At CGD, an affinity for exceptional design often extends to pursuits outside the office. Such was the case at the EURO Auto Festival this past Saturday, October 17, where green fairways and blue skies provided an optimum backdrop to showcase hundreds of the finest examples of European automobiles past and present. CGD’s Kim Poole and Charles Gunning continued their longstanding service as event organizers, and Calvin Wright volunteered at the show. This year’s event was the first to be held on the golf course at the Preserve at Verdae; a solid attendance affirmed the show’s new home on the links.
Sitting in handsome accord with a grassy hillside among Southwest Virginia’s ridge and valley landscape, Emory & Henry College’s new Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts was formally opened and dedicated last Friday, October 16. Held in the south facing main theatre lobby, the ceremony included a ribbon cutting and remarks by project architect and CGD principal Scott Simmons. CGD interior designer Andrea Kuhfuss was also in attendance. A copy of the event program, which provides an account of this CGD project’s inception and final design figures, can be viewed HERE.
After the high scaffold was removed and the weekend’s cold winds wailed no more, only a long black veil separated Chihuly’s ‘Rose Crystal Tower’ from Greenville’s public eye. The veil was drawn on a bright October 6 evening. There were many at the scene, and they all did agree that the city’s newest public art installation is a remarkable sight. We encourage all who walk the hills of Falls Park to visit the piece, particularly on upcoming cool dark nights when the uplit crystals glow. A video of the unveiling, featuring CGD’s Ed Zeigler, is available to view HERE. Photo credit: Liene Kukainis
Equipped with new life size CGD project banners and a vast knowledge of and experience with library programming and design, Stuart Stenger and Andrea Kuhfuss will represent the firm at the 27th Annual Georgia Council of Media Organizations Conference October 8-9 in Athens, Georgia. Intended to bolster and advocate for the importance of libraries in 21st century communities, the GaCOMO Conference will feature speakers and vendors from around the nation, exhibits, and seminars. The conference comes off the heels of last week’s ribbon cutting ceremony at Fulton County’s Metropolitan Library. CGD’s Stenger and Kuhfuss led the design efforts as the library consultants for this lauded new branch.
Emerging from this weekend’s forecast of overwhelming precipitation is a rare and fine blossom unlike any the city of Greenville has ever claimed as her own. On Tuesday, October 6, the city will unveil the “Rose Crystal Tower”, a public arts sculpture by world renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. CGD’s Ed Zeigler and Charles Gunning were contributing players in the procurement of the sculpture and design of Pedrick’s Garden, where the piece will stand. Zeigler will speak at Tuesday’s unveiling. The Greenville News covers the event and the sculpture HERE.