Design NC: Celebrating Life and Style in Design
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Fundraising event for The Cameron Art Museum
The Cameron Art Museum’s springtime fundraiser is back! On May 6th, join us at the CAM as Design NC celebrates the exuberance of lifestyle in design. Enjoy engaging presentations from neo-traditionalist interior designer Ashley Whittaker, renowned ceramicist Christopher Spitzmiller and tastemaker and author Frances Schultz. A beautiful luncheon will also take place in the CAM courtyard along with book signings by all three authors throughout the day. As this event will take place in person, the CAM will be following any CDC guidelines for safe gathering practices.
Vision of Design NC
The Vision of Design NC is to elevate support and awareness for Cameron Art Museum through an annual forum that celebrates the craft of design and provides regional outreach to design professionals, students and arts enthusiasts.
Celebrating Life and Style in Design
9:00- Check-in at CAM.
9:30- Opening remarks by CAM and Design NC committee.
9:45-10:30- Ashley Whittaker presents her charming interiors and inside scoop of her new book, The Well-Loved House.
10:45-11:15- Christopher Spitzmiller reviews topics from renovations to collecting antiques while showcasing pieces from his famed ceramic lamp, tabletop and accessories collection.
11:30-12:30- Lunch in the tented CAM courtyard
12:45-1:30- Frances Schultz’s presentation. Frances Schultz delights with entertaining ideas that span from tabletops to menu planning to favorite recipes.
1:30-2:00- Ask any of our keynote speakers your questions during the Question & Answer session.
2:00- This time at the end of the event is your chance to get a personalized copy of Ashley’s book, The Well-Loved House; Christopher’s book, A Year at Clove Brook Farm; or Frances’s latest title, California Cooking and Southern Style.
After the event, please take a moment to enjoy the North Carolina antiques exhibition curated with pieces from the MESDA collection and vignettes designed by local interior designers.
Described as a “neo-traditionalist”, Ashley Whittaker reveals her fresh and modern perspective on traditional design and architecture in all of her work. The New York City decorator’s…
Christopher’s iconic ceramic lamp designs draw inspiration from classical forms and traditional gem-like glazes. He began his career in Georgetown in Washington, D.C. where he worked out of an…
Wayfinder, writer, speaker, artist, and seeker, Frances re-directed her life and career during the pandemic of 2020 to become a certified Martha Beck Wayfinder life coach and master coach-in-training…
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