FORT MADISON – A new collaboration launches on April 1, 2019 in Fort Madison. Bob and Jessica Holtkamp of Holtkamp’s Floors, Decor & Furniture are pleased to announce they have invited Lori Illner Greene to hang artwork in their store.
Greene, who exhibited her work last July at Fort Madison Area Arts Association and in January of this year at Southeastern Community College, is delighted to have the opportunity. While she has some pieces for sale at FMAAA and Simple Table, the collaboration with Holtkamps will be a much larger collection to choose from.
“This is a win/win for us”, Greene said. “My work gets to hang in a visible location, where it will hopefully become a consideration for people looking for a statement piece for their home or office. And the Holtkamps get the dual satisfaction of supporting the arts plus having pieces on hand to pair with furniture and flooring choices that match the aesthetic of their store.”
“We are starting with a single wall on which to feature Lori’s work, and a then we’ll see what happens,” Holtkamp said. “We have been approached by other artists and photographers in the past. We have always thought it is a good idea to support the arts, but didn’t want to become overwhelmed and detract from our core business. Jess and I got to know Lori pretty well these last few years and together we came up with an idea to move forward that works for both of us.”
Greene will begin hanging work from her current collection on April 1. A feature event will be announced later in the year when a new collection becomes available to view. Lori Illner Greene is owner of Greene Acres Art Studio in Niota, Illinois. She welcomes visitors in her studio on an appointment only basis and can be contacted via www.greeneacresart.com Holtkamp’s Floors, Decor & Furniture is located at 2331 Ave L Fort Madison, Iowa and is open Monday through Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-3pm.