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Repurposing & Restoration - Turning Old Into Art


Originally broadcast on January 16, 2017.

The in-studio guests for this edition of "A Look At The Arts with Tom Lounges" was  Northwest Indiana family -- Roger, Vicki and Jen Kerr -- who have taken their collective hobby of restoring old furniture and re-purposing items into pieces of art, and turned it into a successful family business -- Blue Moon Vintage Market -- located just over the state line in the popular arts community of Three Oaks, Michigan.  

Through their imagination, creative methods of restoration, including the  recently popular art of chalk painting, the Kerrs have not only found their creations popular with the local folks, but have also has drawn the attention and favor of  Danielle Colby from the television show, "American Pickers," whose own line of unique goods can now be found and purchased at Blue Moon Vintage Market.  Danielle Colby also joins the program mid-way by phone to talk about her collection, why Blue Moon is the perfect regional location for her to sell some of it, and a possible "meet and greet" event featuring Colby at Blue Moon.
Their journey from hobby to business, the niche they have found, and their connection to Colby will all be discussed on this afternoon's program. 

Tom Lounges has been a region radio personality and a music journalist since 1979. For the last 35-years, he has been reporting on entertainment as a weekly columnist and feature writer for The Times newspaper. He was also publisher and editor of the monthly tri-state entertainment magazine ("Midwest BEAT Magazine") for over two decades, he has written hundreds of features for numerous national glossy magazines over the decades, and he wrote "Liner Notes" for over a dozen albums release by Sony Records.