Mountain Housing Opportunities, Inc., an Asheville based community and housing development corporation, has commissioned five local artist entrepreneurs to create handmade elements for the multi-use and re-use development, Glen Rock Depot in the River Arts District. Two artists have studios in the River Arts District. Looking for a collaborative, creative, community-oriented space for your small or large business? Check this place out! Glen Rock Depot.
Gail Fredell (woodworker/furniture artist)
Gail Fredell’s work is in the permanent collection of SF MOMA, the Oakland Museum, Stanford University Memorial Chapel and the AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park. She has taught extensively at the college level nationwide and in summer workshop programs at Penland, Haystack and Anderson Ranch, and has served as director of furniture programs and The Furniture Society. Her current projects range in scale and context from residential, functional furniture to public sculpture, both for interior spaces and landscape settings.
Wall of Gratitude
Jen Swearington (fiber artist)
A future businessresident of the Glen Rock Depot, Jen Swearington is known primarily for her dreamy, narrative art quilts and Jennythreads, her line of handmade clothing and accessories. Previous projects include constructing a peepshow circus tent for the Savannah College of Art and Design’s thirtieth anniversary and illustrating the 2005 to 2007 Studio Stroll posters depicting landmarks of the River Arts District. She will open her new studio and boutique in the Glen Rock Depot this fall.
Apartment Numbers and Directional Tiles
Angelique Tassistro (ceramic artist)
Angelique Tassistro is the founder of Dog Door Studio and is launching Fly Coop Studios, introducing a new line of clay work, photography and recycled furniture. Her studio is open to the public and is located in the Asheville’s River Arts District at 375 Depot, across the street from the Glen Rock Depot.
Train Railing along Town Branch Creek
David Earl Tomlinson (metal artist) http://dynamicmetalwork.com
and Jenny Greer (graphic designer) www.soundmindmedia.net
David Earl Tomlinson is a self-taught metal worker in Asheville, North Carolina. Early projects include details throughout the interior and exterior of Zambra, Don Chey’s, and other high-end custom design for local private and commercial properties. His portfolio also includes unique mailboxes, custom restaurant menu display boards, gates and railings for both private homes and commercial establishments, shelving units for clothing boutiques and other locales, salvaged steel tables, and large metal quilt wall hangings. In 2008, his “Appalachian Quilt #4″ was displayed in the Southern Living Magazine Idea Home.
Jenny Greer specializes in graphic design, illustration and creating corporate identity through visual media. Her current portfolio consists of brochures, logos, web sites, multimedia presentations, business systems, billboards, posters, and packaging for a range of companies from Coca-Cola to Glen Rock Depot to Bob Moog Foundation, and a number of festivals and bands. Jenny Greer is a mover and shaker in town and has a gift of bringing people together. She also leads the band Jen and the Juice.