Plant Seven, a 100,000 square-foot redevelopment project that aims to revitalize High Point’s downtown and act as a hub for entrepreneurs, recently announced new exhibitions and experiences, timed with the spring furniture market.
OPENING FRIDAY, APRIL 5
Terra Incognita: Building on North Carolina’s heritage of ceramics, Terra Incognita explores how today’s ceramicists are advancing the art and craft of pottery through experimental approaches to materiality, form, and surface. The exhibition showcases functional and abstract works from talents across the U.S. who are pushing the boundaries of surface ornamentation, glaze, clay body, and construction. Lila Allen, North Carolina native, Managing Editor of Metropolis Magazine, and an Independent Writer/ Producer who focuses on art, design and popular culture is the Exhibition Curator.
Beyond the Mask:
Storytelling in Black Art + Design, the first High Point exhibition from the Black Artists + Designers Guild, aims to dispel historic stereotypes that have undervalued Blackness in art and design. Fifteen artist and designers from around the world will present diverse works from furniture and textiles to ceramics and wall art. The exhibition is curated by Leyden Lewis on behalf of the Black Artists + Designers Guild and sponsored by: ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME MAGAZINE.
Conversation: Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Plant Seven. Hosted by Malene B, founder of the Black Artists + Designers Guild, and Steven Mandel, Aspire Design and Home Magazine.
Exhibitions are free and open to the public through September 30. Furniture and artwork is available for purchase.
Design Between the Lines (LIVE!) “Old School vs New School” Refreshments + Networking
Panel Discussion, Sunday, April 7, 3-4 p.m. at Plant Seven Loft. Host, John Conrad of podcast Design Between the Lines, leads emerging and veteran designers from the International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) and Women in the Home Industries Today (WithIt) in a lively discussion on industry methods, practices and trends. Among the participants, Catina Roscoe, president, ISFD and founder, Catina Unlimited Design; Aimee Kurzner, director of furniture, Currey & Company; Liz Moore, furniture designer, Otto and Moore and 2018 Pinnacle Winner for Caracole; and Christopher Sandomenico.
CAFÉ AND RETAIL
Plant Seven is also home to Mill Collective, a fair for emerging designers and artisans. New this spring, a pop-up shop and café curated by Raleigh-based textile designer Erica Gimson.
PLANT SEVEN’S FUTURE
At the heart of Plant Seven is a launchpad for forward-thinking entrepreneurs to create and grow their business. Opening Fall 2019, Plant Seven’s cowork space will feature private offices, conference rooms, and hot desks along with access to innovative design resources, including a cutting-edge materials library.
Shuttle Stop: 27 (Red Line)
Opening Night Party: Friday, April 5, 5 – 8 p.m.
Behind the Mask: Storytelling in Black Art + Design Conversation: Saturday, April 6, 11 a.m. –12 p.m.
Design Between the Lines (LIVE!) “Old School vs New School” Panel Discussion: Plant Seven Loft, Sunday, April 7, 3-4 p.m.
Daily market hours: 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
About Plant Seven: Plant Seven is a 100,000 square-foot center for innovation and culture
based in High Point, North Carolina. Plant Seven serves as a destination
and a platform for that vision by creating space for creatives and
entrepreneurs to work, collaborate and exhibit.
project soft launched in October 2018 with exhibition and event spaces,
retail pop-ups, and a Material ConneXion library. The Plant Seven co-
working space, café and guestrooms will be opened in future phases.
Plant Seven is led by CEO Tim Branscome and was developed with the generous support of Business High Point, The State of North Carolina Department of Commerce, The City of High Point, David Congdon, The Earl and Kathryn Family Foundation, High Point University, International Market Centers, Bill Millis, and Blue Ridge Companies. Plant Seven is powered by High Point 365 LLC, a 501C-3 non-profit created to transform High Point into a year-round center for innovation and design, thriving for generations to come. High Point 365 LLC is an extension of the High Point Chamber Foundation, Inc., and Plant Seven is the first major development in a bold, multi-phase plan.