One of the most fascinating shows in New York this season shows how artists, designers and architects are using digital fabrication to create undreamed of expressions in materials ranging from plastic and paper to bronze. In a recent email exchange and follow-up telephone interview, Museum of Arts and Design curator Ron Labaco expanded on the ideas he set out to explore in the exhibit Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital.
Look for no surprise plot twists in this story: The home of Vivien Jennings and Roger Doeren is filled with mystery, drama, suspense and even a bit of romance. Jennings, founder of Rainy Day Books in Fairway, and Doeren, her partner of 20 years and the chief of operations at the bookstore, share a home that would enchant any bibliophile.
Danielle Rollins has co-founded and chaired several charities, mostly in the Atlanta area, where she lives. She’s a contributing editor to “Veranda” and “Southern Living,” and has hosted more parties at her home than you can count. Rollins will speak and sign copies of “Soiree” April 9 at Halls Plaza, 211 Nichols Road.
Textile artist Debra Smiths creative effusions join those of dozens of other artists displayed in her renovated West Side frame house, from a cut-out metal helmet by Jesse Small, to a collection of Middle Eastern quilts, to a dramatic custom wood floor by Tim Griffard.
Jacky and Deborah Duffey have filled their modest ranch-style home in Independence with paintings, ceramics, sculptures and stained glass by more than 100 artists, at last count, and most of them are local.
It would be difficult to imagine a more idyllic spot for introspection. Spend time in the home of Shelley and Steve Mayse, and the niggling worries of the day seem to float off into the deep, quiet woods around.