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David Earl Tomlinson is a self-taught metalworker. He was in the Marines five years and served in Saudi Arabia during the war. Around Asheville he is known as a musician and a commercial sign maker for some of the city's most recognizable businesses such as Salsa's, Minx, Clingman Cafe, and Mayfel's. He recently came up with the idea of making metal quits from leftover scraps. He placed one with a River Arts District Studio Stroll and it sold the first day. Commissions followed, and Southern Living featured a quilt in 2008. He currently shares space with other metal artists in a hanger-size West Asheville warehouse,
Five individuals in Western NC are making their marks in the design world with bridal dresses, handsome bags, graphic art, and innovative furniture. They are Whitney Deal [Whitney Deal Designs]; Drew Findley [Subject Matter Studio]; Eugene DuClos [Emerging Industrial Designer]; Karie Reinertson [Shelter Protects You]; Seyl Park [Cheme Designs].
Lenoir has a population of fewer than 18,500, yet its seventy-seven piece public outdoor sculpture collection is the largest per capita in the country. World-famous sculpture Thomas Sayre will soon add No. 78. At 26 feet in height and weighing 40,000 pounds, it will become the largest collection piece.
Root & Vine, located in an historic 1901 building in Morganton, was launched by first-time restaurateurs Brian Miller and Aimee Perez. Their goal is "to present locally sourced ingredients in creative ways." Richards relates how this young eatery is progressing.