2006-12-14 / About Town

New gallery in Newport

Jamestowners Peter Diepenbrock and Didi Suydam, of Suydam + Diepenbrock on Bridge Street in Newport, have opened a new gallery, Didi Suydam Contemporary, at One Bannister’s Wharf.

The gallery will show unique and original contemporary jewelry and fine art — recent work by the owners, as well as work by locally and nationally recognized artists . Currently on display are new paintings by Mark Freedman, encaustic works by Ron Erhlich, steel sculpture by Peter Diepenbrock, and digital images by Didi Suydam.

The jewelry collection includes one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces in materials ranging from sterling silver, 18-karat gold, and precious stones to glass, enamel, and steel. Several designers are on display and represented at varying price points.

Suydam + Diepenbrock on Bridge Street is now Diepenbrock Studios, the studio and showroom of Peter Diepenbrock.

Gallery hours for the holidays are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. , Friday and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Call 848-9414 for more information.

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