Saer Huston graduated from Waynflete School, an independent school in Portland, in 1997. There he was encouraged to participate in the arts, in all mediums and to use art as a form of self expression.
“Waynflete’s commitment to the arts is both substantial and unique, and springs from the belief that all students possess the ability to express themselves and to respond to the expressions of others.” www.waynflete.org
With this creative platform, he went on to the College of the Atlantic where he pursued art more feverishly and honed his skills further as an artist. In 2005, Saer came to join his father at Huston & Company, working in the shop building furniture and then very shortly after that, trying his hand at furniture design.
“For me, design comes from a conscious and critical observation of the world; from focusing on every detail while not losing perspective on the whole.” Saer Huston
The first of Saer’s furniture designs were the Balance Coffee and Console Tables. These designs immediately found their place in the Huston & Company showroom and catalog and have been very popular with customers. They are purchased directly from our showroom floor (I call that “furniture love at first sight”) more often than any other piece in our catalog.
Saer was recently invited to display some of his artwork in an exhibition of works by Waynflete Alumni. He jumped at the chance and after contemplating his various completed works of art, he chose the Balance tables as his submission. Full Circle.
The exhibition, “An Artful Life” includes the works of artists in all mediums: “Alumni who work in performing, literary, and visual arts, as well as art historians and curators are encouraged to participate.” www.waynflete.org
The show is comprised of a vast array of wonderful and surprising works. There are videos, musical performances, clips of acting sequences, wall hangings, paintings, jewelry, sculpture and so many others. The alumni who participated have settled in all parts of the U.S. and range in age from “graduated 2011” to “graduated 1946”. The show will be open in the Waynflete Gallery, located in the Arts Center, until January 27. If you are in Portland, stop in.