Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tucson Modernism is a fabulous program of speakers and tours in Arizona. See schedule and details:    http://tucsonmod.com/     
Celia Bertoia will speak on Saturday, 11:30 AM, October 4, at 3925 E 5th St at the Faith Lutheran Church (a 50s icon) in Tucson about her father's chair designs and a lot more. Celia and her husband spend a couple of months in Tucson around this time of year; it's a nice break from Montana's gray season. The talk requires a $5 ticket. She'll have some original jewelry to show off. Come!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

All Things Bertoia in Bozeman, MT

All Things Bertoia – Art Exhibition

Here is a treat for Montanans:
WHERE: MSU Cheever Hall Lower Gallery, 11th near Garfield in Bozeman, MT
WHEN: Opening reception of Bertoia Exhibition at Cheever Hall 5:00 – 7:00 pm Friday, September 12th
WHAT: Show from September 2 - October 9, 2014, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday
COST: The Harry Bertoia Exhibition is free and open to the public
AND: Related lecture on the work and life of Harry Bertoia in Gaines Hall 101 TBD by Celia Bertoia

WHO to CONTACT: Sharon Matney, 994-2921 or Celia Bertoia, 587-8297 celiabertoia@harrybertoia.org
You'll see a sampling of Bertoia's work from tiny to tall. Harry Bertoia, a Midcentury Modern metal worker, designed iconic wire grid chairs, handcrafted silver jewelry, constructed monumental public sculptures, tooled monographics and created sounding sculptures. Come see the exhibition sponsored by the MSU Department of Architecture featuring samplings of all of Bertoia’s work from bushes to tonals. If the name does not sound familiar, it will; you have seen the chairs in magazines. Bertoia worked with Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, and IM Pei. His daughter, Celia Bertoia, has made Bozeman her home. While she spends much time traveling and lecturing on Bertoia all over the country, the Architecture Department invited her to do so in her hometown and she is thrilled.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Presentation on Harry Bertoia in Kennett Square (near Philly)

Friday the 13th is your lucky day. Celia Bertoia, youngest daughter of Harry Bertoia, will speak on her father's modern designs and how he influenced our era. Scout and Annie (eclectic vintage home goods store) will host the evening in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Call Tara 484 732-8554 or email tara@scountandannie.com  to RSVP or ask more details. See http://www.scoutandannie.com/

6:30 Light sandwiches and refreshments at Philter Coffeehouse, 111 West State Street, Kennett Square (please RSVP)
7:00 Presentation on Harry Bertoia, his life and designs at Philter as above
8:15 Stroll to 125 East State Street, Scout and Annie's store, for a meet and greet with Celia Bertoia
9:00 Wrap it up and take your memories and inspiration home with you!

Hope to see you there.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Interview on Dwell

Read about Harry Bertoia's jewelry and what it was like growing up with him in a very personal interview of Celia Bertoia. See article here:  http://www.dwell.com/profiles/article/harry-bertoias-jewelry-design

Friday, March 21, 2014


Get a chance to touch a few original Bertoia sculptures. Hear about what an amazing man this mid century modernist really was. You'll get the inside scoop on the Eames - Bertoia connection. Celia has all kinds of wonderful stories that only a daughter could tell. There will be plenty of time for questions and chatting. Plus just to walk around a Design Within Reach showroom is a tour through modernism history. The Santa Monica DWR is just off the Promenade. The San Francisco DWR just opened this year and is spectacular. Join us.

Thursday, April 10th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Design Within Reach, Santa Monica
332 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA       310 274-7243

Wednesday, April 16th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Design Within Reach, San Francisco
200 Kansas St
San Francisco, CA       415 638-4700

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Celia Bertoia to speak in California

Celia Bertoia, Harry's youngest daughter, will give a presentation on his life and work at Santa Monica's Design Within Reach, a modern furniture showroom. 332 Santa Monica Blvd, just off the 3rd St Promenade, on Thursday April 10, 7 - 9:00 PM. She will bring a few small original Bertoias, talk about the chairs and sculpture, and give you a taste of who this magnificent artist was as a man.

Another April presentation on Bertoia may happen at the Design Within Reach in San Francisco at their beautiful new showroom. It is not yet confirmed, but when it is, we'll let you know.

If you would like to schedule a talk in your town, write or call at the HarryBertoia.org contact page.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Two notices about original Harry Bertoia art for sale:

Wright auction has opened a new branch in New York City (the home office is in Chicago) and their first featured artist is 15 Years of Harry Bertoia. The bush selection is fantastic, plus a gorgeous dandelion and a wide variety of other pieces that is astounding. Open for public viewing until February 15th, see: http://www.wright20.com/exhibitions/preview/2014/1/bertoia/

Abby M Taylor Fine Art has a few fine tonal sculptures and sprays by Bertoia for sale. See: http://www.amtfineart.com/artists/harry-bertoia/

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