Current Featured Artist

Rush Creek Designs
April/May 2016

Jewelry by Leslie Kaplan

About the Artist
Pittsburgh beadmaker Leslie Kaplan's flameworked glass pieces have been compared to miniature, wearable Chihuly sculptures. She says about her work, "I find a richness in beadmaking, creating objects that can stand alone, but usually do not, creating a chain of creativity that only ends when the wearer of the piece makes their own creative choices of adornment." 

Necklaces (above) and other artwork: $75-$675 

About Alternatives Museum Store
Alternatives Museum Store at the DCCA is an eclectic retail gallery featuring an assortment of mixed media and precious metal art jewelry, innovative ceramics, fused glass and porcelain serving ware and sculpture, matted prints and photographs, original artist-designed cards, lino-cut prints and collage, and a variety of fiber art including hand-printed linens, ties, scarves, and bags. You will also find exhibition catalogs both past and present and art inspirational books, toys, and art supplies for all ages. The DCCA's Alternatives Museum Store was the recipient of NICHE Magazine’s 2009 Best Museum Store and a 2010 NICHE nomination.

Works by regional and national artisans make up the collection of functional and decorative handmade items that have been individually selected for quality and innovative design as well as each artist’s contemporary approach. Each artist-made item is either one-of-a-kind or limited-production. The store is an ever-evolving space where a selection of regularly displaying artists are enhanced by featured artist shows, national juried exhibitions, and curated work by top-level collegiate programs highlighting a variety of craft mediums.

To have your work considered for store display, contact Retail Manager Terry Foreman for more information.