Lecture on Harriet Joor’s Designs for Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Workshops, Feb. 22

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Lecture on Harriet Joor’s Designs for Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Workshops, Feb. 22

As Arts and Crafts enthusiasts gather in Asheville this weekend for the Grove Park Inn Arts + Crafts Conference, the Asheville Art Museum is excited to present a lecture and reception focusing on pottery and textile artist Harriet Coulter Joor (1875-1965) on Saturday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Maggie Dimock, Textile Curatorial Assistant at Winterthur Museum in Delaware, will share her research on Joor, who designed many of the needlework household textiles sold by American Arts and Crafts impresario Gustav Stickley through his company the Craftsman Workshops. Dimock will examine Joor’s contribution to the aesthetic conventions of American Arts and Crafts textiles in the early 20th century and consider how her published design articles helped to establish the prevailing stylistic conventions of Arts and Crafts textiles in the United States. After Ms. Dimock’s talk, guests will enjoy a reception and can tour all of the Museum’s exhibitions.

Guests registered for the Harriet Joor lecture who are also attending the Arts + Crafts Conference can take a bus to the Museum from the Grove Park Inn beginning at 4:00 p.m. Following the reception at 7:00 p.m., the bus will return guests to the Grove Park Inn.

For tickets, contact the Museum at 828.253.3227 or purchase online. Cost: $25 for members, $30 for non-members.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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