Tonight is the opening reception for Faktura in the Lewandowski Student Gallery from 6-8 p.m. Faktura is an exhibition of jewelry and objects juried by Susie Ganch, associate professor/metal area lead, Department of Craft and Material Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. Winthrop University and the Guild of Emerging Metalsmiths (GEM) invited all students, currently enrolled in an undergraduate level college/university metals, jewelry or designed objects program, to enter jewelry and designed objects that relate to the theme Faktura. The word originates from the Russian Constructivist design movement and refers to the visual demonstration of properties inherent to materials. Objects submitted hold a truth to materials that may be evident in the physical properties, history, origin, and/or sourcing of the materials that are used to create the work. Faktura is made possible in part by Winthrop University jewelry and metals students and faculty, in partnership with the Winthrop University Galleries, the Guild of Emerging Metalsmiths (GEM), and Department of Fine Arts.