Monthly Archives: July 2010

Darwall Draws a Crowd

Randall Darwall, shown here with ACE co-chairs Jan McKnight (left) and Karen Ribbon, discussed design and details of his fiber-cloth art at a special presentation in anticipation of the American Craft Exhibition (please see accompanying article).


Reserve Your Tickets for the ACE Preview Party Today!

Looking for a magic moment that’s also tax-deductible? Then book your calendar for the evening of Thursday, August 26. The American Craft Exhibition Preview Party promises a beautiful setting, cocktails, exquisite hors d’oeuvres and desserts,  and, most importantly, a chance to see and shop the show before it opens the following day.

For even more exclusive access, you’ll want to attend the Joan Kowing McGregor Collectors’ Hour (5:30-6:30 p.m.).  This event memorializes a dedicated Auxiliary member who died of  cancer. Tickets for the Collectors’ Hour are $150 each.  Tickets for the Preview Party (6:30-9:00 p.m.) are $100 each, and include admission to the show each day. Amounts in excess of $40 per person are considered a charitable contribution, and all funds from both events will benefit breast- and ovarian-cancer research at Northshore University Health System.

Don’t miss this memorable evening, to be held at Northwestern University’s Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, 2311 North Campus Drive, Evanston.  To reserve your tickets, call the Auxiliary office at 847-570-5095, or email Jenny Bruffey at

Wonderful Things You’ll Find at ACE

View this fascinating video, taken at the recent ACE Craft in America event, to learn what’s in store for you at ACE 2010!

Fiber Artist to Speak July 10 at Block Museum

“The Uncommon Thread: A Conversation with Randall Darwall,” features the well-known ACE fiber artist discussing his work as a studio cloth-maker and artist. The event will take place on Saturday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston. Please join us at 10:30 a.m. for a pre-discussion coffee reception!
Darwall will display his work at ACE 2010, to be held August 27-29.