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SUNDAY BRUNCH, Clouds & Produce…

August 23, 2008

SUNDAY BRUNCH

Join us for some vegetable inspired food, music and creative conversations at our weekly SUNDAY BRUNCH tomorrow August 24th, 2008. We are making an egg fritata with fresh herbs and fresh vegetables with dips (and coffee). Bring something else to the mix to share and let us know if you are coming! We thought that you might like to see an interesting use of vegetables as a musical instrument in this amazing concert of the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra. Feel free to bring a musical instrument. We are going to try and make a carrot recorder.

Hope Carrot Shannon White 2007

“Hope Carrot” Shannon White 2007

Cloud recap

Last night we had a great time at the percolator for the “clouds are easy to love” opening reception. We jammed to Karl Ramberg’s unique music which I would consider a blend between experimental keyboard, electronic sounds of chaos, and off tempo/ miss-beats, with a little bit of ambient thrown in for good measure. I absolutely loved the sound. It takes an artist to keep a good sound going while doing so much. Karl happens to be an excellent stone carver as well. He has helped with Myles Mountain stone carve on numerous occasions. We unfortunately missed the poetry last night, but were glad to see some interesting and thought provoking cloud inspired artwork. One piece that stuck out as interesting (at least to a three dimensional artists) was an installation by Anne Bruce. It’s materials was cloth, gold fishing hooks, sugar and flour. The material was hung with fishing hooks on the end of fishing line suspending the varying heights of expanded cloth, SIFTING loads of flour and sugar. Some of the flour and sugar drifted below the fabric on the ground. Another piece that engaged everyone with interest and laughter was the paper mache cloud, on which a childlike face was painted, and below a group of simple paper cutout flowers that were attached to a crank that when turned made the flowers dance up and down. We enjoyed seeing many artists including Spencer Art Museum Director Sara Lynn Reece Hardy. Our kids while disappointed not to find the cloud themed inspired smores that they were looking forward to, enjoyed producing more cloud art for the ceiling of the art space. Add to this some cloud themed snacks, and other drinks, with a fanciful hop-scotch-esque spray painting on the concrete in front of the gallery by David Lowenstien to top off the cooler than normal artistic evening.

Dot Dot Dot ArtSpace Opening “Overcoming the Fears that Overcome Us”

Join us tonight at Dot Dot Dot ArtSpace (a Fresh Produce Collective Event) for a Show Opening called “Overcoming the Fears that Overcome Us” with artist Whit Bone. According to artist Ostaf Heller, this is Whit’s first solo show. Dot Dot Dot ArtSpace is located at 1910 Haskell, Lawrence, KS in a new gallery that was converted from a liquor stores back stock room. The space is simplistic and unassuming, but the art is as the name of the founding group suggests “fresh”. Here is hoping for some “fresh” art and creative characters tonight at the ArtSpace.

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The DWR Champagne Chair Contest™ Results 2008

February 5, 2008

Every year I think I will enter this contest after the first of the year.  It always comes at a time that just doesn’t work for my schedule.  This year I was determined to enter something.  I put together a piece from a design I had made a few years ago and then adjusted it.  It was not chosen of the top 50.  I am not one who likes to not win, however I am starting to learn that there is much to be learned in not winning.  Either way, in a couple of hours I produce a mini designed chair out of cork the gold champagne metal cap and the wiring – shown below.  Below that is a copy of The DWR Champagne Chair Contest™ Results 2008.  Click at the link at the bottom of the page to see the original article.

Waverly Chair by Darin M. White
Waverly Chair – Darin M. White
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Design Uncorked The DWR Champagne Chair Contest™The DWR Champagne Chair Contest™ Cork Image

The DWR Champagne Chair Contest™ was a raucous success this year with over 500 entries coming in digitally from all over the world.
(Just think of all the packaging material we saved.)
We’re thrilled to announce the winners:
Grand Prize: Miwa Kleyla’s Block B Chair
Staff Favorite: Matthew Glaysher’s Weekend Bender
Popular Vote: Akai Yang’s 2-Player

Special thanks to our judges:

  • Dave Alhadeff, founder of The Future Perfect
  • Tord Boontje, designer
  • Christopher C. Deam, designer/architect (designed the DWR Airstream travel trailer)
  • Jennifer Morla, chief creative officer at DWR
  • Henry Urbach, curator of design and architecture at SFMOMA

Miwa Kleyla’s Block B Chair
Matthew Glaysher’s Weekend Bender
Akai Yang’s 2-Player

Our top 50 chairs have embarked on a national Studio tour. See the chart below to find a Champagne Chair Tour Reception near you:

Champagne Chair Events
Locations Event Date Event Time
Brooklyn Tuesday, February 12 6-8pm
Greenwich Wednesday, February 13 5-7pm
Providence Thursday, February 21 5-7pm
Adams Morgan Monday, February 25 6:30pm
Princeton Thursday, February 28 6-8pm
Charlotte Wednesday, March 5 6-8pm
West Palm Beach Tuesday, March 11 6-8pm
Boulder Monday, March 17 6-8pm
Southlake Thursday, March 20 6-8pm
Columbus Tuesday, March 25 6-8pm
Evanston Saturday, March 29 6-8pm
St. Louis Thursday, April 3 6-8pm
Milwaukee Tuesday, April 8 6-8pm
New Orleans Monday, April 14 6-8pm
Las Vegas Boca Park Thursday, April 17 6-8pm
San Diego Tuesday, April 22 6-8pm
Manhattan Beach Monday, April 28 6-8pm
Santa Barbara Thursday, May 1 6-8pm
Sacramento Tuesday, May 6 6-8pm
San Jose Monday, May 12 6-8pm
Tigard Saturday, May 17 6-8pm

original article

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