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Bienenstock Furnishings Library Hosts Fall Artwork Exhibit


Stephen Shutts (left) along with his Black and White photograph of the Monumental Cemetary in Milan; and Zachary Hogdin along with his rendering of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice.

An unique artwork exhibit hosted by the Bienenstock Furnishings Library is open to trade guests all through October Excessive Level Market dates, from Sat., Oct. 16, by means of Wed., Oct. 20, at 1009 N. Essential St., positioned within the Metropolis’s midtown space. 


Curated by skilled inside designer, educator and library board member Gary Inman, the exhibit pairs the photographic art work of Stephen Shutts with detailed renderings by Zachary Hodgin.


The exhibit consists of 12 authentic black and white pictures of lesser identified architectural works captured by Shutts in Italy, Germany and Vienna; and correspondingly, hand drawn interpretations of European and American buildings of historic significance, by Hodgin.


Shutts is a working inside designer at Charleston-based design agency Mitchell Hill, and Hodgin, additionally a design skilled, acts as Director at Inman’s Birmingham studio location.


For Inman, who moreover serves as Designer in Residence and Assistant Professor within the Observe of Inside Design at Excessive Level College, the exhibit calls consideration to the worth of conventional and tutorial practices for studying design ideas.


“One of the best ways to be taught is by observing and documenting,” says Inman, who eschews reliance on computer-generated design and different digitally produced visible information for right this moment’s designers. “Stephen and Zach symbolize a bridge to the standard educating methodology of cautious commentary.”


“Stephen selected the extra trendy methodology of pictures, whereas Zach utilized methods of the Ecole des Beaux Arts, spending a whole bunch of hours drawing in exhaustive element every of the enduring buildings he chosen,” provides Inman. “The exhibit speaks to the creative course of of every designer.”


‘The Eye and the Hand’ artwork exhibit is the primary of its form for the Bienenstock Library, in response to Karla Jones, Govt Director. The gathering of artworks for show shall be put in within the central stair corridor, the adjoining library and the founders room, occupying over 500 sq. toes.


“We’re excited to achieve extra designers and trade professionals by means of this particular attraction,” says Jones. “The exhibit represents a beautiful alternative to view the work of those superb artists, whereas additionally giving guests an opportunity to expertise the library and our wealth of assets.”


Excessive Level-based artwork manufacturing useful resource Splashworks will underwrite the price of framing and set up, whereas Greensboro-based promoting and advertising company Emisare, which incorporates library board member David Blair, will design, produce and coordinate printing of the exhibit folio.


Throughout this fall’s Excessive Level Market, the library’s hours of operation are 9am to 5pm, Oct. 16 – 20, which incorporates the commerce present’s opening weekend. Market attendees could take a Go Wherever shuttle for a brief drive from the Essential Transportation Terminal downtown to the Bienenstock Furnishings Library. Restricted parking can be obtainable behind the library constructing.


After Market dates, the library is open to guests Monday by means of Friday, from 9am to 5pm, and is closed day by day from 12 to 1pm. For big group appointments or guided excursions, contact Karla Jones at 


The exhibit is anticipated to stay open by means of this fall.



Concerning the Bienenstock Furnishings Library: The Bernice Bienenstock Furnishings Library is a worldwide heart for analysis, design, and collaboration.  It holds the world’s largest assortment of uncommon and important books on the historical past and design of furnishings, with greater than 5,000 volumes.

The Library is positioned in Excessive Level, NC and is open to members of the house furnishings trade, college students and most people. The Library was based in 1970 with an endowment from Furnishings World Journal and the Bienenstock household. It’s supported by a board of administrators from practically each aspect of the house furnishings trade. It’s dedicated to the development of data about design, furnishings, interiors, structure, textiles, finishes, and constructions.

The Library’s uncommon e book assortment incorporates volumes printed since 1543. A particular climate-controlled room homes these uncommon volumes. It’s a treasure trove of inspiration for anybody inquisitive about house furnishings and inside design.  

The Library’s services embrace the Vuncannon Seminar Room, the high-tech Hadley Court docket Middle for Design Collaboration and the Pat Plaxico Sculpture Gardens.  These areas can be found for seminars, courses, occasions, conferences, design collaborations, networking and design retreats for a small honorarium.

For extra info go to or contact Karla Webb, Library Director at or 336-883-4011.


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