Monday, November 7, 2011

Sneak Peak! Chairs made by Szu Chieh Yun and her student-artists!

Student-artist Athena Ellis poses with her symmetrical chair.

Over the summer, mentor Szu Chieh Yun began working on her 20-chair set for our 20th Anniversary "Have A Seat" Gala. Inspired by symmetry and complimentary colors, these vibrant chairs, graciously donated to us by the American Chair Company, look as lively as the artists who painted them. Szu’s team, which included 11 student-artists, started by using wood primer on the chairs, then mapped out designs and patterns before using acrylics to create exquisite depth and balance.

Along with mentoring AFH student-painters, Szu has also been sharing her art skills to the students of the Oliver H. Perry School. After being appointed as the artist-in-residence at the K-8 school, Szu has been leading art classes for students there since the beginning of the school year.

Check out more of Szu’s inspired work here, and be sure to get your tickets to our 20th Anniversary Celebration now so you can personally experience our entire brilliant collection of hand-painted chairs before they’re gone!

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