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Archive: Apr 2017

Peacock Room Remix: How Does Your Patron Value Your Art?

The Backstory Around 1876 Mr. Leyland bought a home at 49 Prince’s Gate in the neighborhood of Kensington in London.  Mr. Leyland remodeled and upgraded his home with the help of architectures Richard Norman Shaw and Thomas Jeckyll.  Jeckyll was responsible for creating a new dining room, which he envisioned as a porcelain room. Thomas…

Cherry Blossom Tour at the Tidal Basin

Cherry Blossoms Washington DC

This year I arranged for our club to have a Cherry Blossom Tour at the Tidal Basin during the Cherry Blossom Festival.   Usually, by this time of the year frost has nipped the cherry blossoms off the trees, and the wind is unbearable.  But this year the wind wasn’t freezing, and there were plenty of beautiful cherry blossoms…