History On Tap ~ The Functional Sculpture of Wharton Eshe

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Event Date: 
Monday, October 17, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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History On Tap
Monday, October 13, 2016 at 6:30pm
The Marquee Bar and Lounge at Hotel Warner
Everyday Art: The Functional Sculpture of Wharton Esherick
by Laura Heemer, Curator, Wharton Esherick Museum
 
Wharton Esherick (1887-1970) was an artist who worked primarily in wood, extending his unique forms to furniture, furnishings, utensils, interiors, and buildings. He believed that art was not only something to be admired, but could be interacted with on a daily basis. Wharton began his artistic journey as a painter in Philadelphia before he found his niche and left his legacy as a wood sculptor in Chester County. With his unique and playful designs, Wharton lead the studio furniture movement and earned the title: “Dean of the American Craft” bridging the gap between the craft movement and fine art. “Everyday Art” will introduce you to Wharton Esherick, his handcrafted hilltop studio that is now a museum, and the functional art he is known for.
 
History on Tap brings history to you in the casual atmosphere of your favorite local bar or restaurant. There will be lots of great drinks available for purchase. If you would like food and dinner service, The Marquee has arrangements with local restaurants that will deliver food to the bar. The program is free for the community to enjoy! Generously sponsored by BB&T and WCHE 1520AM. The portable sound system is sponsored by Colleen and Basel Frens.