Reception & Talk: The Furniture Society with Jo Lauria
The Craft in America Center proudly welcomes members of the Furniture Society who convene in Los Angeles for their symposium. Independent curator Jo Lauria will explore how the California Design exhibition series at the Pasadena Art Museum during the years 1954 – 1976 was the incubator of modernism and experimentation in California design, especially in furniture design. Fast-forward to the 21st century, where artists are breaking new ground in design and fabrication. A screening of Craft in America’s furniture footage will follow.
Reception & Talk
Celebrating Innovation with The Furniture Society
Saturday June 22, 2013
5pm – 8pm
|6:00pm||Lecture by Jo Lauria, Furniture Trend-setting: The Evolution and Continuation of Innovation in California Design|
|7:00pm||Craft in America screening|
About Jo Lauria
Jo Lauria is an independent curator/writer specializing in decorative arts, design and crafts. In 2011-2012 she curated Golden State of Craft: California 1950-1985 in partnership with Craft in America. Lauria is currently part of the Mentor Faculty at Otis College of Art and Design. Her publications include Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics, 1950-2000; California Design: The Legacy of West Coast Craft and Style; and Craft in America: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects.