Friday, February 18, 2011

Palm Springs Modernism Week Part 2

Wanna get away this weekend? 
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Start off by going to Palm Springs Modernism week this Saturday!
 Here is the itinerary for Saturday February 19th.

11th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale and Silent Auction
This annual gathering of avid modernism collectors and dealers draws
thousands of people from around the country and from locations around the globe. Produced by Dolphin Promotions, this is among the largest modernism shows anywhere with a vast collection of modernist furniture, art, jewelry, ceramics, vintage clothing, lighting, posters, paintings and more.

The 6th Annual Modernism Week will feature a Silent Auction during the Modernism Show Saturday. At 2 PM on Saturday, February 18, the auction will close and the winners will be announced. Don't miss your chance to bid on a variety of items including vacations, jewelry, art, dining, and much more! Preview ticket includes free admission thru the weekend and people can check on the latest bidding on Saturday morning.

Cost: Weekend admission $15 - admission is available the door
When: 10 am - 6 pm Silent Auction: bidding stops at 2 PM
Where: Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Open House Tour
Open house tour: The Edris House in Little Tuscany Estates by E. Stewart Williams, organized by Palm Springs Modern Committee

Cost: This tour is sold out 
When: 10 am - Noon
Where: 1030 W. Cielo Drive, Palm Springs, 92262

Photo Credit: Edris House, Palm Springs, California, photograph by Julius Shulman.

Racquet Club Estates Home Tour & Reception
The Racquet Club Estates present its annual Home tour and lecture.

Inside tour of 5 Alexanders, 1 Meiselman, and 1 Wexler steel home; classic autos from the 50's on display, a visit with famed Cheeta of Tarzan movie fame, a reception at M Modern Gallery with food and beverages and a lecture titled "Simple and Sweet, Modernism for the Middle" by architect and city planner Ken Lyon

Reception follows at M Modern Gallery and includes a presentation on the history of the Racquet Club Estates

Cost: This tour is sold out
When: 10 am - 2 pm

Photo Credit: Edris House, Palm Springs, California, photograph by Julius Shulman.

Froelick Gallery Reception
In Portland, Oregon since 1995, Froelick Gallery will hold a special one-month exhibit at the Palm Canyon Galleria, February 3 to 27. The gallery is known for its breadth of exceptional artists and strong civic involvement. Artists from California, Texas, Oregon and Washington will be on hand during this casual reception. The gallery will exhibit paintings, photography, drawings, sculpture and glass in Palm Springs.

Cost: Free
When: Noon - 5 pm
Where: Palm Canyon Galleria, 457 N Palm Canyon, between Amado and Alejo. 503-803-9094

Susan Seubert, “Bomb #3,” 2008, pigment print on tissue, wax and lead, 5.5 x 5.5”

The Architecture and Design Film Series in Partnership with Design Onscreen: Desert Utopia: Midcentury Architecture in Palm Springs
Desert Utopia (2010, Director Jake Gorst, 58 minutes) traces the origins of midcentury architecture in Palm Springs. Jake Gorst’s film brings alive landmark structures by Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, William Cody and William Krisel and features never-before-seen archival footage of the architects and construction. DVD now available for purchase at all Film Series screenings.

Visit Design Onscreen, a non-profit foundation dedicated to producing, distributing and preserving high-quality films on architecture and design.

Cost: $10 - unlimited seating available
When: 2:30 pm
Where: Riviera Palm Springs, 1600 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

Design Lecture Series: 
Trina Turk and Palm Springs Inspiration: How the Desert's Modernist Aesthetic has Influenced a Brand Identity
Trina Turk, fashion designer and entrepreneur, will outline how her 
interest in architecture and involvement in the renaissance of Palm Springs coincided with the evolution of her company from a small women's contemporary clothing line into a mini-lifestyle brand. A question and answer period will follow.

Cost: $15 - unlimited seating available
When: 4 - 5 pm
Where: Riviera Palm Springs,1600 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262

Tour of Modernist Condo Homes + Poolside Cocktail Reception + Meet Architect Barry Berkus
Celebrate & walk into the 60’s with Park Imperial South, a remarkable example of mid-century desert modernism. Begin with the tour of homes and then meet at the pool for a smashing cocktail reception and an exclusive presentation by Barry Berkus A.I.A., the original architect of the property. Enjoy our signature libation, The Park Imperial South, delicious food (of course our menu is 1960’s chic) and live jazz under the stars with fellow modernists.

Cost: Advance tickets available for $45 Just click on the “mod week” menu button, select the number of tickets you desire and pay via PayPal. Tickets also available at the door for $ 55.00 (subject to availability). All proceeds from this event underwrite preservation efforts at Park Imperial South.
When: Home Tour 3 - 5 pm, Poolside Cocktail Reception, 5 - 6:30 pm
1750 S. Araby Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92264

food ART sound: Artist Reception

Meet 3 of today’s most celebrated contemporary artists Shag, Chris Reccardi & Danny Heller

Cost: 10% of art purchased will be donated to Trio’s local Charities
When: 4 pm - 6 pm
Where: TRIO Restaurant, 707 N. Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs 

Modern Mosaics Appreciation Reception
Come, browse and chat with other home design aficionados while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Modern, contemporary and sexy products for your home. Sign up for free give-a-ways (including 3 nights in beautiful Maui). Must be present for the drawing.

Cost: Free
When: 5 pm - 8 pm
Where: 320 North Palm Canyon Dr. – downtown Palm Springs

PS Modern Committee Annual Gala Benefit
Palm Springs Modern Committee presents "A Swingin' Affair", featuring Pat Rizzo & His Orchestra. Join us at the historic Donald Wexler designed Canyon Country Club as it is magically transformed back to its glory days of the swingin' 60's! Dress: Glamorous Country Club Attire.

Cost: $125 per swinger. Advance ticket sales at
When: 8 pm - 11 pm
Where: Canyon Country Club, 1100 East Murray Canyon Drive

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