The Brownville Fine Arts Association is proud to announce that Mary Lauber of Mary’s Emporium in Brownville will display her private jewelry collection at the Schoolhouse Art Gallery from August 31 to September 17. A reception will be held for Mary on Friday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served and the event is free and open to the public. The Schoolhouse Art Gallery is open Thursday – Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Mary Lauber founded Mary’s Emporium in Brownville, Nebraska, over 30 years ago as a general store. When Mary retired from a successful career as a teacher of English as a Second Language to children and adults of many cultures, she decided to revive her brand to showcase her passion for timeless jewelry, clothes, and accessories.
Many of Mary’s pieces are handmade while new jewelry is sourced from the east coast and estates.  Many of Mary’s best customers anxiously await her return from a “buying trip.”  Come to Mary’s Emporium to buy, sell, and experience.  Mary will even repair heirloom pieces with a gentle touch. She sells jewelry to the stars of New York Cabaret like KT Sullivan, Karen Oberlin, Andrea Marcovicci, Christine Andreas and many more!
Her private collection contains fine examples of Native American squash blossoms and fetishes, turquoise, amber, sterling silver, African tribal necklaces, Jasper and lava. Exquisite necklaces, bracelets and brooches are all represented.
For more information, check the BFAA Facebook page or or call Carie Allen at 402-274-4146.