Working at a salvage company has a way of stimulating one’s aptitude for upcycling — at least it did for artist John Faulkner, who now repurposes several key inputs, including metal parts, while creating each of his home design pieces. In addition to adorning the many nooks of his customers’ dwellings, Faulkner’s work is visible at Chicago’s Millenium Park, where the “Cloud Gate” sculpture he helped to weld sits. Illustrator and printmaker Rosy Kirby reaches even further into her past for inspiration, depicting foliage, mountains and other blueberry farm-inspired scenes to capture the sentiments of her childhood. Youthful adventures and their accompanying emotional states are distilled on canvas in her latest collection. Both artists’ work will be on display at Woolworth Walk’s front gallery for the duration of November with a meet-and-greet reception Friday, Nov. 6, from 5-7 p.m. Free. woolworthwalk.com. Milkweed illustration by Kirby
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