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Tom Loeser: Distinguished Artist Series Weekend
Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:30 AM EDT to Sunday, September 22, 2019

About the Distinguished Artist Series

Four times a year, the James Renwick Alliance brings notable craft artists from around the country to Washington, DC for a Saturday workshop and Sunday lecture.



Distinguished Artist Series
Tom Loeser

Artist Workshop: 
Saturday, September 21  |  9:30am - 12:00pm
Home of Leslie and Bruce Lane  |  Bethesda, MD
$50 members  |  $60 non-members
$175 for all 4 workshops, members only
This workshop will include a lecture portion and a hands-on/demonstration portion, where Tom will demonstrate his milk paint process.

Public Lecture:
Sunday, September 22  | 2pm - 3pm 
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center   |   4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC

Tom Loeser uses his deep knowledge of the history of furniture to create pieces with a completely new narrative. He makes functional and dysfunctional objects, such as benches sitting on feet made of old shovels, folding chairs that double as wall art, and rocking chairs that are conjoined, forcing sitters to move closer to one another. Loeser's imaginative new forms challenge convention, invite play, and encourage engagement in a way that is irreverent, full of humor and brimming with possibility.  

Most recently, Loeser was named the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Award of Distinction from the Furniture Society. Loeser is the Head of the Wood/Furniture area of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin system. His Winter-Spring 2018 exhibit at the Houston Center for Craft entitled "Please, Please, Please" was curated by American Craft expert Glenn Adamson.