Last month we debuted our collection of finely crafted porcelain lighting at the Luminary Craft event! The event, which was held in the Cloud Room at Wedge at Foundation, was lit with the diffused glow of our Chrysalis Collection and featured local music and works by other pioneering Asheville artists.
You’ve heard us talk about this collection before. We’re extremely excited about it! We’re changing the face of contemporary ceramics, and these pendants are the culmination of six years of work. The Chrysalis Collection stood as the centerpiece of the exhibition, while Asheville resident and world-renowned musician Jonathan Scales indulged patrons with the ambient sound of steel drums. We’re big fans of Scales at The Bright Angle, and we knew his rhythmic music would be a perfect complement to the red, green and blue synchronized light show.
Scales asked the crowd to not treat the event as a concert, but as an experience. Onlookers were invited to come close and touch the art, speak about the art, and feel at home. Our founder Nick Moen unintentionally moved to Asheville when his van broke down in the Wedge Brewing parking lot years ago, so this new exhibition at the Wedge has really felt like a full circle moment for him.
Jefferson Ellison curated the event, making sure the art was perfectly placed and everyone felt welcome. He thought the Cloud Room was the perfect spot to hold this event, and we agree. We really wanted to show the lighting in its natural habitat — in use, surrounded by great vibes, good people, and intentional design. “Celebrating local artists who have a connection to the community and creating custom lighting pieces for the event is so authentic to the brand, because it represents the core of what the Bright Angle offers: craftsmanship,” Ellison said. “It’s great for Asheville, but it’s also just great for the design community as a whole.”
Local videographers Matt Wegleitner and Micah Yaple premiered their first video performance as Aerial Asheville during the event, while art by Daniel Garver, Jamie Karolich, and BJ Lumbaugh adorned the walls.
We were thrilled to see everyone at the event, and we can’t wait to share more of this collection with you!