Thursday, August 16, 2012


For my local Bertoia fans in Montana, there will be a Bertoia talk and demo at the Bozeman Public Library on September 13th, 7:00 pm. There will be a number of Bertoia originals to peruse and play, an informative talk, and plenty of time for questions or to go in whatever direction the audience dictates.

This is your chance to meet Celia Bertoia, experience Harry Bertoia sculpture firsthand, and learn about the Mid-Century Modern movement that rocked our world. Whether you are a Bertoia fan already, or have never heard of him, or maybe saw a few Bertoia chairs in a magazine once, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Talks on Bertoia are not given often in Bozeman - once every few years - so come on down and join us!

Talk in Denver

The Denver Modernism Show at the National Western Complex Expo Hall on Humboldt is coming up on August 24th - 26th. Celia Bertoia, Carla Hartman (Eames), and Susan Saarinen will speak on their famous relatives Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames, and Eero Saarinen.

This is a very fun show with over 100 vendors from across the country covering everything from Art Deco, Retro, Pop, Mid-Century Modern, furniture, art, gadgets, cars and more. There is even a "Miss Modernism" pageant Friday night.

Check out for details. The Bertoia talk begins at 2:00 on Saturday. This is the sixth year and it has grown in size and popularity every year. Come on down to join us!