Remembering Kenneth R. Trapp (1943–2019)

Curator-in-Charge of the Renwick Gallery
Ron Porter

I met Ken Trapp at a luncheon during SOFA Chicago, just after he had left the Oakland Museum as the curator of decorative arts to take the position of curator-in charge of the Renwick Gallery, in Washington, DC. We had been invited, along with a few other contemporary studio jewelry enthusiasts, by Susan Cummins to explore the possibility of developing a national organization devoted to the understanding and promotion of this developing field of American craft.

Kenneth R. Trapp
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Remembering Kenneth R. Trapp (1943–2019)

Curator-in-Charge of the Renwick Gallery
Ron Porter

I met Ken Trapp at a luncheon during SOFA Chicago, just after he had left the Oakland Museum as the curator of decorative arts to take the position of curator-in charge of the Renwick Gallery, in Washington, DC. We had been invited, along with a few other contemporary studio jewelry enthusiasts, by Susan Cummins to explore the possibility of developing a national organization devoted to the understanding and promotion of this developing field of American craft.

Kenneth R. Trapp
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Bruno Martinazzi, 1923–2018

An Artist and Defender of Freedom
Ellen Maurer-Zilioli

“I believe that my actions are searching for signs to be able to grow, to become more humane and free, to bear witness with art to man as the being that can wrest something from the “panta rhei” (“flowing of everything,” Heraclitus), from coming into being, something that cannot expire, something with which heaven becomes more buoyant.” —Bruno Martinazzi

Crop, Bruno Martinazzi, Quel Piegare è Amor
Bruno Martinazzi, Appiglio (Grip)
Bruno Martinazzi, Quel Piegare è Amor
Bruno Martinazzi, Ramo d’Oro
Ellen Maurer Zilioli and Bruno Martinazzi
Ellen Maurer Zilioli
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Bruno Martinazzi, 1923–2018

An Artist and Defender of Freedom
Ellen Maurer-Zilioli

“I believe that my actions are searching for signs to be able to grow, to become more humane and free, to bear witness with art to man as the being that can wrest something from the “panta rhei” (“flowing of everything,” Heraclitus), from coming into being, something that cannot expire, something with which heaven becomes more buoyant.” —Bruno Martinazzi

Crop, Bruno Martinazzi, Quel Piegare è Amor
Bruno Martinazzi, Appiglio (Grip)
Bruno Martinazzi, Quel Piegare è Amor
Bruno Martinazzi, Ramo d’Oro
Ellen Maurer Zilioli and Bruno Martinazzi
Ellen Maurer Zilioli
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In Memory of June Schwarcz

Mike Holmes
<p>June was fierce in her dedication to her work, unwavering in the standards she set for herself, wide in her intellectual range, passionate about beautiful clothes, appreciative of a cereal bowl that felt good in the hand... June never gave up on beauty. It was her one rule.</p>

Born June 10, 1918, Denver, Colorado

Died August 2, 2015, Sausalito, California
 

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In Memory of June Schwarcz

Mike Holmes
<p>June was fierce in her dedication to her work, unwavering in the standards she set for herself, wide in her intellectual range, passionate about beautiful clothes, appreciative of a cereal bowl that felt good in the hand... June never gave up on beauty. It was her one rule.</p>

Born June 10, 1918, Denver, Colorado

Died August 2, 2015, Sausalito, California
 

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