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
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.