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High Point X Design to Host Art Mixer at Famed Furniture Library, Dec. 2, 5-7 P.M.

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To mark the culmination of The Eye and the Hand, a unique art exhibit at the Bienenstock Furniture Library, High Point x Design is set to host an open-house art Mixer, Thursday, December 2, 5-7 p.m.
 
The Mixer is open to all - trade professionals, art lovers, design enthusiasts and the community, with a modest donation of $10 or $15 cash at the door. R.S.V.P. here.
 
Students are welcome at no charge. Wine, refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.
 
The Eye and the Hand, conceived and curated by professional interior designer, educator and Bienenstock library board member Gary Inman, pairs the photographic artwork of Stephen Shutts and renderings by Zachary Hodgin. The show includes 12 original black-and-white photographs of lesser known architectural works captured by Shutts in Italy, Germany and Vienna; and correspondingly, hand drawn interpretations of European and American buildings of historical significance, by Hodgin.
 
The HPxD Mixer is intended to foster professional and community engagement around architecture and art at the Bienenstock Furniture Library, a vibrant institution dedicated to and documenting design in all its incarnations.
 
HPxD Chairman and Splashworks owner Tom Van Dessel notes, “Design thrives through community, conversation and engagement. At HPxD, we couldn’t let The Eye and the Hand leave town without The Mixer. That is, bringing colleagues, partners, friends and neighbors together. The common ties that bind are art, design and the amazing Bienenstock Library, a local jewel.”
 
Library Executive Director Karla Jones concurs, “The Bienenstock is a living history of design. The Eye and the Hand exhibit is part of that story - and fleeting. The show closes in early January.”
 
The Bienenstock is open Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm, and is closed daily from 12 to 1p.m. For special viewings, contact Karla Jones at executive-director@furniturelibrary.com.
 

About HPxD

High Point x Design is a grassroots movement and professional organization with 501(c6) status in process. HPxD envisions High Point as a hub of design and creativity open year-round with two channels: Flagship locations open to all and trade-only showrooms. HPxD relies on guidance and collaboration with all organizations dedicated to a more vibrant High Point and design community. For more information, visit www.hpxd.org.

 

About the Bienenstock Furniture Library 
The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library is a worldwide center for research, design, and collaboration.  It holds the world's largest collection of rare and significant books on the history and design of furniture, with more than 5,000 volumes.

The Library is located in High Point, NC and is open to members of the home furnishings industry, students and the general public. The Library was founded in 1970 with an endowment from Furniture World Magazine and the Bienenstock family. It is supported by a board of directors from nearly every facet of the home furnishings industry. It is devoted to the advancement of knowledge about design, furniture, interiors, architecture, textiles, finishes, and constructions.

The Library's rare book collection contains volumes published since 1543. A special climate-controlled room houses these rare volumes. It is a treasure trove of inspiration for anyone interested in home furnishings and interior design.  

The Library's facilities include the Vuncannon Seminar Room, the high-tech Hadley Court Center for Design Collaboration and the Pat Plaxico Sculpture Gardens.  These areas are available for seminars, classes, events, meetings, design collaborations, networking and design retreats for a small honorarium.

For more information visit www.furniturelibrary.com or contact Karla Webb, Library Director at info@furniturelibrary.com or 336-883-4011.

 

 

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