On Tuesday afternoon, July 12th, Appalachian Odyssey Author Jeff Ryan pulled up in front of the Thos. Moser Georgetown Showroom in his 1985 Vanagon wrapped in the cover his new book. Ryan chose Thos. Moser, a fellow Maine-based firm, to begin his five-month journey across the US sharing stories about his 28-year adventure hiking America’s Trail.
Arriving early, Ryan toured the DC showroom with Showroom Manager Kevin Sweitzer and Sales Assistant Ed Myrtle, checking out the newest pieces of the Handmade American Furniture including the Hartford and Cumberland Collections. The signature Thos. Moser Continuous Arm Chair greets visitors at the entry in front of a stack of wood.
During the discussion, Ryan read excerpts from his book as well as shared photos he took, and in some cases returned to spots and retook, of the trails that run from Maine to Georgia. The author and former L.L. Bean catalog writer focused on the deeper takeaways from the almost three-decade long journey, citing perseverance, friendship and the evolution of equipment and food.
Ryan said hiking provided many life lessons and incremental steps to what’s important to him. “Doing what I enjoy led to an incredible journey,” he added.
Guests included Janet Donovan of Hollywood on the Potomac, Virginia Coyne of Washington Life, Michael Woestefoff of The Washington Lobbyist, Jeremy Bailey of Park Life DC, and Thos. Moser, hiking and Maine fans.
The Phillips Collection is hosting Karel Appel: A Gesture of Color, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures from June 18 through September 18, 2016.
Karel Appel (1921–2006) is perhaps the most renowned Dutch artist of the latter half of the 20th century and one of founding members of the avant-garde COBRA group. Marking the 10th anniversary of the artist’s death, this survey of 22 paintings and sculptures provides a fresh look at an oeuvre that goes beyond the 1950s, spanning more than 60 years. The exhibition revisits Appel’s early interest in children’s art, his stylistic experiments, and his highly personal—and sometimes almost abstract—interpretation of traditional subjects like the nude, the portrait, and the urban or rural landscape. A Gesture of Color is a part of an international reappraisal of Appel’s work, which includes exhibitions in The Hague, Paris, and Munich.
The Phillips Collection is located at 1600 21st Street NW.
Swedish choreographer and director Mats Ek on 40 years as a Dance Rebel will give a talk at the House of Sweden on Sunday, May 29th. Doors open at 5:30 pm, talk starts at 6:00 pm.
Come listen to Mats Ek, one of the world's most renowned ballet choreographers and directors, as he talks about his 40 years as a dance rebel.
Moderated by Sarah Kaufman, Dance Critic at The Washington Post.
RSVP to attend is required through this link.
The event will be LIVE streamed through the Embassy's YouTube channel.
More on the works by Mats Ek can be seen in the exhibition Mats Ek - A Dance Rebel on the Move for Forty Years, currently on display in House of Sweden. The exhibition will be on view during the event.
The talk is hosted in collaboration with: International Consortium for Advancement in Choreography (ICONS)