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Colorado Arts & Crafts Society Winter Symposium – Denver, CO
Saturday, January 26 – 4:PM to 8:PM

On Saturday, January 26th, 2013, from 4-9 PM, the Colorado Arts & Crafts Society will hold its 17th Winter Symposium at the historic Boettcher Mansion atop Lookout Mountain in Golden, CO.   The evening will begin with a social hour, followed by the Society’s annual business meeting, catered dinner and lecture.  This year’s guest speaker will be Beverly Brandt, professor in The Design School at Arizona State University, contributor to Kevin Tucker, ed., Gustav Stickley and the American Arts & Crafts Movement (2010)

and author of The Craftsman & The Critic:  Defining Usefulness and Beauty in Arts and Crafts-Era Boston (2009).  The topic of her talk will be “Dining with Mr. Stickley: Some Influences on the Craftsman Interior”.  Signed copies of The Craftsman and The Critic will be available for sale. Tickets for this event are $40 per person for CACS members and $50 for the general public.  R.S.V.P. to Cynthia Shaw at 720-497-7632 by Friday, 1/18/13.

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The Grove Park Inn Arts & Crafts Conference ~ Asheville, North Carolina
February 22 – 24, 2013

What began twenty-six years ago as a small gathering of Arts & Crafts antiques dealers and collectors at the historic Grove Park Inn overlooking Asheville, North Carolina has grown into what the New York Times has declared “the most important weekend of the year for Arts & Crafts collectors.”
If you are thinking about coming to the Arts & Crafts Conference for the first time, let me assure you:  this three-day educational conference is designed for you.

Every event, from the daily Small Group Discussions to the Seminar Presentations to the three shows — Antiques, Contemporary Craftsfirms, and Books, Magazines & More — is organized and structured with the typical Arts & Crafts collector in mind. The cost of the Seminar Package — all three days of seminars, discussion groups, walking tours, displays, demonstrations and entry to the three daily shows — is just $150.

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New Explorations in International Design 1878 to 2000 – Kirkland Museum – Denver, CO
November 23, 2012 – April 21, 2013

This exhibit highlights our international design collection, recognized as one of the most important displays in North America, from the last quarter of the 19th century through the 20th century.  Major, new acquisitions from 1878 to 2000 are integrated into the Kirkland’s salon settings of all eleven decorative art movements: Arts & Crafts, Aesthetic, Art Nouveau, Glasgow Style, Wiener Werkstätte, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Modern, Pop Art and Post-Modern.

101 items have been added to all eleven of their appropriate design areas of the museum—representing a methodically planned, comprehensive growth in the collection. The items have been integrated into the design groupings at the Kirkland, replacing some objects previously on display, so that they enhance the remaining objects and better define each design style within their areas.

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Women in Craft & Design – Wells Fargo Center – Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, July 28, 2012—Sunday, July 20, 2014

Since the Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century, women have been an active force in craft and design. The movement’s predominant aim was to produce beautifully designed and well-made objects for everyday use. The democratic ambitions of Arts and Crafts appealed to female artists who were encouraged not only to participate, but also to lead. The innovation and creation of these early female modernists continues today, with original handcrafted objects and utilitarian works of art designed for mass production. Drawing from the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, this exhibition at the Wells Fargo Center in downtown Minneapolis showcases the talents of women in the fields of industrial design and craft. 

Examples of industrial design come from a diverse array of pioneering women, including British silver designer Kate Harris, American inventor Marion Weeber, and lifelong designer Eva Zeisel, who recently passed away at the age of 105. Works by contemporary craft artists include vessels by British ceramicist Jennifer Lee, American wood artist Virginia Dotson, and local artist Jan McKeachie-Johnson. Combined, this selection of objects highlights the creativity and skill women have used to transform everyday objects into fascinating and beautiful works of art.
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