Art In The Park Artist Spotlight
Juliya Pogrebinsky has been creating jewelry for almost 10 years. She started by stringing glass beads onto colorful hemp and making macramé anklets and bracelets. She would sell these by walking around festivals and busy shopping areas. Since then, Juliya has hitch-hiked around the country, living on hippie school buses and, occasionally, living out of a van. The friends she met on the road taught her new skills, such as beading, wire-wrapping, and ultimately silver-smithing. Juliya used these talents to make jewelry, which paid for her groceries, gas and other expenses. For six years, she sold jewelry on the streets and to little boutiques and gift shops all over the country. Juliya has settled down in Louisville, where she has a small studio and has begun making bold, unique geometric inspired metal jewelry using base and precious metals with semi-precious stones to create unique, bold jewelry that combines elements of ancient, tribal, deco and contemporary design. Juliya and her booth, Vox Aesthetica, will be at Art in The Park Friday, May 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. (during the block party), and May 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the lawn of The Woodford Inn.