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3 new exhibitors to show at High Point's Antique & Design Center

HIGH POINT - New exhibitors in the Antique & Design Center at the fall High Point Market will include Cleveland Art founder Jason Wein; blogger Beth Lewis, the creative force behind retailer Old Time Marketplace; and the brother-and-sister interior design team of Michael and Candace DeLoach, known as DeLoach Design and Decoration.

"These three new exhibitors are a perfect example of what the Antique & Design Center is all about," said Karen Luisana, director of the ADC, which has been a show-within-a-show in High Point for the past two years.

The center, in Market Square on the grand and mezzanine levels, will be open during the fall market, which runs Oct. 13-18. It features antiques and artwork from more than 70 dealers, whose spaces change daily as pieces are sold and replaced.

Luisana said none of the new exhibitors has shown in High Point before. Cleveland Art is known for its recycled and repurposed goods, Old Time Marketplace for its rustic, original-paint looks, and DeLoach Design and Decoration for its mid-century modern eclecticism, she said.

With stores in Los Angles and Brooklyn, as well as its home base in Cleveland, Wein's stark, minimalist designs are a favorite of Hollywood celebs, according to Luisana. In High Point, the Cleveland Art space will feature lighting, shelves and tables built from industrial components and fasteners that Wein culls from defunct factories.

"Everything is American-made using recycled and repurposed materials, right down to the fasteners, because I think it's the right thing to do," Wein said. "A lot of the machines that we buy from New England are from the 1700s, before electricity, and have three or four lifetimes of workers behind them."

Lewis said she, too, is passionate about giving new life to old pieces, "taking something that someone has discarded as trash and turning it into something that someone else would love to have in their home, simply by visually displaying it in a way that's pleasing."

Lewis operates The Old Time Marketplace in Marshville, N.C., in a building built in 1910 that movie buffs will recognize as the setting for the general store in the film, "The Color Purple."

The DeLoaches will show a collection that combines mid-century modern furniture and antiques with dramatic abstract art.

"What we're showing are pieces that have been re-done, refinished and reupholstered, pieces that people can easily incorporate into their homes," said Michael DeLoach. "It's a strong modern look. There's nothing dowdy about what we're presenting."

In addition to showing vintage pieces, the DeLoaches also will introduce products of their own design for the first time, including occasional tables, Lucite floor and table lamps and wastepaper baskets sheathed in stone.

Information about the Antique & Design Center is online at www.hpadc.com and www.highpointantiquecenter.blogspot.com.

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