The Agenda: Silicon Valley Home Tour, Henry Segerstrom Retrospective, And Brown Jordan’s AnniversaryAuthor:Allison McCarthy
Hop in the car and brace yourself for beautifully refreshed Eichlers during this year’s Silicon Valley stop on the national Modern Home Tour circuit. Curated by Modern Home Tours and Mid-century modern specialist Monique Lombardelli (she’s also a local filmmaker), the self-guided tour means that you choose the pace (i.e. linger as long as you want at favorites like Klopf Architecture’s indoor-outdoor home). Use promo code MHREALTY to redeem a ticket discount.
When: 11am-5pm, Saturday, 5/16
Where: A link to the tour homes’ locations will be posted on the site closer to the event, Silicon Valley
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Henry Segerstrom is known for his charitable contributions to Orange County arts and culture. In fact, Isamu Noguchi describes Segerstrom’s endeavors as “courage of imagination,” and the entire OC community will thank him for his South Coast Plaza vision in a honorary exhibit at the center’s Jewel Court gallery. Glimpse into Segerstrom’s life and the OC’s history through vintage photographs and archival videos, along with the many awards bestowed upon Orange County’s civic angel.
When: Through Sunday, 5/31
Where: South Coast Plaza Jewel Court Gallery, 3333 Bristol Stree, Costa Mesa
Pasadena-based outdoor furniture company Brown Jordan toasts 70 years in style. The Tamiami Collection commemorates the anniversary with a limited-edition, 12-color palette run of chairs—made of vinyl straps woven in a lattice-like pattern and paired with powder-coated aluminum frames that can be customized in an array of bold, patio-popping hues.
In his 101 years, artist and Santa Barbara resident Ray Strong depicted landscapes and cityscapes through a series of plein air paintings and drawings to document his travels around the country. His representations of the environments around him create a visual history of the U.S. over a 45-year period of great change.
When: Saturday, 5/23–Sunday, 6/21
Where: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
Ask about the series of pressed botanicals by Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters, on view for the first time in the U.S. and exclusively at The Future Perfect. While you’re there, peruse new work by Lindsey Adelman, famous for her hand-blown glass and brass light fixtures, and ceramicist Eric Roinestad.
Where: The Future Perfect, 3085 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
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