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John Follis for Architectural Pottery
La Gardo Tackett for Architectural Pottery
Robert Maxwell Critter
Peter Shire, 1989

Jun Kaneko / Desert Botanical Garden

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Jun Kaneko at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix
The exhibition includes a series of monumental sculptures by Kaneko.





Sun Dial with a Soleri bell


The Kaneko exhibition runs until May 18th

Weekend / Stuff

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In terms of shopping, it was a very minimalist weekend. This is from the André Emmerich Gallery exhibition in 1979.

Cedric Hartman
A very well done E.T. ceramic face.  Ha!

AFASE Solar House / Scottsdale

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Solar House (1957) by Peter Lee


In 1954, a group of Arizona politicians, business leaders and Arizona State University joined forces with the Stanford Research Institute to form the Association for Applied Solar Energy (AFASE). The mission was to promote research and investment in solar energy. They held symposiums, exhibitions and sponsored architecture and design competitions. 

This included a 1957 competition called Living with the Sun. Architects submitted designs for a solar house that would be built in Phoenix. Concepts were submitted by Paolo Soleri, Victor Olgyay, Davis, Brody and Wisniewski, and Leland Lewis Evison. The prize-winning design was awarded toUniversity of Minnesota School of Architecture senior, Peter Lee. 

Image: ASU via A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War by Daniel A. Barber
Image: ASU via A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War by Daniel A. Barber
Lee was a student of Ralph Rapson, who was the De…

Weekend / Stuff

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Stool and Akari lamp by Isamu Noguchi 
Irving Harper for George Nelson - 1958
John Caruthers
Esther and Gross Wood
For books
For plants
For doors
Andrew Bergloff
Tackett and animals

The Good Making of Good Things / Craft Horizons Magazine 1941–1979

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The Good Making of Good Things: Craft Horizons Magazine 1941–1979
During its nearly 40 years in print, Craft Horizons documented the craft movement as it happened. This exhibition pairs works from ASU Art Museum’s collection that were made by artists featured in the magazine with articles, reviews and letters from readers to illustrate the essential role Craft Horizons played in the development of craft in the United States from 1941–1979.
This exhibition is curated by the 2017 Center for Craft Curatorial Fellows Elizabeth Essner, Lily Kane and Meaghan Roddy and was originally organized by the Center for Craft. It is supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation as part of the Windgate Contemporary Craft Initiative at ASU Art Museum. 
That was the official description above. The real scoop is that Meaghan, one of the curators, is a good friend and I've been very excited to see this exhibition. So much so, that I jumped the gun a little and saw it before it was fully installed. Be t…