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SOURCE Alison Sigethy
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional artist Alison Sigethy's (http://www.alisonsigethy.com/) first New York City showcase is shaping up to be a memorable event; the Architectural Digest Home Design Show will set the stage for the presentation of her newly redesigned signature works, Sea Core Bubble Tubes.
Sigethy's exhibition will be part of the Home Design Show's MADE galleries, which showcase one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces from international artisans. This juried show highlights the "most talented artists and designers working in the world of design today," from lighting and decorative art to fine crafted furniture.
The Sea Core Bubble Tubes have proven to be attention getters; Jen Chappell, Design Consultant at American Eye DC, incorporated one in the outdoor covered space at last spring's DC Design House. "I was familiar with Alison's work, and I love how the Sea Cores bring depth to a space. At the design house, the gently bubbling column added sound, color and dynamism that a flat piece of artwork cannot match. The ecological aspect is also inspiring, as many of the internal components are recycled glass."
Although this is her first time exhibiting with Architectural Digest, Sigethy is no stranger to the Home Design Show. "I visited the MADE galleries last year and was impressed by the quality and professionalism of the exhibitors. The entire show, in fact, was remarkable and well organized. I knew then that I wanted to submit my work the following year."
Sigethy's newest version of the Sea Core Bubble Tubes features several mechanical and aesthetic alterations to distinguish them from earlier iterations. The overall design of the pedestals is more contemporary. Custom pedestals, reconfigured for ease of use and skinned in new decorative metals, create striking bases for the delicate glass pieces above. Internal parts have been shifted, not only to slow the evaporation process, but also to completely conceal the Tubes' mechanical workings.
Aesthetically, the Sea Core Bubble Tubes created especially for display at MADE will feature larger, more exotic components to complement Sigethy's new styles. Each component within the tubes is handcrafted from various types of glass, much of it salvaged. Since the artist hand forms each piece, often with a client's color palette in mind, every Sea Core is unique.
The Architectural Digest Home Design Show, now in its 13th year, runs from March 20 to 23 at Pier 94 in Manhattan; this year's show is produced by Merchant Mart Properties Inc. and co-sponsored by The New York Times. Sigethy anticipates that the visibility of MADE will help her connect and communicate with an even larger audience. Being in New York City and boasting over 40,000 architects, interior designers, gallerists and design buffs in attendance, it's safe to say that the entire art and design world will turn its attention on the show. Learn more about MADE and the Home Design Show at the official website: http://www.archdigesthomeshow.com/show-information/made/.
About the Artist
Alison Sigethy is a professional artist who works out of her studio in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia. She graduated from Marymount University in Arlington with degrees in interior design and art history. Today, her work focuses on issues such as ocean conservation, sustainability, ecology and education. She has exhibited her work nationally, along with appearances in American Craft Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post and USA Today.
Sigethy's talents extend beyond fine art. She is a skilled kayaker, having competed in the Greenland National Kayak Championships, in which she has won eight medals. She has paddled most of the famed and treacherous Northwest Passage. In 2010, Sigethy was a member of the US team at the Harbin Snow and Ice Carving Competition.
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