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Mi Vida, Mi Amor

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Friday, December 22, 2017

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Mi Vida, Mi Amor: Photography by Argentina’s Eduardo Blidner

“Death does not exist. We die when we are forgotten”
Eduardo Blidner 1959 – 2015

Eduardo Blidner is arguably one of the most gifted photographers to arise from Buenos Aries, Argentina in the 21st Century. He is a story-teller one frame at a time. His work rises from his love for his country and it’s culture and people. Eduardo explored life through his camera lens. His images are intimate, romantic, and often revealing something that is or was taboo.

Eduardo created his images with a Leica camera. (Leica co-sponsored the Tango exhibit) When photographing a stage performance once, an older lady siting in front of him suggested he use a Leica camera because the shutter makes little sound. That began his love for the camera. Over the years Eduardo worked tirelessly in the darkroom creating his black and white images. He loved to tone and try different photographic papers for various affects. Eduardo approached his work in series, concentrating his efforts on the current series until he had enough work to tell his story that would exhibit in a solo show. Mi Vida, Mi Amor features photographs from five bodies of work by Eduardo Blidner.

Opening Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7:00-11:00 PM
Continues through December 22, 2017
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Art Attack 2017

Friday, November 03, 2017 - Sunday, November 05, 2017

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Join us for an exciting weekend when we celebrate the 20th annual Art Attack at the Northrup King Building. Explore the photos and artifacts of 100 years of history at the Northrup King Building and the future forward through the arts.

Art Attack 2017 features 300 visual artists, live music, interactive art experiences, food trucks, and free parking.

Friday, November 3rd: 5:00-10:00 PM
Saturday, November 4th: Noon – 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 5th: Noon – 5:00 PM

Featured Artist

Joan Kloiber

Joan Kloiber

Fiber and fabric are Joan Kloiber’s paint and clay.

The beauty of imperfection and asymmetry in nature, the marks that time, weather, life and loving leave behind are what inspire Joan’s art making.

Her early work was entirely intuitive. She began a piece by painting, dyeing and/or discharging fabric – spontaneously, intuitively. Kloiber then observed the treated fabric (sometimes over a period of weeks or even months) for a theme or message. The she finally “got” the message, she then made visible the image she saw n the spontaneous painting using various forms of embellishment, primarily embroidery. She hand-stitched into the fabric drawing out the message.

In recent years, Kloiber has felt the need for her art to be more intentional and more dimensional It was then that she began creating with felt. Felting is a process of matting together natural fibers like wool or silk using water and friction or felting needles. The fun (and tricky) part for Joan, is pulling and pushing a flat piece of felt into a three dimensional, self supported shape.


EC Design featured in INSTORE Magazine Coolest Store

Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2017

EC Design featured in INSTORE Magazine Coolest Store

Emily Johnson / EC Design was featured in INSTORE Magazine as one of America’s coolest stores in 2017. Congratulations Emily on receiving 2nd place in the Small Cool Division.

See more of Emily’s work at Read the article on-line at

Mary Pettis designated ARC Living Master

Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Mary Pettis designated ARC Living Master

Congratulations to Mary Pettis who was awarded third place in the Landscape Category at the ARC international Salon Competition in Barcelona, Spain. Mary has also received the prestigious ARC Living Master designation. See more of Mary’s artwork at