Light ‘Em Up! - an exhibition of light makers

Flow Gallery, located in historic downtown Marshall, announces the arrival of new work from seven lighting artists. The show, “Light ‘Em Up!” opens Friday April 19 and will run until Saturday, May 25, 2019.  Light refreshments will be served at the opening reception on Friday, April 19 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

“Over the years, we have had only a handful of lights or lamps available for sale. This show brings in the work of seven makers of work that is predominantly aimed at lighting up a room, and will bring in artists who have not been a part of Flow,” said Connie Molland, a founding member of Flow and curator of Light ‘Em Up!

The seven lighting makers include fellow Flow member Kathy Goodson, whose silk painted lamps provide lovely color and a warm glow to any room, and two current consigners, Brian Leonard of Appalachian Ironworks who has made a queen size headboard that features subtle lights woven into the leaf patterns and potter David Westmeier, who is providing high fired porcelain Torchere style lamps.  New artists to Flow are Madison County lamp makers Jim and Shirl Parmentier of Parmentier Pottery, glass artist and operations manager of the North Carolina Glass Center in the River Arts District in Asheville Kathryn Adams, custom lamp designer Leah Baker from Luminosa Lighting and Artists on Main in Weaverville, and woodworker Jason Green from Boone, NC who makes cairn style wooden lamps that beg to be touched. “With this show, I really wanted to find variety in mediums but keep in line with Flow’s guiding principles of offering high quality craftsmanship from local makers and I think we nailed it with this group!” said Molland. “It's amazing what the right lighting can do to change the entire feeling in a room,” is a statement made by Leah Baker that pretty much sums up what this show is all about.