Curtis’ opus has “been described by leading scholars, curators, and archivists as one of the largest anthropological enterprises ever undertaken.
Heather James Fine Art is expanding.
Rather than finding a bigger venue here in Jackson, the gallery specializing in Post War Contemporary Art is adding a NEW gallery to its existing Palm Desert, California and Jackson Hole, Wyoming locations. Shelley Bloch will act as the gallery’s Midwest Client and Sales Consultant.
“I am excited to announce my new role as the client service representative and sales consultant of Heather James Fine Art, Midwest Region,” writes Bloch. “From my base in Chicago, Illinois, I will serve our new and existing clients with the same dedication to professionalism, client support and art expertise that you have come to know and expect from [our galleries].
Bloch describes herself as a “native Hoosier,” and brings 10 years of experience with the fine arts. She counts the Indianapolis Museum of Art as one of her past places of employment. She will, she says, be meeting with clients throughout the Midwest, including Chicago, Indianapolis, Minneapolis and St. Louis.
Heather James recently completed an on-line auction that helped benefit Jackson Hole’s Grand Teton Music Festival in Teton Village. It also has consultancies in Austin, Texas and L.A. Over their 20-year life span, Heather James says its priorities continue to be education, stimulation, salons and inspiration in their programs and exhibitions.
Right now, an extraordinary collection of 18 Edward S. Curtis’ North American Indian copper photogravure plates. Curtis’ opus has “been described by leading scholars, curators, and archivists as one of the largest anthropological enterprises ever undertaken. The North American Indian was part history, part anthropology, part technology, and part fine art photography and features Western tribes, including those from the Jackson Hole, WY region.”
If you read any of the myriad home design and art magazines featuring Jackson Hole and the West’s singular aesthetic, you’ll have noticed that design firms encompass almost every branch of the visual arts in their work. When you design a home, you need furnishings. And you need art.
And if you want to design the VERY best living space imaginable, you go to WRJ Design Associates in Jackson. Their showroom on King Street in downtown Jackson melts in your mouth like butter.
That’s especially true now, because WRJ recently brought the crème de la crème of trendsetting Italian home furnishings to its showroom. And fine Italian furnishings go extremely well with Jackson’s contemporary, open Western design trends.
“Each spring we look forward to attending the world-famous Salone Del Mobile in Milan,” write principals Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer. “Our contemporary projects are filled with furnishings, fabrics and objects from the icons of Italian design like Loro Piana, Poltrona Frau, Molteni, and Cassina, for whom we are the exclusive Jackson area dealers.”
You can view all of WRJ’s distinctive home furnishing lines here.
But that’s not all WRJ is about. The firm has become just as appreciated for its continuing support of non-profits and artisans around the world—and right here in Jackson. Recently WRJ hosted a gathering to introduce and support the craftmanship of Laos women weavers; the women create colorful, rich handmade textiles. This show featured collections from mission-driven Ock Pop Tok and Passa Paa. Please visit these websites, the work is exquisite.
“WRJ has always championed craftsmanship – whether it be leather stitching, woodworking or textiles – and we are proud to partner with a company that is working to revive this craft,” WRJ’s Lily Lanahan says. “More importantly, however, Ock Pop Tok is providing hundreds of women with the opportunity to create a sustainable livelihood outside of the opium trade, which has plagued rural areas of Laos without alternative sources of income.”
How does WRJ do everything they do? It’s a wonder. And we are blessed. Hands together, WRJ. www.wrjdesign.com
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