October 20, 2013
Gina Westergard, associate professor of metalsmithing/jewelry at Kansas University, was voted this year's Lawrence ArtWalk Featured Artist Award. Westergard's current body of work is comprised of jewelry as well as funerary urns and reliquaries, which are functional objects that have great significance to her.
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When it comes to Gina Westergard’s art, she finds creating functional objects most fulfilling, as she appreciates the memory that gets tied in with the object.