The exhibit, “Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style,” opened Oct. 6 and runs through Jan. 5 at the Walter Arts Museum in Baltimore. It is the first U.S. exhibition in a generation to highlight the architect and designer’s innovative work and explore the larger circle of artists and craftspeople with whom he collaborated.
Featuring a variety of media including furniture, posters, textiles, architectural drawings, books, and ceramics, the exhibit celebrates the 150th anniversary of Mackintosh’s birth. Approximately 165 works are on display, drawn from Glasgow Museum, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, The Glasgow School of Art, and private collections.
For more, visit www.thewalters.org.
Port Townsend show
The annual Port Townsend Woodworkers Show took place Nov. 2-3 at the American Legion Hall in Port Townsend, Wash. The show features original works by over two dozen furniture makers, cabinetmakers, instrument makers, turners and carvers.
Tim Lawson, who heads the Splinter Group that organizes the show, says the purpose of the show is to increase awareness of the variety of skilled woodworkers in the local area.“We’ve tightened up our reach this year limiting the show to woodworkers in immediately adjacent counties. It’s a delight to have more local talent to share but also sad as we are missing some long-time exhibitors from further afield,” says Lawson.
The show is sponsored, in part, by the Port Townsend School of Woodworking. For more, visit www.splintergroup.org.
This article originally appeared in the December 2019 issue.