hat follows is a list of upcoming events of interest to members of the Twin Cities Bungalow Club. Some are sponsored by the Bungalow Club and some are not.
Friday through Sunday, February 21–23, 2014
What began 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.”
Every event, from the daily small group discussions to the seminar presentations to the three shows—Antiques; Contemporary Crafts firms; 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. Registration and accommodation information available online.
Arts & Crafts Events at Gabberts
Gabberts Design Studio & Fine Furniture
3501 Galleria, Edina
Free admission but reservations requested
952-928-3123 or online at www.gabberts.com (click on event title)
- Everything You Wanted To Know About Stickley But Didn’t Know Who To Ask
Friday, March 14, 2014, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy an insider’s look at one of America’s legendary furniture companies with Mike Danial, 36-year woodworker and Stickley Corporate Historian & Restoration Director.
- Mike Danial’s Stickley Roadshow
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 1 to 2 p.m.
Why do Mission pieces have different values and collector interest? It’s all about design. Danial will introduce some of the unsung heroes of Arts & Crafts design.
- Artisan and Restoration Expo
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 1 to 2 p.m.
Plan to attend the Artisan and Restoration Expo from noon to 3:30 p.m. to meet local artisans. A highlight will be a stenciling demonstration by Amy Miller, Trimbelle River Studio & Design, noon to 12:30 p.m. Amy will also sell textiles that have been hand-stenciled by artists with developmental disabilities, the result of a partnership with the non-profit Northeast Contemporary Services, Inc. (www.northeastcontemporaryservices.org).
Minnesota History Center Presents:
The Exhibit—American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
Continuing through Saturday, March 16, 2014
Minnesota History Center Museum
$11 adults; $9 seniors and college students; $6 children ages 6 –17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.
Step back in time to an era of flappers, suffragists, bootleggers, temperance workers, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation. Created by the National Constitution Center, “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition” is the first comprehensive exhibition about America’s most colorful and complex constitutional hiccup. Spanning from the dawn of the temperance movement, through the Roaring ’20s, to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment, this exhibition brings the whole story of Prohibition vividly to life.
A character sketch by author Sue Leaf
Thursday, April 10, 2014
7 to 9 p.m.
Bethlehem Covenant Church
3141 43rd Ave. S., Minneapolis
Bungalow Club members free; nonmembers $3
The Handicraft Guild Building in downtown Minneapolis is a mute testament to the city’s heritage as a leader of the Arts & Crafts movement in the United States. Emma Roberts (1859 to 1948), a Minneapolis watercolorist and director of drawing for the city’s public schools, is credited with founding the Guild and construction of the building that stands at 10th and Marquette. Yet, little is known about her life. Join us as we learn more about this fascinating character.
Minnesota author Sue Leaf uncovered the story of Emma Roberts while researching a book about Emma’s brother. She discovered a woman who lived on the cusp of change. Modestly wealthy in an age when women of her class were not expected to work, Emma worked full time and expanded the arts appreciation coursework of the public schools.
Emma hired Arts & Crafts architect Edwin Hewitt to design a house for her in the emerging Tangletown neighborhood of south Minneapolis. The house features thoughtfully designed, small spaces; sunny rooms that invited nature into the living spaces; and fireplace tiles (crafted by her friend, Ernest Batchelder of Pasadena) on each of the three fireplaces. Leaf will tell the tale of a girl born before the Civil War who matured into a thoughtful, articulate spokesperson on the role of art in everyday life.
Sue Leaf is the author of three books: Potato City: Nature, History and Community in the Age of Sprawl; The Bullhead Queen: A Year on Pioneer Lake; and A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts. She lives and writes from her home in Center City, Minn.
2014 Twin Cities Bungalow Club Home Tour
Saturday, May 10, 2014
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bungalow Club members free;
Tour starting address to be announced
Mark your calendar for May 10 and join us for this annual Twin Cities Bungalow Club celebration of vintage homes. Do you have a charming bungalow or other early 20th century house? Do you appreciate other homeowners who put their houses on tours so you can benefit from their ideas and enthusiasm? Then you may be a candidate for the 2014 Bungalow Club’s spring home tour.
Contact us by email (email@example.com) or telephone at 612-724-5816.