“Band Saw Box” made from Hyedua wood by Arthur Espenet Carpenter, 1972, collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
SF20, the San Francisco Modernism Show & Sale opening next week will be holding a panel discussion about preserving the legacy of the studio craft movement in Marin County.
Moderated by Katie Nartonis (Bonhams & Butterfields) and Gerard O’Brien (Reform Gallery) the panelists Tripp Carpenter (son of Arthur Espenet Carpenter), Maria Nielson (daughter of J. B. Blunk) and Henry Urbach (Helen Hilton Raiser curator of architecture and design at SFMOMA) will discuss the life work of master Northern California woodworkers J. B. Blunk and Arthur Espenet Carpenter, as well as the unique and pressing challenge of preserving their respective studios for future generations.
Coffee table in burled redwood by J. B. Blunk, 1978, available at Reform Gallery
Friday, September 17th at 1:00pm at the Festival Pavillion at Fort Mason Center, admissions $ 25.00, but included with platinum, gold, and silver circle tickets and Designer Forum membership. To reserve in advance please email email@example.com. Lecture tickets may also be purchased at the show.
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