Friday, October 28, 2011

Rochester Furniture Makers Come Out of the Woodwork!

The Shoe Factory Art Co-op, Rochester’s alternative art gallery, announces their November art exhibit “Once Upon a Coffee Table: Fine Art Furnishings”!  20 furniture makers and artisans of home décor will be featured in this juried exhibit.   On display will be hand crafted tables and other functional creations made with a scintillating variety of hardwoods, veneers, inlays, metalwork, glass, and paint finishes.   
Styles will range from fine to funky and showcase the talent of the Rochester region’s finest furniture makers who will have their portfolios on hand for their patrons’ viewing pleasure. Woods used in the pieces are mahogany, East Indian rosewood, cherry, white ash, poplar, birch, white oak, walnut, walnut burl, quilted maple, rock maple, curly maple, Macassar ebony, Gaboon ebony, purple heart, wenge, and recycled wood.   
Furniture is for sale and custom orders are encouraged!  Upon viewing these beautiful works, a visitor might be inspired to order a custom dining room table made to their specifications to proudly serve their family and guests for the holiday season.  Also on display will be artistic handmade lamps and unique wall pieces.

Opening reception will take place on First Friday, November 4th from 5-9pm.  Furniture makers and artisans will be on hand to meet and talk about their work.   Free admission.

Emily Awad, Neal Barrett, Peter Basil, Phil Bliss, Michael Borowski, Sage Churchill- Foster, Byron Conn, Domenic Fiorello, Scott Grove, Susan Jenkins, James Johnson, Donald Kitchen, Kathleen Kosel, Lowell Lunn, Graham Ottoson, John Pennisi, Carter Rich, Jonathan Schnapp, Susan Stair, Rebecca Tracey, William Tracey, Mollie Wolf, Thomas Zachman 

The exhibit will be held in The Shoe Factory Art Co-op’s main gallery located at 250 N. Goodman St., #212 (second floor), Rochester, NY 14607.  
Show duration:  November 4th -26th.  
Exhibit hours: Weds. thru Saturday from 12-5pm. 
Contact:  (585)732-0036 or e-mail
For more information, visit their website at


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