Jewelry that Builds Homes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[Jackson, WY] [January 26, 2018]

Contact:
Kendra Heimbuck
Executive Director
307-734-0828
Kendra@tetonhabitat.org

Jewelry that Builds Homes!
Local Artist Annie Band Presents Trunk Show at Native to Benefit Teton Habitat

Wilson artist Annie Band will present a trunk show of her unique totemic jewelry at Native Jackson Hole on the Town Square on Monday and Tuesday February 12th and 13th from 11 am to 7 pm. Not only will this show give the public an opportunity to purchase Annie’s newest work, but it will also support an important solution to affordable housing. Annie is generously donating 5% of all sales from the show to benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton area and Native has stepped up to match that contribution! Join us to celebrate an amazing local artist, support a great local business and share the love with Teton Habitat just in time for Valentine’s Day.

 

“Like the hidden depth of meaning imbued in Annie’s stunning designs, Habitat’s simple houses harness the profound sense of place and drive to preserve the wide open way of life that is at the heart of home in Jackson Hole.” says Paul Schmidt, Development Officer for Teton Habitat. “It’s really fun to partner with Annie and Native and play on these synergies in the spirit of community support.”

Band’s passion for environmental responsibility fuels her ethic of working with recycled metals and stones.  Every piece is hand-inscribed with inspirations, quotes or poetry on the reverse. These inspirations mesh with the designs to create powerful wearable totems. In a similar fashion, Teton Habitat is an area leader in recycling through its popular ReStore and upcycling classes and is proud to be running a zero-waste construction site at the Grove which.  This ethic fuels the powerful energy Habitat brings to the community by building stable homes for hardworking families dedicated to making Jackson Hole’s future strong.  Habitat and Annie Band are a natural fit.

Proceeds from the trunk show will help support Teton Habitat as it continues to strengthen communities and build homes in the popular non-profit’s third decade serving the communities of Jackson Hole and the surrounding area. Members of Habitat’s Staff will be on hand to answer questions and share their passion for Habitat’s work from 5 to 6 p.m. on both days.

ABOUT ANNIE BAND

Jackson Hole jewelry designer Annie Band creates unique totemic jewelry in a historical log cabin set in the woods, where she is inspired by the animal visitors— moose, bear, deer, butterflies, fox, mountain lions, weasels and many birds and wildflowers. She works with precious metal clays in silver, gold and bronze, using precious gems, as well as traditional silversmithing techniques. Every piece is hand inscribed with inspirations, quotes or poetry on the reverse.

For more information: www.annieband.com/ or 307.690.0972

About Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area

Habitat builds affordable homes in partnership with hardworking families in the Greater Teton Area and strengthens families and neighborhoods through community education and volunteer engagement.  With the proud support of one of the area’s most passionate donor communities, homes are built and sold at no profit to pre-selected partner families and individuals through an interest-free loan to ensure affordable monthly payments.  Homeowners also contribute at least 500 hours of sweat equity, save for closing costs, and take a series of homeowner education classes to qualify as Habitat Homeowenr partners.  Habitat also runs the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which sells donated home furnishings, appliances and building supplies to help fund Habitat’s program.
For more information: www.tetonhabitat.org/ or 307-734-0828 or visit the Habitat for Humanity ReStore

ABOUT NATIVE JACKSON HOLE

Located on the Jackson Hole Town Square, Native celebrates the regional western culture with art and jewelry of unparalleled beauty and classic elegance. From Turquoise statement necklaces to Teton charms and rustically adorned bison skulls, the beauty of the West is alive and well at Native Jackson Hole. Opened in 1983 under the name A Touch of Class by Jackson Hole locals Safaa and Jim Darwiche, Native Jackson Hole has become a staple of the community for 35 years.

For more information: www.nativejh.com/ or 307.733.4069

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Jewelry that Builds Homes!
Local Artist Annie Band Presents Trunk Show at Native to Benefit Teton Habitat for Humanity
Date: Monday February 12 and Tuesday February 13, 2018
Time: 12 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Native Jackson Hole on Town Square (10 W. Broadway, Jackson)

A collaboration of Annie Band Jewelry and Native Jackson Hole to benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area

Wilson artist Annie Band will present a trunk show of her unique totemic jewelry at Native Jackson Hole on the Town Square on Monday and Tuesday February 12th and 13th from 11 am to 7 pm. Not only will this show give the public an opportunity to purchase Annie’s newest work, but it will also support an important solution to affordable housing. Annie is generously donating 5% of all sales from the show to benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton area and Native has stepped up to match that contribution! Join us to celebrate an amazing local artist, support a great local business and share the love with Teton Habitat just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Contact:

Annie Band Jewelry
Annie Band, Owner/Artist
307.690.0972
annieband5@gmail.com
Teton Habitat Media
Kendra Heimbuck, Executive Director
307-734-0828 x 103Kendra@tetonhabitat.org
Native of Jackson Hole
Kathy Morgan, Store Manager
307-733-4069slokath@gmail.com