Details of SAPFM Gateway Chapter
Free — Summer Meeting 2011
Society of American Period Furniture Makers
Date: Saturday, July 30th, 2011
Time: 9:00 am till 5:00 pm -Dinner/BBQ to follow
Location:Fontainebleau Subdivision Clubhouse
12701 Grandview, Overland Park, KS 66213
Are you interested in period furniture? By period furniture I mean the great Chippendale and Queen Anne pieces of the 18th century, the delicate and intricate inlaid pieces from the era of our new country after the revolution. This is the furniture that fills all the historic homes and museums on the East Coast, from Independence Hall to Mount Vernon, to the Metropolitan Museum in New York City (click on the images to enlarge them):
Most of these landmarks are far from the Midwest; but you might be surprised that the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM) has an active Chapter, right in our area. On July 30th, Calvin Hobbs is hosting a SAPFM meeting in Overland Park, Kansas, followed by BBQ and beverages. Craftsmen and enthusiasts from several of the surrounding states discuss period furniture, show off their work, and enjoy a good time of fellowship. Outstanding presenters include Tony Kubalak, accomplished furniture maker, carver, and author of “Carving 18th Century Furniture Elements,” and Joel Ficke, teacher and maker of period furniture at his school in Wisconsin. A detailed schedule of the day is attached in PDF format – click on the following link to open the document: SAPFM Summer 2011, meeting schedule.
♦ This meeting is free; we request you pay for only for food and refreshments. After this meeting, I suspect you might feel the need to join the SAPFM — then you will be ready to get involved in the Fall meeting!
Guests are encouraged to come, but we need a head count. Contact Calvin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a Comment below, to confirm that you will be there. Please let Calvin or I know if you have any questions.
— Al Navas