High Point x Design art mixer at the Bienenstock Library

A community event is planned around an exhibit featuring the artistic talent of two designers

High Point x Design art mixer at the Bienenstock Library

Stephen Shutts, representing "the eye," with some of his photographs

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 on Thursday, December 2, 5-7 p.m.

Zachary Hodgin’s detailed architectural drawings

“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 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.”

Open to all – trade professionals, art lovers, design enthusiasts and the community – there will be wine, refreshments, and light hors d’oeuvres, with a donation of $10 in advance, or $15 cash at the door.

Jane Dagmi is Editor in Chief of Designers Today.