Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Coolest Thing Shakin' in Tulsa Tonight

The folks at Philbrook Museum have been more busy than usual preparing for this month's Third Thursday event. Why? Because Eames Demetrios is coming to Tulsa.

Yeah. That Eames Demetrios.

In the design world, the Eames name is tops. Objects designed by Charles and Ray Eames are legendary for their beauty and utility, and Demetrios, their grandson, spends his time communicating, preserving, and extending their work. His projects include multimedia production, printed materials, toys, exhibition design, filmmaking and more. He's also the director of the Eames Office.

At Philbrook tonight he'll provide a personal look at the designers, their process, philosophy and influence on the design world. Demetrios will be sharing a few treasures from the family archive as well as signing books and posters. He'll talk about design vs. style, too.

Here's the schedule for this evening, right out of a designer's top 10 wildest dreams file:

5:30 pm: Tickets available from the Admission desk. No advance reservations.
5:30-6:30 pm: Cash bar available and photographer on site for your chance to be a part of our new ad campaign.
6:30-7:30 pm: Lecture begins in Auditorium, Live simulcast near Restaurant.
7:30-8 pm: Free posters designed by Demetrios will be available for signing.

It all gets started at Philbrook, at 2727 S. Rockford Ave., the conclusion of the work day. And get this: There's no cost to see Demetrios with paid museum admission.

Want an even better deal? If you bring a copy of last week's edition of Urban Tulsa Weekly (or print/cut one out here) to the admission counter, you get BOGO admission. So, not only do you get to see Eames Demetrios for fuh-reaking free, but you also get you and a buddy into Philbrook Museum for the price of one.

This talk is presented in partnership with Art Directors Club of Tulsa and in conjunction with Modern Tulsa, an organization of the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture. It was made possible through the generous support of Z-104.5 The Edge, Ervin Photography and Urban Tulsa Weekly, so thank those folks when you see them.

Philbrook Museum

While your hanging at Philbrook tonight, don't forget to swing in to see the modern and contemporary design gallery featuring items from the George R. Kravis II Collection. There's a vintage Eames chair as you enter. Just don't joke about sitting in it. The museum attendants do not think that's cute or funny. I should know.

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