Rosemary Hamed has created a furniture line featuring metal sculptor Don Drumm’s art, which she will exhibit and sell at Summit Artspace on East Market for two upcoming weekends, May 25 and 26 and June 1 and 2.
Don Drumm metal work pieces are integrated into the surfaces and design of Hamed’s contemporary coffee tables, end tables, credenzas and other furniture produced by Scott Thomas Furniture, an internationally recognized furniture company headquartered in Akron.
Hamed, who is the company founder and president, is calling her exhibit, “Showcasing Collectible Masterpiece Furniture.” The exhibit will take place in the Transition Gallery. Hours are May 25, 5 to 8 p.m.; May 26, noon to 5 p.m.; June 1, noon to 7 p.m.; and June 2, noon to 9 p.m., which is also the Artwalk in downtown Akron.
Summit Artspace on East Market is located at 140 E. Market St., Akron. There is no admission charge.
Hamed, who is known in the area for her previous oriental rug business, said she has followed Drumm’s career since he first started his business. She calls him the “best aluminum art medalist in the world.”
“I believe his work will be highly valued and will be with us through the decades if not centuries,” she said. “I consider it such a privilege to incorporate the talented work of Don Drumm into my furniture.”
Throughout her career in the furniture-making industry, she has compared Drumm’s work to other medalists and “could never find any that could compete.”
Parking is available behind the Summit Artspace building when visiting the gallery. The building is handicap accessible and has an elevator.
Summit Artspace is a non-profit community art center organization that provides studio, exhibit and programming spaces in Summit County and the surrounding area for local artists and arts organizations; and is a center for art education open to all residents. Contact Summit Artspace at (330) 376-8480 or visit www.summitartspace.org.