and floral scenery. Michele’s jewelry can be seen on numerous models throughout the Fall 18 fashion show. All her pieces are made from sustainable sterling silver and crafted in Queens, New York. Michele is best known for her liberty [pin] that represents woman’s rights...[she designed for] the National Women History Museum. Editorial Article and Photos by Monifa Payne
Her jewelry collection is inspired by an appreciation for fine art and nature. Her “Bees” are in the Whitney Museum Shop. Her artistic designs are certified “Made in New York” of sustainable sterling silver. She earned a BA in Art History from Arizona State University with post-graduate studies at Parsons School of Design.
A public reminder to save the Garment Center. Gale A Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, Rep Carolyn Maloney NY Congresswoman and NYC Designers
IN LIVING COLOR, Pictor Gallery Affiliate Group Show
Color. Living, breathing color. No one seems to be immune to it and many of us may even be obsessed with it. Color is one of the first...
SYMBIOSIS, Curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody at Berkshire Botanical Garden, Summer 2022
The outdoor sculpture portion of “Symbiosis” is on exhibit from June 10 through Oct. 28. It will feature works by Michele Oka Doner, Daniel Gordon,...
Pictor Gallery Presents: "SOLSTICE" - Spring/Summer 2022 Online Exhibition
SOLSTICE Featuring (Artist)...Michele Benjamin ... Pictor Gallery is a fine art gallery located in the historic Landmark Arts Building in New...
Pictor Gallery "ART FOR GRABS" Invitational and Members Show
ART FOR GRABS INVITATIONAL & MEMBERS SHOW PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Denise Adler Hair Alticosalian Alina Arenal Lois Bender Michele Benjamin Al...
Susan Sarandon wearing her Bee Charm on Broadcast: "CBS Sunday Morning" with Jane Pauley July 25, 2021
Susan Sarandon wearing her Bee Charm on Broadcast: "CBS Sunday Morning" with Jane Pauley July 25, 2021
71-21 Celebrates Five Decades of WIA - Women In the Arts Foundation, Inc - 50th Anniversary Exhibition
71-21: Celebrate Five Decades of WIA - Women in the Arts Foundation 50th Anniversary Exhibition takes place at Ceres Gallery at 547 West 27th...
Michele Benjamin creates PPE Non-Medical Face Masks
Michele Benjamin Non-Medical Face Masks available on "Made in NYC" PPE Marketplace Support Made in NYC Members + Shop locally made Personal...
Greater New York Chamber of Commerce member Michele Benjamin keynote speaker on Women and Mining
https://chamber.nyc/news_detail.php?id=97 Michele Benjamin Keynote Speaker at Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia to the United Nations...
Michele Benjamin Jewelry Design is now available in Dubai on Amazon.AE (formerly Souq.com)
http://bit.ly/michelebenjamin-amazonae Michele Benjamin Jewelry is now available in Dubai as one of the first US businesses to...
U.S. EMBASSY PHNOM PENH invited American jewelry designer Michele Benjamin to Cambodia to discuss Women’s entrepreneurship
U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh invited American Jewelry Designer Michele Benjamin to Cambodia to discuss women’s entrepreneurship and small business...
U.S. EMBASSY IN LAOS hosts Arts Envoy and New York artist Michele Benjamin to raise awareness about Wildlife Trafficking
US Artist Raises Awareness on Wildlife Trafficking in Laos Press Release: U.S. Embassy in Laos: VIENTIANE AND LUANG PRABANG, LAOS – From...
Artistar Jewels Art Jewelry Exhibition: Michele Benjamin "Bees" Jewelry, Milan Fashion Week
Artistar Jewels Presents Michele Benjamin "Bees" Jewelry at Milan Fashion Week. Link to Interview: Michele Benjamin Jewelry designs...
Congresswoman NY Rep Carolyn Maloney, Brewer, Industry Experts, Tout Importance of Manhattan Garment District During NYFW.
https://maloney.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/maloney-brewer-industry-experts-tout-importance-of-manhattan-garment New York—Today,...
Rep. Maloney, IMG and NYC designers kick off Fashion Week, celebrate economic benefits of NYC’s fashion industry
https://maloney.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-maloney-img-and-nyc-designers-kick-off-fashion-week-celebrate MADE in NYC designers...
U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh invited American jewelry designer Michele Benjamin to Cambodia to discuss Women’s Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development. #Cambodia #womenempowerment #michelebenjamin #ArtsEnvoy Check out http://tinyurl.com/yybkmzrm
Cultural Programs Division @CultureAtState Twitter U.S. Embassy Vientiane, Laos Jewelry designer, @michelebenjamin, is an Arts Envoy in @usembassyvte working on wildlife trafficking and women's economic empowerment! See the full video here: https://bit.ly/2XupeJp #ExchangeOurWorld #michelebenjamin #ArtsEnvoy
Came just as described. Very well packaged. 18K Rose Gold Plated London Blue Topaz Lucky Elephant Necklace 16" Hunter S., Hunswa_22 - Ebay Feedback Reviews
Her jewelry is equisitly handcrafted and beautiful ! I am the proud owner af the Sterling Silver Dragonfly Charm Necklace and I love it ! 5 Stars - Google Reviews
I had the pleasure of meeting Michele first hand. For me, the pin represents our meeting as well as something else that is more personal to me. In Silicon Valley, where my office is located, formal wear is rarely worn, so I have been keeping the pin on my backpack instead of a lapel; I will be wearing it instead of a tie next time I wear something more formal though - its simplicity is part of its elegance. For me, the pin has come to represent the idea that I am contributing to something bigger than myself the way a bee contributes to the betterment of the hive for the sake of the colony. So thank you for this beautiful and humbling reminder. 5 Stars - Google Reviews
I love her stuff! Amazing quality, designs and prompt service. The jewelry is so well crafted and artistic. I have one of her Hummingbird necklaces and get compliments on it every time I wear it. Just bought an adorable Dragonfly Charm for a friend. Was very pleased with the quick service, it arrived in perfect time for her birthday. She was thrilled! 5 Stars - Google Reviews
Love love love her jewelry! I love that it's nature inspired! Michele is lovely and very talented. 5 Stars - Yelp Reviews
It was an honor to be able to showcase your work. Many thanks again for joining us and for the amazing work that you do! It was wonderful to feature the products and services you provide right here in New York... they are inspiring. the Good Stuff team.
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