J.R. Kortman Center for Design hosts its fourth annual Jingle Bling! holiday jewelry shopping party on First Friday, Dec. 6, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Rockford Art Museum (RAM).

“We will be presenting the newest arrivals of outstanding contemporary necklaces, bracelets, and earrings from the pearl and jewelry markets of Shanghai and Beijing,” said Doc Slafkosky, gallery director and co-owner. “You can also enjoy ‘The Purse’ art exhibit while enjoying some Christmas cheer served up by Jennifer Langworthy, who will be hosting the Kortman Gallery Bar during this fun holiday shopping party!”

Currently on view at Kortman Gallery is ‘The Purse: Art, Design, Fashion, Function,’ a holiday group exhibition featuring work in
a variety of mediafrom ceramics, fabric, watercolor and painting, to sculpture, printmaking, digital imagery and functional objects—by more than 30 Rockford artists.

J.R. Kortman Center for Design and Kortman Gallery are located at 107 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. For more information about the event contact the shop and gallery at (815) 968-0123 or go to jrkortman.com.

About Rockford Art Museum: Founded in 1913, Rockford Art Museum exists to enrich the quality of life in the Rockford region through a permanent art collection, frequent art exhibitions, and lifelong art education. RAM is located inside the Riverfront Museum Park building at 711 North Main Street in downtown Rockford, Illinois. Connect with us on Facebook @rockfordartmuseum and Instagram @rockfordart #rockfordartmuseum, and go behind the scenes with us on our free mobile app. Learn more at rockfordartmuseum.org.