Artist Patrick Cogan of Antrim looks for vintage, primitive, and retro items and “upcycles” them into lamps and home decor. He owns “Recycled Illuminations,” where he designs, crafts, and sells unique light fixtures made from objects found at transfer stations, second-hand shops, and yard sales.
An exhibit of his work is on display in the East Room Gallery of the United Church of Christ in Keene from September 10 to 24. That includes during the City of Keene’s observation of Pride Week. The gallery is accessible to all via the rear entrance off Vernon Street, Keene. Call ahead, 603-352-4136, if you wish to visit during the week, 9 am to 1 pm. The church is closed on Saturdays; open on Sundays.
Patrick Cogan is a music teacher by day and an artist in the evenings and on weekends. He began his art in Peterborough, when an item caught his eye at a transfer station dumpster. Within hours, the found object was turned into a light, shared on social media, and the rest is history.
During the past year, Patrick has expanded his creations by adding pine furniture, personalized attire, soy candles and many other items. “Recycled Illuminations” can be found at his online store www.creativeproductshandmade.com