NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the evening of Friday, February 4, 2011, New York's esteemed China Institute presented contemporary jewelry artist, Anna Hu, with the "Artistic Vision of the Year" Award, honoring her work as an artistic innovator and classically trained curator of exquisite jewels at the 7th annual traditional Chinese New Year Gala. It was the first time a jewelry designer was extended this award. The Awards Ceremony was timed with the celebration of the Chinese New Year, and is an important annual event paying tribute to the arts and Chinese culture.
The exceptional pieces within Anna Hu's collection are works of art unto themselves, and the designer has said that she "uses gem stones to paint fine art." Anna's art works combine inspirational elements of classical music, her whimsical imagination, and Western and Chinese art and constantly push the boundaries of innovation through the uses of new metals and highly complex and unique designs that only a very few number of skilled craftsmen in the world are able to create.
David Warren, Senior Director at Christie's Jewellery Department London, and Head of Jewellery, Middle East acknowledges Anna's work: "Few people understand the huge labour of love that it takes, the vast amount of time involved, the exceptional level of artistry and immense technical ability needed to produce the level of work that Anna consistently achieves."
The China Institute Gala is heralded for advancing a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, culture, business, and art in belief that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our global community.
ABOUT ANNA HU HAUTE JOAILLERIE
Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie was found in 2008 in New York City with an exclusive jewelry salon at the Plaza Hotel. Anna Hu grew up traveling the world with her renowned gemologist father, in his quest for rare stones. At age 20, she received her G.G. qualification from GIA, as well as two art-related Masters Degrees from Parsons School for Design and Columbia University. Anna has worked with Christie's, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston.
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