This Friday: Knox Heritage Salvage Show

3 Apr
I’m happy to be a part of Knox Heritage’s second annual Salvage Show, conceived and curated by the lovely Beth Meadows, whose paintings make me foam at the mouth in an oh-man-I-want-that-so-bad kind of way.  The idea is that Knoxville designers and artists take architectural salvage that Knox Heritage has collected from historic buildings in Knoxville and with it create functional design pieces for display and sale.
This round, I decided to do something quite different from the herb diagram I did last year.  I found a curved piece of wrought iron that I decided to turn into an archery-themed mobile with handmade feathers.  I made it weeks ago, but just realized that the piece’s debut is timed almost perfectly with the release of The Hunger Games.  

photos by Shawn Poynter

More Information on the Salvage Show:

Knox Heritage hosts the second annual Salvage Show on Friday, April 6th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibition and reception is one night only and will be held on the second floor of 36 Market Square, the newly renovated building on the northeast corner of the Square.

The Salvage Show will feature functional design pieces by nineteen local artists, architects, students, and designers. Each work will incorporate architectural salvage from the Knox Heritage Salvage Room to promote the creative re-use of historic building materials. All work will be for sale the night of the opening and proceeds will benefit Knox Heritage.

Photos of work from the Salvage Show will be available to view on Monday, April 9 here.  Any works not sold at the exhibition will be for sale until May 6 via the Knox Heritage Etsy Shop. Please call 865-523-8008 or email beth@knoxheritage.org for more information.

The artists and designers included in the 2012 Salvage Show are Ryan Burgess, Laurence Eaton, Michelle Garlington, Ethiel Garlington, Christina Geros, Krista Graves, Briena Harmening, Christopher King, Forrest Kirkpatrick, Per-Ole Lind, Dale Mackey, Sara Martin, Beth Meadows, John Phillips, Brian Pittman, Shawn Poynter, Gregory Spaw, Jessie Van der Laan, and Brian Wagner.

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One Response to “This Friday: Knox Heritage Salvage Show”

  1. silverfinofhope April 3, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    Very cool!

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