Craftsmen & Artisan Bio's for Hickory Furniture Mart's Furniture Festival ...

be contacted at 828-217-3763 or by e-mail at [email protected] Wolf Song Studio. Acclaimed local artists, JW and Sandi Baker. Both Artists have extensive ...
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Craftsmen & Artisan Bio’s for Hickory Furniture Mart’s Furniture Festival & Clearance Sale July 27th-29th, 2012 FURNITURE CRAFTSMEN Amish Oak & Cherry All furniture made in the USA. Stop by and watch Firman Miller build a nightstand from the ground up. The finished product will be given away to one lucky customer with their Amish Oak & Cherry purchase. The nightstand will be finished and awarded at the end of the day on Saturday, July 28th. Millcraft Furniture is offering a 15% discount on their bedroom furniture orders this weekend. A representative from Valley View will be onsite, and will be offering a 15% discount on all Valley View Table & Chair purchases (Valley View Collections Only). All items available at Amish Oak & Cherry, located on Level 2, South Entrance. Higgins Custom Furniture Daniel Higgins is a furniture craftsman from Mooresville, NC. All of his pieces are handcrafted and made from solid wood. During the Furniture Festival, you can meet Daniel and view his work at the North Entrance. Robert and Jamie's Favorites LLC Robert W. Davis has always enjoyed working with his hands. He currently runs a small family owned business, located in the Foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina. He creates a variety of handcrafted wood swings, all proudly made in the USA. His goal is to make products that are of high quality and exceed customer's expectations. Susan Link Susan Link, a native of Western North Carolina, has been a studio furniture builder for the last 8 years in the Asheville area. She has been a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild since 2006. Her work is influenced by the Craftsman Revival of the 1970's, a tradition that places much emphasis on craftsmanship and quality of work. Southern Furniture Co. Southern Furniture Co. is located in the charming and historic town of Conover, North Carolina. It houses the world's finest artisans, master craftsman, master cutters and sewers, all combining their talents to bring customers the finest quality bench crafted furniture made in America today. Mike McCray is an upholsterer at Southern Furniture Co. and will be demonstrating his craft on Friday, July 27th from 1pm-5pm and Saturday, July 28th from 10am-4pm in front of Southern Style Fine Furniture, located on Level 4, South Entrance. Mike started working for Southern Furniture Co. on July 6, 1987 and has been there for 25 years. He resides in Claremont and has one child.

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F U R N I T U R E C R A F T S M E N (continued) The Poplar Concept Robert Anderson is the local owner/builder/craftsman of “The Poplar Concept.” Robert is the son of a displaced furniture factory worker who decided to build his American made business in Caldwell County. Robert works primarily with poplar bark, which is only harvested 3 months out of the year, making every piece very unique to his customers. His showroom consists of a mixture of solid wood doors, cabinetry, flooring, mantels and furniture. On Saturday, July 28th from 11am-4pm at the North Entrance, Robert will be demonstrating how he constructs a piece of his furniture. In celebration of The Poplar Concept's Grand Opening this weekend, a wine rack will be given away to one lucky customer and all merchandise in the showroom will be 20% off! Visit The Poplar Concept, located on Level 3, North Entrance. Vanguard Furniture Vanguard celebrated its 40th year in business in 2009. Lead by designers Michael Weiss, Thom Filicia and Blake Tovin, Vanguard prides itself on being a fashion leader in the industry. Based in Hickory, NC, its 500 associates manufacture furniture in the tradition that has made North Carolina famous for quality furniture. Whether you're updating the dining room or looking for new upholstery, Vanguard offers a choice of styles from classical to modern, traditional to eclectic, all built for the life you live today. On Saturday, July 28th from 11am-2pm, a factory representative will be demonstrating how an eight way hand tied sofa is crafted. See Vanguard's full product line on display inside the Vanguard Direct showroom, located on Level 4, North Entrance and also Good's Home Furnishing's, located on Level 4, South Entrance. ARTISTS Arsenio Sánchez Arsenio Sánchez is a painter currently residing in Hickory, NC. His work has been displayed at several local shows, including last year's Furniture Festival at Hickory Furniture Mart. His oil paintings will be on display and available for purchase throughout the weekend. David Wheatley David Wheatley is a local artist and a third generation painter. His primary medium is oil, but he also experiments with watercolor and acrylic. He prefers landscapes and cityscapes as subjects. David has been married for 7 years and has two boys, ages 3 and 6. He currently works inside Hickory Furniture Mart as a salesman for Henredon Factory Outlet. Derfla Kent Paulette, a Hickory native, is a self-taught artist painting under the name Derfla. A well known artist in the area, he has held solo shows in many prominent museums and venues in the Catawba County region. Derfla will be painting live for the Furniture Festival on Saturday, July 28th. Outlaw Pottery Jason and Rosalie De Fini Outlaw are well-known potters from Hickory, NC. Plan on coming early to see live wheel-thrown pottery demonstrations and to paint your own pottery and have it fired in the on-site raku kiln while you enjoy the rest of the festival! Pottery will also be available for purchase.

