Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Give Big Gallatin Valley May 3rd


On May 3rd, the Bozeman Area Community Foundation is supporting local foundations with a community-wide fund raising effort, Give Big Gallatin Valley. Perhaps you’ve heard it on the radio, seen it in the paper, or noted it on Facebook.

HarryBertoia Foundation is participating for the first time in this wonderful local event. If you enjoy the HarryBertoia Foundation’s offerings and support their work, this is your chance to show it.

The DONOR LOUNGE OPEN HOUSE is from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at 2791 Butch Cassidy Drive, Bozeman, MT, in Outlaw Subdivision (near the airport). View numerous original Bertoias, sit in a Bertoia chair, purchase a signed copy of The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia, and get a better idea of what we do and what he did. Don’t feel pressured to donate if you just want to see what’s happening – please come visit!
Here is how it works. Three ways to give big:
1. Give online: Go to www.givebiggv.org and find HarryBertoia and give big! Enter HarryBertoia in upper right and click on give big.
2. Give a gift of cash or check: Go to our Check Donation Station (new this year!) from 10am - 4pm at First Interstate Bank (202 W. Main St.) on May 3rd only. Make out your check to BACF (Bozeman Area Community Foundation) with HarryBertoia in the memo line.
3. Donor Lounges: Go to the Donor Lounge, give online and get a free incentive for giving! A win-win! Our Donor Lounge is from 3 – 5 pm at 2791 Butch Cassidy Drive. Go out the Frontage Road toward the airport and turn north on Nelson Road, then right into Outlaw Subdivision.
Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Tempe Talk on Bertoia, April 21st

Daughter Celia Bertoia will speak about her father’s life and work with the aid of photos and a few original pieces and furniture. She will be signing her books, The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia; the Man, the Artist, the Visionary, and will also have some limited edition Bertoia jewelry items for sale.
There will be ample chance to ask questions and mingle. Sponsored by Knoll and held in their showroom in Tempe. Booksigning 5:30 pm, lecture 6:30 pm on April 21st. Note the time change - it begins at 5:30, not 5:00 as stated on some flyers. 74 E Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 300, Tempe, AZ.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Jennifer Callahan, jcallahan@knoll.com    Hope to see you!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

More on Real vs. Knock-off chairs

Soon, I will post a blog that gives a lot more tips on finding the real deal in chairs. Someone asked when the Knoll inscription began on the frame. It was sometime in the mid 90's is what I've heard, but am trying to verify that with Knoll. More coming...

Friday, December 11, 2015

Knoll label on chairs

You ask if the "Knoll" can be worn off of the chairs. Knoll began imprinting their brand name on the frame sometime in the 1990s. Before that time, there was no imprint. It is doubtful that it would wear off by normal use, as it is fairly robust, but it could be filed off, I suppose. Don't know why anyone would do that. Good luck!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

PHOENIX Art Museum Bertoia Lecture

Come to a presentation on...

Wednesday December 16, 7:00 pm at the Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685 (602) 257-1880

From the Backbone of Italy to the Icon of Design

Celia Bertoia speaks of her father Harry Bertoia and how his childhood country Italy influenced his psyche and career.

This will be a different perspective of my father's work; that of how a rural hardworking village effected his development. Harry loved Italy and was able to return only one time after he left at age 15. One of his dying wishes was for his sister to carry his message back to San Lorenzo and tell them how much he appreciated growing up there and had never forgotten them. Hope to see you there!


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Bertoia Events in Denver September 11, 12

Join me for a book signing and also a presentation in Denver to learn more about the man behind the designs. Plus we'll have a few Bertoia originals to view and touch. Come say hello!

City Stack Books & Coffee, 1743 Wazee St, Denver, The Life and Work of Harry Bertoia; the Man, the Artist, the Visionary book signing, Friday September 11, 3:00. No charge.

Denver Modernism Show, National Western Complex Expo Hall Level 2, 4655 Humboldt St, Denver near the Coliseum, Saturday September 12, 2:00. Celia Bertoia and Susan Saarinen, Daughters of Design, speak on their fathers, main stage, entry fee by the day or weekend. After the presentation, Susan and I will have a book signing.