Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Home for the Holidays

The Arts Center/Old Forge is honored to have Artist and Interior Designer, Stephen Wick, behind the design of “Home for the Holidays. “Home for the Holidays” will be on display at the Arts Center/Old Forge November 27 through January 2.

The following is a letter from Stephen Wick, whom The Arts Center/Old Forge is honored to have designed for us this year for “Home for the Holidays”.

I am excited to be donating my time as the designer for “Home for the Holidays”. My idea was to wrap the building like a big present, “a gift” back to the community for all they give. The challenge was finding 60 yards of red ribbon, big bow, and a wreath. Thanks to my sister Clara for searching out and donating the ribbon. Also a big thanks to Phoebe for leading the search throughout the land for the bow the and to Gary Lee for making and hanging the evergreen wreath.
Proudly, we’ve collected over $43,000 in merchandise and gifts for sale, Chris and Alan have spent countless hours hanging and displaying them collectively, in a make-believe house and outdoor-space within the main gallery. Bringing together local and distant communities and artisans’ furniture and craftsmen for the holidays is always rewarding to me. Living here is such a gift especially seeing the community join together to make a whole new energized Arts Center for all to enjoy. ¬

Stephen Wick resides in Eagle Bay and Fort Lauderdale, FL, where he designed a 6000 sq. ft. Mission style home on the New River. He also was the lead designer on a yacht for the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the Versace Shops in Miami Beach and Palm Beach, residences in New York City and South Florida. Wick studied at The Columbus College of Art and Design and earned his B.A. at the Art Institute of Atlanta Georgia and has been designing for over 25 years.

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