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ARTISAN LECTURE SERIES FALL 2014 THROUGH SPRING 2015 AT THE GENERAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
Please join The General Society as we pay tribute to the art of craftsmanship. The Society will feature internationally known artisans who will talk about the intricacies of their specialized crafts.
The Artisan Lecture Series promotes the work and art of skilled craftsmen to assist in ensuring their unique knowledge is understood and carried forth for future generations. This series is curated by General Society Member, Camille Wiart, who brings to the curatorship her wide connections among the artisan community. The series will feature:
Tuesday, October 14 – Marina Ruiz-Molina, Metropolitan Museum, Conservator
The Conservation of Tiffany Studios’ Drawings: Cases of Complex Paper Reconstruction
Tuesday, October 28 – Suzanne Smeaton for Eli Wilner and Company
Frame-maker, Frame Conservator and Frame Historian
Tuesday, November 18 – Raphael Francois, Le Cirque
Master Executive Chef
Tuesday, January 13 – Thomas Donahue, Thomas Donahue Studio
Sculptor, Master Restorer and Art Director specializing in Historic Proportions, Materials, and Applications
Tuesday, March 10 – Kate Ottavino, A. Ottavino Corporation
Stone-carving and Restoration, Fine Art Conservation and Stone Fabrication Master Stone Artisans
Tuesday, April 14 – Jeff Greene, Evergreene Architectural Arts
Architectural Painting, Plasterwork, Decorative Finishing, Conservation and Restoration Specialists
Tuesday, May 12 – Alain Desgorces, Tiffany & Co.
Master Artisan Watchmaker
Tuesday, June 9 – François Damide, Crafting Beauty
Artisan Perfumer Producer
Additional lectures to be announced.
Lectures start at 6:30PM in The General Society Library,
20 West 44th Street, (Between 5th and 6th Avenues), New York City. Reception to follow. Advance registration is recommended.
$15 General Admission, $10 General Society Members and Senior Citizens, $5 Students.
To register or to become a Friend of the Artisan Lecture Series ($100 contribution for free admission to the entire Lecture Series) please contact the General Society at: 212.840.1840, ext 2 or e-mail: email@example.com • www.generalsociety.org
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
Generous support is also provided by the following sponsors: The MacQuesten Companies, Peter Pennoyer Architects and Bauer and Dean Publishers.
THE GENERAL SOCIETY OF MECHANICS AND TRADESMEN
OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Celebrating Over Two Centuries of Education and Service to the Building
and Construction Industry and the People of the City of New York
Annual Craftsmanship and Civic Leadership Awards
Benefiting the Mechanics Institute
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Craftsmanship Award Recipient
Chief Operating Officer
Penguin, An EMCOR Company
Civic Leadership Award Recipient
Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick
New York City Council District #4
The General Society Library
20 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Some of the special events coming up include:
On Tuesday, October 14th, the launch of the 2014/2015 Artisan Lecture Series, begins at 6.30pm, with artisan and conservator, Marina Ruiz-Molina from the Metroplitan Museum who will lecture on 'The Conservation of Tiffany Studios Drawings'.
The next Artisan Lecture on Tuesday, October 28th at 6.30pm, will feature Eli Wilner and Company Frames Washington Crossing the Delaware: A Talk by Suzanne Smeaton.
For more information on all of these events and for more information on the Artisan Lecture series, please contact 212 840 1840, ext 2 or email email@example.com.
The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen is pleased to present the Spring 2014 GSMT News, detailing the Spring 2014 Lecture Series as well as GSMT News.
Fall 2013 Newsletter
Wed 11-05-2014 06:00 PM -
07:00 PMGeneral Society Members Meeting
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07:00 PMGeneral Society Members Meeting
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