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We hope you can join us for the next Makers Series evening this Friday, May 16th at 7:00 p.m. at The Fourhundred as writer Rebecca Parker Payne, furniture-maker Harrison Higgins, Jr., and classical music trio Sorella Musica share their work and explore how creative practices are an essential part of “Home.” Here is some more information on our featured Makers:

Rebecca Parker Payne
Growing up in a family that intentionally linked faith and hospitality, Rebecca Parker Payne also grew up immersed in and telling stories. A blog begun in college helped her recognize her love for piecing together ideas and putting faces and places to concepts and thoughts and beliefs—especially those associated with friendship and intimacy. Connecting with the journal Kinfolk (“A guide for small gatherings”) in 2011, she became a regular contributor and helped develop their focus on purposeful table-gatherings, being present, and fostering traditions. Also published by The Other Journal and Christianity Today Online, Becca traveled to Denmark, England, and Rome to meet and interview people for the 60 profiles that form the heart of The Kinfolk Table.
Rebecca Parker Payne

Harrison Higgins, Jr.
Harrison Higgins, Jr. began building furniture in high school, and completed an acoustic guitar while attending Davidson College. In 2002 he joined his father’s woodworking business and has managed Harrison Higgins Inc. since 2010. With a specialty in 18th Century American designs, Harrison has made furniture for institutions such as Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, and the Winterthur Museum, as well as for many private residences. He works alongside six skilled artisans, including his father, in a 1920’s warehouse in Scott’s Addition. In addition to producing new hand-crafted furniture, the shop also offers restoration services and evening classes. He’ll have some example of his work on hand on Friday night, and may even give us a bit of a demonstration of what “hand-made” means when it comes to furniture.

Sorella Musica
Rachel Rigdon (violin), Miriam Bott (viola), and Hannah Vanderpool (cello) we be joining us as Sorella Musica. Rachel and her sisters grew up in a musical home north of Nashville, the daughters of two classical musicians, learning to play at the intersection of the orchestral and bluegrass/country worlds. Indeed, they took that childhood home on the road, as well, touring Europe each summer, playing with their parents and as a trio in venues that ranged from concert halls to church services to cafes to late-night clubs. Now they each have their own homes (two in Richmond, one still in Nashville), where they continue to play their music and school their own children.
Sorella Musica

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