Issue #19
November 2013

Nikola News

I want to thank Ellie for being this month's Nikola model.

Christmas in Inglewood
This year's Christmas in Inglewood event is scheduled for Thursday, November 14th from 5:00 PM on.
For more details, please visit http://www.calgary-inglewood.com 

A must watch for every women on the planet.  Thank you Karla S. for sending this to me.  I am thrilled to share this with all of Nikola's fabulous fashionistas.

franny .
new local artist being featured at Nikola

f r a n n y .e

art statement
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i love the way the russian writer, leo tolstoy, described the importance of art; that it was a means of union among men, joining them together in the same

feelings, and was indispensable for the life and progress towards the well- being of individuals and of humanity. art has purpose. it can capture historical

events or aspects of nature. it can symbolize a devotion to the divine, protection

from evil spirits, the love of two people, or a commitment to a common cause. it can stir our senses and call us to action. art contributes to our collective spirit. as the worlds economic forces drive people towards homogeneity, our hunger for the special, the unique, and the innovative will most assuredly grow. art is the antidote to a bland world.



f r a n n y .e

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franny e is a Calgary-born metalsmith, art jeweler and glass artist.
at the age of fifteen, she set up her own studio for creating lampwork glass beads. at the age of seventeen, she was accepted into the Alberta College of Art + Design in the year 2006, where she was able to further her education in jewelry and metals. her work blends together intricate glass beads with metals, woods, semi-precious and precious gemstones, and found objects. her inspiration arises from nature and the art of diverse

cultures from around the world. franny has been featured throughout North America alongside some of the top designers. as her love for art and its history grew, franny opened her first flagship store in Calgary, which ran successfully for three years. her work can now be found in boutiques and galleries across the world. 

"And then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to bloom."
Anais Nin


I would love to thank all you wonderful Nikola women who have the courage to be original.



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