Hooray for Ray!

Coming up tomorrow is "A Toast to Sacramento Design" -- Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the California Museum from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

This is a benefit event celebrating Sacramento design legends Ray Eames and late SacMod member Miles Treaster“A Toast To Sacramento Design” includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a preview of the Museum’s upcoming exhibit “Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design” with Lucia Eames and Llisa Demetrios of Eames Office, silent auction including the new AMMO book “EAMES: Beautiful Details”, and more. Proceeds benefit the upcoming exhibit at the Museum.
More here.

If you can't make it to the benefit event tomorrow, no worries -- you can still celebrate by attending the opening reception for the exhibit on Friday, February 22, 2013. Details here.

Opening Day: "Ray Eames: A Century of Modern Design" at the California Museum" -- Opening day is Saturday, February 23, 2013SacMod is a proud supporter of this exhibit that features Sacramento-native modernist Ray Eames! SacMod helped raise funds via our exclusive tour of the Roush Residence last June and also contributed background research and artifacts to the exhibit.

The exhibit will show a unique collection of artifacts featuring rarely seen works from the Eames Office archives and reveals a new perspective on Ray's 60-year career in the arts, along with her influence on American culture and significance in history as one of the 20th century's most influential artists.

More here.

On a side note: sorry I haven't been more active here -- my work with SacMod has been a full time volunteer position. You haven't seen me in a while on this blog because I've been busy doing research and activism for SacMod, a  501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to promoting, preserving and protecting modern art, architecture and design in the Sacramento region. Check out SacMod's blog regarding upcoming events, including the 2013 Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour on May 18, 2013.