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A R T I S T S (continued) The Coqui Fine Arts Studio Contemporary Artist Andrew Scott Atkin and his wife, Hildy, also affectionately known as “THE A TEAM.” The Atkin's work out of their home studio “The Coqui Fine Art Studio,” located in the Granite Falls area of NC. “Amorak Studio Productions,” Andrew's first studio was established in 1987, and since then he has proceeded to gain in status and recognition in the visual arts throughout the Carolinas, FL, Virginia, Kentucky, California, Texas, NJ, and Puerto Rico. Andrew graduated with honors from Eastern Kentucky University with a B.F.A. degree, and he also earned a Masters degree in the visual arts and painting program from Western Carolina University. Hildy graduated from Brenau University in Gainesville, GA with a BA in Education, and a Masters degree in Middle Grades Math/Science. Mrs. Atkin has always been a large supporter of local Artists, musicians, and the various galleries and Art venues that promote local Artists. She was once the owner and operator of “Hidden Dimensions,” a small Gallery in the Hickory area that promoted local talent, until an unfortunate motorcycle accident while riding her Harley forced her to close the gallery. Her works may be found in many homes throughout the USA and Puerto Rico. Most recently, The Atkin's (who paint mostly in acrylic) have been collaborating on commissioned works of art, and personal creations as well. Three new products to come out of their Studio are; 4x4 sq. inch hand painted porcelain Italian tiles, CARINITES wearable Light Catchers and Mendalions and Hemp My Way jewelry. The CARINITES are a combination of two worlds and get their name because much of the material used to create the pieces come from the Caribbean Sea and Hiddenite Gem mines of NC. Most of the materials in these creations were hand picked or extracted by the Atkin's who love to spend their time finding treasures and gifts from Mother Earth to incorporate into their work. The Atkin's are currently experiencing a transition in their personal and very demanding art careers as they are actively seeking to expand gallery support and representation abroad. Andrew Scott and Hilda Maria Atkin may be contacted at 828-217-3763 or by e-mail at [email protected] Wolf Song Studio Acclaimed local artists, JW and Sandi Baker. Both Artists have extensive backgrounds in art with various mediums. Their works hang in galleries, shows and private collections and have been featured in many art related books, magazines and other similar publications worldwide. Both have collectors from around the world, including Germany, Italy, UK, Canada, Iceland, Cyprus and Australia. In addition to their own artistic pursuits, the Bakers have also created unique artwork to support numerous non-profit Wildlife Rescue & Rehab organizations. WovenStones Kate Tinnan is the artist behind WovenStones. She designs intricately woven and forged argentium and fine silver gemstone jewelry from her studio in Statesville, North Carolina. She employs various silversmithing, cold forging and textile weaving techniques in her designs. Her work can be purchased in galleries across the country. WINERIES Waldensian Style Wine Operating in Connelly Springs, NC since 1935, Waldensian Style Wines provides you with delicious Muscadine and Scuppernong wines made from our North Carolina State Fruit along with a frozen peach Belinni mixer. A variety of wines and will be available to sample all weekend near the North Courtyard. Purchase a bottle to take home with you that day or arrange to have it shipped!

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COMMUNITY The Catawba Valley Orchid Society The purpose of the Catawba Valley Orchid Society is to provide a support group to those interested in orchid culture, whether beginner or experienced. The mission of the Society is to promote and support the passion for orchids through education and conservation. Members consist of a broad array of people from many backgrounds who have in common a love of orchids. Visit their table throughout the weekend at the North Entrance to view a live demonstration on how to properly repot an orchid. Orchids will also be available for purchase. M A N U FA C T U R E R D I S P L AY S American Classic Stop by Leather and More, located on Level 4, South Entrance, to view a sample of a sofa that has been made using eight way hand tie construction. Ask a sales associate for more information regarding this quality, American made furniture that is manufactured at a local factory. Ekornes Furniture If you love contemporary and European style furniture, visit the Ekornes display and learn about the famous Ekornes (Stressless) chairs that are ergonomically designed for comfort and support. Melt into one of these chairs and watch the informative video in style. Visit Reflections Home Furnishings, located on Level 3, North Entrance, to see more Ekornes displays. Old Hickory Tannery Local manufacturer of diverse leather products. Stop by and see their video detailing their complete process and view samples of different hides available for custom orders. All items available at Hickory Park Furniture Galleries. The Light Place The Light Place offers unique signature style lighting, featuring brands such as Authenticity Lighting, Elegant Lighting, Elk, Eurofase, Hubbardton Forge, Kichler, Laura Ashley, Murray Feiss, Preciosa Crystals, Quoizel, Seagull Lighting, Toltec, WAC Lighting and many others. In addition, they offer a variety of stylish lamps, shades and home décor items. Stop by The Light Place, located on Level 2, North Entrance, to view lamp repair demonstrations and receive lighting advice throughout the weekend. Ziba Furniture & Rugs Stop by and learn about the rich history and tradition of rug-making. An authentic loom will be on display at the North Entrance to show you how a traditionally woven rug is made. Take a look around the showroom, located Level 4, North Entrance, to see the finished products and find your own piece of art to take home with you!

For information about Hickory Furniture Mart, call 1-800-462-MART or email at [email protected] 2220 Hwy 70 SE • Hickory, NC 28602 • (828) 322-3510 • (800) 462-MART •