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May / June 2015

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76 | MAY + JUNE 2015 CO N TAC T Hourglass Gallery 458 Main St. Melrose 781-662-1229 DiCesare has a natural eye for what's unique and affordable for a spectrum of budgets. Several locals feature prominently in the shop, including Waltham–based Snooty Jewelry, creator of affordable, cruel- ty-free Swarovski pieces. Nancy Roll of Wakefield creates enamel and metal works, and Jenne Rayburn, a Melrose resident, offers pieces made of mixed metals and semi-precious stones. Some of DiCesare's artists supply only one or two items, while others, like Snooty Jewelry, have entire lines in the shop. DiCesare also has her own line of organic enamels in the works. "I've taken a bit of a sabbatical the last few years, focusing on the shop," she explains, "but I'm excited to start new pieces, and hopefully I'll be selling them in the store." In addition to her artistic pur- suits, DiCesare has created philan- thropic opportunities, benefitting both the Melrose community and national causes. She hosts sev- eral shows a year, each of which showcases pieces from new artists and benefits a different char- ity. This year, 10 percent of the proceeds from the February Red Show went to the American Heart Association, along with the pro- ceeds from a raffle of one of Diane Sawler McLaughlin's paintings. With the April-May Recycle Show DiCesare hopes to "get the message out about recycling, and remind people how important sustainabil- ity is." The store also donates gift certificates to the Melrose school system, and sponsors a Cat Show with cat-themed art whose pro- ceeds go to the Humane Society. "For me, it's about karma," says DiCesare. "It feels wonderful to help different causes, and to give artists a chance to show others their work in the process." Lorrie DiCesare, jewelry artist and gallery owner SHOP

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