Sunday, February 24, 2013

Modern America Exhibit in Cinci

~Waiting in line for the show~
Today marks the final day of the Modern American Exhibit at the Cincinnati Convention Center in Sharonsville, Ohio. For us modern American lovers, from the vintage clothing and accessories, to the furniture, electronics, gadgetry, and oddities, it was all there, prominently displayed and everything for sale! A special exhibit featured the dinnerware designs of naive Ohioan Russel Wright and whimsical mid-American prints from celebrated artist Charley Harper (he might be a native West Virginian, but we Ohioans claim him as our own). The furniture dealers had an impressive inventory of iconic pieces ranging from Finnish designer Saarinen's womb chair to the Eams' Herman Miller lounge and ottoman set. My oldest daughter and I went to the show yesterday, its opening day.

Russel Wright Pottery

White Leather Mod Bench Couches

Comfort in Color

Charley Harper

Tables and Chairs

Vintage Clothing & Accessories

~I picked up a few patterns at a shop called Decorama~


~Bronze Deco mirror (that weighs a ton)~

~A lighted and spinning Lucite display (the size of a jukebox) for the home~

~Cardboard Chiccomfortable, light, and sturdy~

Dealer exhibits like these (even if you merely go to look) are invaluable to the us costumieres! They give us an opportunity to experience and realize our cultural past, and no one can argue that the American cultural experience isn't unique! This is just a taste of the show, if only I could have taken more pictures (the exhibit was packed to the shoulders - getting pictures without knocking people over was challenging)! If you're near the Cincinnati, Ohio area, you've got to go! Make a day of it- admission is $7 and doors open at 11A. 

Blessings and happy sewing!

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