September 21st – October 20th
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 21st, 5-8pm
DesignPhiladelphia Reception: Friday, October 11th, 6-9pm
Art Star is pleased to be hosting Farmhaus & Friends, a group exhibition which is presented as part of the 2013 DesignPhiladelphia Festival, a program of the Center for Architecture. The 9th annual citywide celebration of all things design will run for nine days from October 10-18 in unique venues and spaces throughout the city.
Ben McBrien of Farmhaus will bring his signature rustic modern style into Art Star where he will install a version of his dream home, starting with a handmade bed and dining room table made from reclaimed and responsibly sourced wood. The pro-surfer turned wood worker will also include carefully chosen pieces handmade by Philly friends, which will finish off the look of the urban beach loft that McBrien will create.
The friends of Farmhaus include: Project Runway Season 1 winner Jay McCarroll, ceramicist Audrey Cooper, graphic design/ tattoo artist Mike Ski, sculptor/designer Bill Curran, photographer Trevor Moran, woodworker Rachel Fuld, photographer Dominic Episcopo and master knitter Jane Likens who will lend their skills and work to help realize McBrien’s vision. Together they will create a home truly made by hand from quality materials and expert craftsmanship, reflecting Ben’s love and respect for his friends and the work that they create within his community.