WWS 'Through the Eyes of a Child' at Katzen Arts Center This Weekend

Photo by Judith Beermann
New Hampshire child's Painting by U.D Tenney (1826-1905)
New Hampshire child's Painting by U.D Tenney (1826-1905)

James Farmer signing books (Photo by: Judith Beermann) James Farmer signing books

His grandmother taught him two things: "We eat with our eyes first, and, at the table, feed people body and soul." For interior designer, cook and author James Farmer, his book A Time to Celebrate is as much a menu-filled garden-to-table lifestyle resource as it is an homage to his southern roots and traditions. In a delightful luncheon lecture, "Inviting the Generations to the Table," he kicked off the 2016 Washington Winter Show (WWS) at the Katzen Arts Center with childhood tales of a passion for floral arrangements, "grub worms that catch catch catfish that end up on my grandmother's chipped Limoges plates," fried chicken and "blue and white is always right."

Boy's Choir of the John T. Walker School for Boys (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Boy's Choir of the John T. Walker School for Boys

The luncheon program began with a charming musical tribute from the Boy's Choir of  the John T. Walker School for Boys, one of three WWS charities benefited this year. The other two are THEARC and The Founders Board of St. John Community Services. Designer Nina McLemore ended the luncheon with a fashion show.

Fashion Designer Nina McLemore (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Fashion Designer Nina McLemore

This year's loan exhibit, Through the Eyes of a Child: John Mason's Memories of Gunston Hall, showcases 18th century objects from a private collection and serves as inspiration for this year's show.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

With forty-four exhbitiors on three floors, and an event-filled weekend of dealer talks, guided walks, Jazz night, and Sunday activities for children, this wonderful annual Washington tradition truly brings generations to the table, inspiring collectors and art lovers alike.

German carved & painted child's Noah's Ark (Photo by: Judith Beermann) German carved & painted child's Noah's Ark

 For a complete schedule of events, visit Washington Winter Show.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

Deidre Healy with Fornasetti plates from Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc. (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Deidre Healy with Fornasetti plates from Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.

1 Comment For This Article

Anonymous

This looks like a great event. Wish I were there to see the exhibit. The book sounds really interesting. PS - Margaret B. used to sell Nina McLemore.