The Chicago-Midwest Chapter enjoyed a joint lecture and reception with the Art Deco Society this past Spring with speaker Kathleen Skolnik, co-author of The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meiere. Despite her extensive body of work, Meière is not well known, even among art and architectural historians. Even though her name may not be familiar, many of her designs are—the medallions representing Dance, Drama, and Song for the Fiftieth Street façade of Radio City Music Hall, the color scheme of the stunning red banking room at One Wall Street in Manhattan, the interiors of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln, and the whimsical bronze silhouette of Mercury and the winds for the Logan Square Post Office here in Chicago.
This September, Michael G. Imber, FAIA, joined us for a lecture on “The Art of the Landscape.” Michael has been honored with numerous local and national design awards including the Texas Society of Architect’s William W. Caudill, FAIA Award; for his achievements as a young architect and for his contributions to the American Institute of Architects. Copies of Mr. Imber's monograph, Michael G. Imber: Ranches, Villas, and Houses, by author Elizabeth M. Dowling, were available for purchase and signing after the presentation.
The Chicago-Midwest Chapter is pleased to announce our Second annual Acanthus Awards, which promote excellence in Classical and Vernacular design. These awards recognize achievement in Architecture, Interior Design, Preservation & Restoration, Landscape Design, the Allied Arts & Craftsmanship, Unbuilt Work, and Student Work. The Acanthus Awards will be held November 15, 2014 at Chicago’s historic Elk’s Memorial. Please visit our website at www.acanthus2014.com for tickets and more information.
Thank you to our Sponsors for this event: Decorators Supply Corporation, The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, HBRA Architects, Bulley & Andrews, Derrick Architecture, DMG Architectural Specialists, Ludowici Roof Tiles, MGLM Architects, Traditional Building Conference Series, Pierre-Yves Rochon, Sylvester Construction, Liederbach & Graham Architects, Bill Meyer Photography, and Evanston Lumber.
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