Ever imagine what it was like to hang out with Albert Frey or sip martinis with John Lautner and Julius Shulman? 01.31.2011
More celebrated events from Modernism Week 2011, Palm Springs:
It’s the first-ever de LaB field trip! Escape with us into the desert to catch the closing weekend of Modernism Week in Palm Springs. Join de LaB at the event “PS Modernists: Insider Stories,” a very special panel co-hosted by our friends at Michael H. Lord Gallery and Palm Springs Life Magazine.
Ever imagine what it was like to hang out with Albert Frey or sip martinis with John Lautner and Julius Shulman? We do. “PS Modernists: Insider Stories” is a rare opportunity to meet the original modernists—long-time residents who lived and worked with key figures during the birth of modernism in Palm Springs.
- Jean Farrar: Albert Frey’s long-time companion and co-author, yogi, health advocate, and former Miss Palm Springs, Jean is the ultimate insider. Her knowledge of Palm Springs history and architecture is unequaled. If Facebook were around back then, her friend list would have included Albert Einstein, Cary Grant, Groucho Marx, Elvis Presley, Howard Huges, Mae West, Liberace, and many more…
- Leland Y. Lee: Now 93, Leland worked with Julius Shulman for eight years. He was the first to shoot the Arthur Elrod house in 1968 for House and Garden Magazine. He had his first solo exhibition last year and will be showing four additional prints this year at the gallery.
- Mathew Sumich: Artist and landscape designer who collaborated with all of the renowned Palm Springs Modernists including John Lautner, Donald Wexler, William Cody and Albert Frey. Reared in Southern California, he is now 79 and moved to Palm Springs in 1957.
- Nel Ivancich: Artist and creator who also traveled the same creative circles. Her current project Paper or Plastic, will be on show at the gallery.
- Moderated by Sam Heaton
After they dish on what it was like to live, work, and design back then, join us for a private reception. Frey, Lee, Sumich and Ivancich are all featured artists this month.
After the panel, we’ll head back to the Ace Hotel Palm Springs, where we’ve secured a block of rooms and a special rate, to sip our own martinis, or perhaps their signature Figa cocktail, made with fig-infused vodka.
PS Modernists: Insider Stories
Saturday, February 26
1:00pm to 2:30pm: Panel discussion and Q&A session followed by reception
1090 N. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262