Local artist and designer duo featured at High Point Market

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Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 05:32 PM.

A local creative dynamic duo has teamed up again to collaborate in exhibiting their skills, this time in High Point , N.C.

Artist Peggy Jones and her interior designer husband, Gary Cooper, have been tapped to design and decorate the 3,000-square-feet of interior spaces of the McKinley Leather manufacturing showroom at the High Point Furniture Market.

As an interior designer, Cooper is a McKinley dealer and has sold their leather furniture to his clients for five years. He goes to market at High Point every April and October when they have the international home furnishings market, in which McKinley Leather participates.

When Cooper and Jones were up there last October they noticed the McKinley showroom had a few art pieces hanging there from a local gallery, but apparently the owners had hired no professionals to do the design.

"They had never dedicated their showroom to an artist or designer before," said Jones, who pulled out her brochure to show the owners samples of her artwork.

Gallery owner Lori Sadowski was impressed and hired both Cooper and Jones to design and decorate her showroom.

"She sent me leather samples of the pieces she wanted to show in April and I painted according to her samples," said Jones.

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