Glass House Collective Garners Support From Private Sector

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Premier Stone Services, a supplier and manufacturer of kitchen and bath surfaces, will be teaming up with Glass House Collective at the Feb. 23 Better Block Event to launch the first in a series of community out reach projects.

“We’re stoked! This is a great way to build brand awareness. But it’s an even better way to get involved in the community,” said Tony Allen, Premier Stone Services’ general manager. “We’ve been looking for a way to connect for a while now. So when Glass House [Collective], gave us this opportunity, we decided to jump.”

The opportunity Mr. Allen refers to is the functional art installation conceptualized by Glass House Collective’s art director, Rondell Crier. Mr. Crier is a native of art-infused New Orleans. He is the former Executive Director and current Creative Director of YaYa Inc., the globally-acclaimed young artists collaborative. 

Mr. Crier’s impressive resume includes exhibits in Japan, Germany and Italy as well as his local “artifact” produced in conjunction with MakeWork’s 10X10. His piece was created as an homage to the Hotel Martin, a historic southern establishment.

“This project, the first in our series, has evolved into something that we are really excited about,” said Taylor Oertling, marketing director for Premier Stone Services. “At first, we were going to build a few vandal proof picnic tables our of granite then stick them in a vacant space. But now, it’s turned into a fantastic, community oriented art installation that will also serve a functional purpose. We can’t wait to see how the project unfolds!”

The project will be introduced to the East Chattanooga community on Feb. 23, at the Better Block Glass Street event. The community will have time to provide insight and design suggestions. Premier Stone Services, Crier and the Glass House Collective team will reveal project results later in the spring.

Both Premier Stone Services and Glass House Collective invite the public to attend Better Block, Glass Street at the intersection of North Chamberlain and Glass Street on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

For more information regarding Premier Stone Services, go to www.stone-services.com.

For a schedule of events and more information regarding the event, go to www.betterblockglass.com


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