Posted November 5, 2015
Eight local artists have come together to put their spins on functional pieces for the home, and they are all made or repurposed with reclaimed materials.
Come out to Hazel Tree Interiors on Saturday night, November 7, from 5-9pm for the opening party of the new show, 'Art Reclaims Function'.
Local artists and repurposers Jason Horinger, Micah Kraus, Jessica Lofthus, Doug Meyer, Kevin Richards, Karen Starr, John Weaver, and John Wilkie have come together to create art with (and on) functional pieces for the home.
This show concept started when we were catching up with Shannon Ensign, who is the widow of Hazel Tree artist Russ Ensign who passed away in 2012. She wanted to honor Russ by having a celebration and last showing of Russ's work. Russ, as you may remember, is the artist who worked with the organization Project Rebuild in Canton and made items for the home, like clocks and mirrors, out of reclaimed Akron tire company tire patterns.
We were honored to be the space where she wanted to host this show and started thinking about complementary artists and a theme to go along with it for the final show of the year.
Although we sell the work of artists that make functional items for the home out of reclaimed materials all the time, we've never had a show specifically dedicated to that.
This show is also unique in that it is more of a constant sale...and if you buy a piece that day, you take it home with you (and not have to wait until the run of the show is over.)
Please join us for the opening night party for 'Art Reclaims Function' on Akron ArtWalk Saturday, November 7, from 5-9pm.
Food, drink, live music by Johnny G, and functional art for sale!