JOIN GREENHILL AT THE TABLE FOR NC HANDMADE TABLEWARE AND LOCAL PRODUCE
(GREENSBORO, NC) GreenHill invites you to the table to see the best handmade tableware produced by North Carolina artists. Tableware will be on view May 4 through July 15, 2018 in GreenHill’s InFocus gallery, an art space designed to bring together art collectors with exceptionally collectible works. This exhibition encourages collectors to consider adding functional artwork to their collections. Works include plates, cups, serving-ware, and more.
The opening reception will be held on Friday May 4, 2018 from 6-9PM.
ABOVE IMAGE – Thomas Campbell, Tumblers, stainless steel 3.25x3x3 in
Works in the exhibition are not only beautiful and collectible objects, but are also functional pieces of tableware that can be used every day. Elizabeth Harry, Shop Manager and Registrar at GreenHill, curated Tableware.
Harry explains “I hope people who visit GreenHill to see Tableware are inspired to infuse their everyday lives with functional artwork. Anyone can become a collector of handmade tableware. Whether you’re an eclectic collector of one-of-a-kind serving bowls, or you’re about to get married and would like to add a whole set of custom handmade plates to your registry, I will be thrilled to help you build your collection.”
To spark the imagination, examples of curated place settings for everyday use will be on view. Several of the artists selected regularly work with individuals and restaurants to create dining or drinking sets that complement personal aesthetics. Visitors may place special orders through GreenHill for a full set of any item on display, or purchase pieces directly from the exhibition. Participating artists include John Almaguer (glass), Dahlia Bushwick (glass), Thomas Campbell (metal), Matt Hallyburton (pottery), Rachel Kedinger (metal), Frank Neef (ceramic), and Carolina Reyes (metal).
To compliment the theme of Tableware, GreenHill has invited The Corner Farmers Market to feature a variety of goods in the exhibition, all for sale. “As a market, we are dedicated to creating a healthy and inclusive table around local foods. We’re proud to share the bounty of the season with gallery guests and showcase some of the hardworking folks who not only create and grow the food itself but also have built a thriving community-run farmers market. Pairing our foods with regionally created tableware is a perfect, mutual complement,” explains Kathy Newsome, Market Coordinator. Included in the mix of goods for sale will be dried herbs from Elam Gardens, a local Greensboro market garden that provides food and plants grown in an urban environment. Local honey and grains will also be available from Faucette Farms, a seventh generation family farm located in Guilford County, North Carolina offering seasonal produce, honey, preserves, and meat to customers around Greensboro, the Piedmont Triad, and beyond.
On June 14, GreenHill is hosting an event “Taste the Market” from 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Growers and bakers from The Corner Farmers Market will gather at GreenHill to share tasty bites of their locally grown and prepared foods. At this event, you will learn about this neighborhood, community-run market and meet some of the folks growing the local food economy. The event is free and open to the public.
GreenHill is the only non-collecting organization dedicated to presenting, promoting and advocating contemporary visual art and artists of North Carolina. “When you purchase the work of local artists, your dollars do much more than invigorate our local economy: you are enriching our culture by making North Carolina a top destination for makers, artists, and creatives,” Harry explains.
GreenHill is located at 200 North Davie Street, in the Greensboro Cultural Center. For more information visit www.GreenHillNC.org. The Corner Farmers Market is a Greensboro Farmers Market all about feeding people and building community. For more information visit www.cornermarketgso.com.