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Wishing Kitty Well from the West Coast

Wishing Kitty Well from the West Coast On Saturday, April 18th, friends and family of Edythe "Kitty" Turgeon will gather at the Architectural Heritage Center in Portland, Oregon to celebrate Kitty's wonderfully rich life. Kitty's connection to the Pacific Northwest was just as strong as her deep roots in East Aurora, New York -- a true testament to her far-reaching impact on the Arts and Crafts community. Three friends in particular, Barbara Pierce, CJ Hurley and Craig Kuhns, felt it only appropriate to...
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Asheville's Tragic Love Story

Asheville's Tragic Love Story

After the conclusion of one of my post-Arts and Crafts Conference meetings at the Grove Park Inn last week, I turned my pickup truck off Merrimon Avenue and drove up through the Asheville campus of the University of North Carolina. One of Asheville's many unheralded gems, this four-year, liberal arts college can trace its beginnings back to 1927, but only became a part of the University of North Carolina system in 1963. To give you an idea of just what a gem it is, in the "Best...

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Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms973-540-0311

This 30 acre National Historic Landmark is the former country estate of Gustav Stickley. His iconic Log House is operated as a historic house museum and is open for tours Thursdays through Sundays year-round. Many special exhibits and programs.

2352 Route 10 West
Morris Plains, NJ

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Passionate Design Now On View

Passionate Design Now On View

This past weekend the Henry B. Plant Museum at Tampa University in Tampa, Florida, was pleased to open a new exhibit, Passionate Design: The American Arts & Crafts Movement. This exhibit brings together furniture, metalwork, block prints, pottery, and tiles made during the first two decades of the 20th century, a period of significant design reform throughout America -- what those of you that follow us here at know intimately as the Arts &...

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Curtis, Edward "Homeward" Print

Curtis, Edward "Homeward" Print Edward Sheriff Curtis (American, 1868-1952) "Homeward," c. 1898, gelatin silver print, 5.75" x 7.5", signed lower right, unframed Provenance: Andrew Smith Gallery, Inc., Santa Fe, New Mexico Acquired from the above by Robert E. Beck, August 13, 1991. Property from the Estate of Robert E. Beck, Murphysboro, Illinois. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 (Toomey-Treadway Auction, June 1st, 2014) Sold for $2,196.
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