More from the Messler Gallery in Rockport...
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: