BLAIR'S ESTATE SALES
We are very honored to announce the estate sale of works by Verina Baxter. This body of works represents the finest pieces from her career which have never been offered to the public. This collection of superb industrial and modern designs are coming fresh from the Hunter Museum's most recent exhibition held on Dec 2, 2016 through January 22, 2017. Here are some words from the recent Hunter exhibition honoring the quality of her works and legacy:
"Local sculptor and arts advocate Verina Baxter (1950 - 2015) changed careers in the early 1990s from banking to art after taking a class in stone carving at Arrowmont School in Gatlinburg. First working with different types of stone such as alabaster and marble, and then with various metals including bronze and stainless steel, Baxter dedicated herself to sculpting full time in her 40s.
Born and raised in East Ridge, Verina Baxter’s works were inspired by her many interests. She was a voracious reader, and loved to travel internationally. The natural forms that are apparent in her pieces correspond with her avid gardening. Initially only using metal as support or embellishment for her stone pieces, Baxter became more and more intrigued by the process of turning metal. The attention to detail, to achieving a particular machined finish is especially obvious in the precision of her Industrial series.
The Hunter’s exhibition delves into twenty years of Baxter’s artistic career, and will include some of her earlier figurative pieces as well as her Rods, Industrial, and Table series. Baxter also experimented with colorful abstractions, many of which will be featured alongside her sculptural pieces."
The sale exhibit will be setup in the the commons area at the heart of Northgate Mall. There will be no pre-sale of estate items, no exceptions. Items go on sale April 1 & 2 during the published times above, but don't miss the special preview only day on Friday March 31st during the Northgate Mall general operating hours (10am to 9pm).
We will also appear on "3 Plus You" wednesday March 29, at 11:00 am with a special sneak peak of the sale. Tune into WRCB, channel 3 to see us on the show!