Oct
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lecture: Carol Kurth on Mid-century Modern Furniture + Lighting

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Venue: The Lionheart Gallery
Seating is Limited. Please RSVP

Carol Kurth, FAIA, ASID, is an award-winning architect and interior designer who has been designing modern residential and commercial projects for more than 30 years. A Manhattan native, Ms. Kurth moved to Westchester in the early 1980’s and became a Partner in the architectural design and construction firm, Milowitz+Kurth, where she was integral to the emergence of modern architecture in Pound Ridge. 

Ms. Kurth founded her own architecture and interior design studio, Carol Kurth Architecture + Interiors in 1995. Her distinguished and award-winning body of residential and commercial work is notable for its elegant and imaginative integration of site, form, structure, and materials. Ms. Kurth is passionate about designing distinctive modern backdrops and she takes inspiration from nature and the built environment. 

This lecture examines the mid-century modern design movement as a backdrop for iconic furniture and lighting designs of the twentieth century. 

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Nov
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

Lecture: Chuck Griffith - Before There Was Mid (20th) Century Modern, There Was Mid (19th)Century Modern

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Venue: Pound Ridge Library
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Chuck Griffith will present an extensive talk on the Shakers, their history and lifestyle and their timeless designs.  Mr. Griffith has been making furniture since 1968, but became interested in the Shakers in the mid-1980's.  So interested that he learned how to hand-cut dovetails and make Shaker oval boxes.  The making of Shaker furniture followed and much of his work has appeared in Fine Woodworking magazine.  In 2009 he was the winner of a competition on Shaker furniture sponsored by the magazine.  He now makes furniture on commission.  His work may be seen at www.shakertofit.com and a few pieces will be on display. Refreshments will be served.  

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Jul
29
5:00pm 5:00pm

Lecture: Jacek Bigosinski on Mid-Century Modern Architecture

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Venue: The Lionheart Gallery

Seating is Limited. Please RSVP at info@poundridgehistorical.org
 

Jacek Bigosinski has been a full-time faculty member at Norwalk Community College since 1989, where he currently is a Program Coordinator for Architecture, Interior Design and Construction programs. He was responsible for introducing Interior Design program at NCC in 2005. His professional experience includes work at: PB Architects Darien, CT. where he is responsible for architectural design, construction documents, specifications and site inspections of residential and commercial projects. He has been a Partner since 1991 and currently is the sole owner of the business with a full-time staff of four.

This lecture examines the American response to the International and Bauhaus movement: The Mid-Century modern architecture in the U.S.

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Jun
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

Lecture: David Hutchinson on Origins of Color in Modernist Architecture

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Venue: The Lionheart Gallery

Seating is Limited. Please RSVP at info@poundridgehistorical.org

David Hutchinson is an Associate Principal and lead designer in the architectural firm, Perkins Eastman. Along with architecture, David is an artist whose work emphasizes the synergies between language and visual presentation, particularly with respect to color. He has works in the permanent collection of the NY Public Library’s Spencer Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Menil Collection. In this lecture he examines how the development of color theory and societal conditions culminated in two seemingly-opposed approaches to color and spatial applications in early modern architecture, as exampled by the works of Theo Van Doesburg and Le Corbusier.  

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Apr
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

Annual Meeting and Modern in Pound Ridge Exhibit Opening

Brief annual business meeting from 1:00 - 1:30pm awarding Hiram Halle Prize, reviewing of Annual Report and election of new Officers and Trustees.  Reception and Exhibition to follow. 

This brand new exhibition will open at the Pound Ridge Museum on April 23, 2017 and will showcase the arrival of Mid-century Modern architecture in our town, its impact on our landscape, and the influence these ground-breaking designs had on the Contemporary residential styles that followed. Some of the "movers and shakers" who called these Mid-century gems home will be highlighted, as well.

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