Local New Orleans Artist Margaux Hymel Signs Deal With Queork To Create New Line Of Handbags And Home Accessories

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New Orleans business Queork, a firm that designs and manufactures sustainable cork goods to create a collection of fun, vibrant, prideful, and figurative themed cork products, has entered into a license agreement with native New Orleans artist Margaux Hymel.

New Orleans Inspired Art Bag

Art by Gaux Gaux, LLC artist Margaux Hymel.

What a great experience it has been collaborating with the team from Queork. That the art I so love creating can be enjoyed by more people in new and environmentally sound ways makes me very happy.

The New Orleans business Queork, a firm that designs and manufactures sustainable cork goods to create a collection of fun, vibrant, prideful, and figurative themed cork products, has entered into a license agreement with native New Orleans artist Margaux Hymel through her business Art by Gaux Gaux.

In December of 2018, Queork was featured on the television series “The Profit” and received funding from investor Marcus Lemonis. Since that time, the company has expanded and improved its marketing and business operations.

In August 2020, Queork began researching more ways to provide customized products for the increased demands of unique, quality designs. As a result Queork added a lightweight, industrial UV printer to its manufacturing operations leading to new creative possibilities.

Every year, Queork’s Magazine Street location participates in Art for Art’s Sake, normally a one-night celebration of local art and shopping. When Queork started planning for this year, they were looking to find a local artist whose artwork would capture the vibrancy of New Orleans on select cork products to collaborate with starting with Art for Art’s Sake 2020.

Queork researched artists on Magazine Street and presented some ideas to Margaux and the Art by Gaux Gaux team. “We are excited to partner for this great opportunity to showcase Margaux’s artworks in a new format in handbags and home accessories,” said Chance Brignac, General Manager.

Margaux Hymel, a graduate of LSU with a MFA, has been painting and creating art in the New Orleans community for years; her works have recently been featured in a number of galleries and locales around the city. She shared her enthusiasm about the Queork project by saying, “What a great experience it has been collaborating with the team from Queork. That the art I so love creating can be enjoyed by more people in new and environmentally sound ways makes me very happy.”

The new Art by Gaux Gaux collection is available online at http://www.queork.com and in-store at Queork 3005 Magazine Street.

About The Artist Margaux Hymel

Margaux Hymel is a local New Orleans artist and native, born with a love for art. Favoring pencils and crayons at first, her go-to subjects for drawings were always people. She received her BA from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2009. She then went on to achieve her MFA in painting and drawing from LSU in the Spring of 2012. She currently resides in the Garden District of New Orleans, working out of her home studio.

To see more of her art and learn more about Margaux visit:
https://gaux-gaux.com

About Queork

Queork makes and sells useful products that can be made with cork by training underserved New Orleans youth the skills of basic to advanced manufacturing. Queork’s goal is to educate and grow the reach of its unique cork products to as many consumers as possible so that they can continue creating opportunities for others while delivering exceptional, sustainable giftware, home goods, handbags, and other items.

Queork’s headquarters are located in the New Orleans, Louisiana area.
https://queork.com

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