We first blogged about this Moser legacy show a few weeks ago, and since then Tom Moser spoke to a crowd at the opening reception for the current show of furniture designs by Moser workshop alumni at the Messler Gallery, which is part of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. "Legacy of Talent: A Moser Reunion" presents contemporary furniture by Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers in conjunction with work by seven accomplished furniture makers who passed through the Moser workshops early in their careers. The furniture on display in the gallery illustrates how passing through the Moser workshops informed the trajectories of talented craftsmen who have gone on to explore exciting new directions and to inspire others with their own significant design accomplishments.
"Legacy of Talent: A Moser Reunion" will remain on view at the Rockport furniture center through Nov. 28.
Click here to read a review of this show at mainetoday.com:
Here is a quote from the center's director about the show, as exerpted from the reference article on mainetoday.com...
Peter Korn, the center's executive director, thought it would be instructive to bring them together for a reunion, to see how their common Moser connection has influenced their careers.
"I love the idea that people go through life and go through a passage and blossom out," Korn said. "I like the way that one thing leads to another, and I like that one person's creativity sprouts unpredictable tendrils."
UPDATED OCT 8: The Furniture Society is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization founded in 1996, whose mission is to advance the art of furniture making, by inspiring creativity, promoting excellence, and fostering an understanding of this art and its place in society. They have posted information about this exhibit on their blog, here is the link:
Another blogger discovers Thos. Moser, this time in Lincoln, Nebraska. Rebecca had some very kinds words and we are most appreciative!
Click here now to read Rebecca's blog post about Thos. Moser.
We had an amazing turnout last night in our Boston Showroom with over 300 people joining us for Boston's Fashion Week's, "Great Syle Makes the Man, an evening devoted to menswear".
Drinkwaters of Cambridge provided the sharp Fall looks. Stilista, Boston's style consultants provided the male models, all set amid our furnishings of Thos. Moser, with works of art provided by Canvas Fine Arts Gallery. This was all to benefit Boston Strive. Alan Spencer, Director of Retention Services for Boston Strive was on hand to talk about his amazing charity.
The front sidewalks of the Thos. Moser Showroom had a red carpet leading to the curb flanked by red ropes, The showroom's front windows had male models that did freeze modeling throughout the event...with our beautiful Pasadena Living Collection as a back drop. The center of the showroom was used as a runway to show off the fall fashions. Some of the media in attendence included Boston Magazine, which Drinkwaters clothier and Thos. Moser had been voted " Best of".
Boston Showroom manager Chris Eramo, with Alan Spencer, Director of Retention Services for Boston Strive:
The Jackson Laboratory (www.jax.org) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution and National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, California. Its mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating, and curing human diseases, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community. In addition to being a research facility, Jackson Lab is an international hub for scientific courses, conferences, training, and education. Located within a stone’s throw from beautiful Acadia National Park, it’s just one more reason to come visit us in Maine.
We were especially proud of our longstanding relationship, when recently, Jackson Lab commissioned David Moser to design and create The Jackson Laboratory Lifetime Achievement Awards. These awards honored two extraordinary leaders in the world of life sciences and human health: David Baltimore Ph.D., and Anthony Evnin, Ph.D., at Jackson Lab’s very first National Gala, on September 18, 2008, at The Pierre Hotel in New York.
David is shown below with the wax model of the bronze sculpture on its cherry base and presentation stand. If you’re interested in finding more information about this special event, click here.
About David's award design:
The award itself is cast in bronze and sits on a handcrafted cherry base. The inspiration of the award is the double helix structure of DNA. David chose DNA as the central feature of the award because it represents the foundation from which the critically important research that these scientists perform is built upon.
About the award recipients:
This national gala is co-chaired by Maine businessman and philanthropist David Shaw and actress Glenn Close and will honor two extraordinary leaders in the world of life sciences and human health: David Baltimore, Ph.D., and Anthony Evnin, Ph.D.
Dr. Baltimore was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1975 at the age of 37, and has been a pioneer in research related to cancer, AIDS, and the molecular basis of the immune response. He has established new methodologies to fight cancer and has been instrumental in the global effort to create an HIV vaccine. Beyond his research activities he has served as president of Caltech and Rockefeller University, and a vast array of public poilicy and other initiatives.
Dr. Evnin has been a central figure in the development of the US biotechnology industry and the healthcare venture capital world as a partner at Venrock Associates in New York since 1974. He has served on the boards of nearly 40 newly-formed life science companies including Athena Neurosciences, Centocor, Genetics Institute, IDEC Pharmaceuticals, and Sepracor. Dr. Evnin has also served as a trustee of Princeton University and Rockefeller University.
The Jackson Laboratory is presenting awards to Dr. Evnin and Dr. Baltimore, and James Schiro will represent Zurich Financial Services as the evening’s Corporate Chair. Funds raised by the national gala will support young investigators at The Jackson Laboratory, continuing a long history of important scientific breakthroughs, supporting tomorrow’s cures.
COMING TO LOS ANGELES IN NOVEMBER!
If you are in the neighborhood of our LA showroom or plan on visiting there in November, please join us for a special event in their honor on Saturday, November 8th, from 5 to 7 p.m. The evening’s activities will include a cocktail reception where you can meet Jackson Laboratory representatives and hear a keynote address by Charles E. Hewett, Ph.D., the Laboratory’s vice president and chief operating officer. We hope you will join us as we celebrate nearly eight decades of research accomplishments by Jackson Laboratory scientists.
Since founding his company over 35 years ago, not only has Tom Moser received international acclaim for his own work, but he has also influenced a countless number of designers and craftsmen (and craftswomen!). Over the years the Thos. Moser workshop has proven to be a fertile training ground, and more than a handful of these talented artisans have combined what they learned from Tom with their own talents and struck out on their own path of discovery.
Starting on September 12th, The Messler Gallery at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine presents "Legacy of Talent: A Moser Reunion". This show features an exhibition of contemporary furniture by Tom Moser, David Moser, and seven other accomplished designers and craftsman who passed through the Thos. Moser workshop early in their careers.
The featured Moser alumni are Doug Green of Green Design Furniture in Portland; Bill Huston of Huston & Co. in Kennebunkport; Kevin Rodel Furniture & Design Studio of Brunswick; Peter Thompson of Cornville; Jas. Becker Cabinetmaker of Wilder, Vt.; Vigneron Design Studio of Housatonic, Mass.; and Stewart Wurtz Furniture of Seattle, Wash.
The show runs from September 12th until November 28th.
There will be an opening reception on Friday, September 12th, from 5:00pm-7:00pm.
For more information, please click here to read about it in the local Rockport news, or visit www.woodschool.org.
The Messler Gallery Hours are 9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday, and 10:00am-4:00pm on Saturdays. The gallery is located at 25 Mill Street in Rockport, Maine.