REJOICE! A collaboration by Teresa Roche and Barb Blair of Knack Studios

A glowy view of this incredible collaboration

A glowy view of this incredible collaboration

 When two creative minds come together, the result is nothing short of spectacular. A&L’s very own Teresa Roche and Barb Blair of Knack Studios have joined forces in a collaboration that connects the dots between art, design and everyday living.

 “Collaboration comes naturally to both of us since it is something that we both find extremely important for growth and true creativity.”

Longtime friends and creative forces in the Greenville community, Roche and Blair are thrilled to present “Rejoice”, a design focused exhibit combining Roche’s original paintings and Blair’s restored furniture pieces.

Teresa Roche’s current work is related to capturing the spirit of a memory or a place. Largely inspired by everyday interactions with her grandchildren, Roche has unveiled a playful approach in her latest paintings. Pops of neon weave among lively patterns, hinting at make-believe stories and Utopian destinations.

With careful prep work, thoughtful design and original features like unique knobs, Barb Blair transforms furniture into works of art. Blair swears that wallpaper makes her a better artist, and uses decoupage techniques to create points of visual interest within her “story pieces.” Roche’s original paintings have come to life in the form of wallpaper and fabrics, and are featured in Blair’s latest restored furniture pieces.

Roche and Blair in their elements.

Roche and Blair in their elements.

“Rejoice” opens Friday March 1st, from 6-8pm at Art and Light Gallery with pre-sales available starting Tuesday, February 26th. Join us for this celebration of collaboration, creativity, and the storytelling elements that make a house a home