CARTERSVILLE, Ga., Dec. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Master jeweler Sidney Mobell was featured at Tellus Science Museum on Saturday December 6 during the opening reception of Jeweled Objects of Desire, an exhibit from the Smithsonian which runs through November 1, 2015.
Nearly half of the jeweled objects on exhibit were designed by Mobell, a renaissance man with a Midas touch! Once an actor who performed with Jayne Mansfield, and a song writer whose songs were made into chart-topping hits, the man of many talents is most notably known for his exquisite jewelry design.
Sidney Mobell is recognized around the world for his remarkable recreations of common household items. Much like King Midas, Sidney Mobell turns everything to gold! Mobell, however, does it with purpose. He commemorates some of the most iconic everyday objects into beautiful, unique jeweled treasures refashioned using gold and precious gemstones.
Mobell's pieces on exhibit were donated by him to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and are on loan to Tellus as part of the Jeweled Objects of Desire exhibit. The exhibition features gems and jewelry from other artists represented in the Smithsonian's collection such as Aldo Cipullo and John Sinkankas. Tellus has been a Smithsonian Affiliate since opening in 2009.
Jeweled Objects of Desire is the first special exhibit to be on display in the Weinman Mineral Gallery as a result of the museum's completion of the Vision for the Future capital campaign which ended last year. The conclusion of the capital campaign has allowed Tellus to open 2 special exhibit spaces and purchase a new super-resolution digital planetarium projector, among many other things.
Tellus Science Museum is a 120,000 square foot science museum located in Cartersville, just north of Atlanta. For more information about Tellus Science Museum call 770-606-5700 or visit www.tellusmuseum.org or www.facebook.com/tellusmuseum.
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