One of the Gallery at Somes Sound’s finest furniture makers/designers, Vivian Beer,
won the design challenge on the ever popular HGTV’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, “Ellen’s Design Challenge”. Beer has blown the doors wide open in the world of fine arts with her fearless combinations of industrial materials including steel, concrete and autobody paint in her furniture design.
Beer tiptoes through contemporary design, craft and sculptural aesthetics, sampling from each one, deftly counterbalancing a strong knowledge of contemporary furniture design
with the history of industry and architecture. Beer’s collections include the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, MFA Boston, and the Brooklyn Museum, public art for Portland ME and Cambridge MA.
Sofa table by Vivian Beer
She is a graduate of Maine College of Art (MECA) and holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and was a resident artist at SUNY Purchase, SDSU and Penland School in NC.
The Gallery at Somes Sound is located at 1112 Main Street in Mt. Desert. Visit the gallery website at http://www.galleryatsomessound.com/