@ the Riverside Art Museum

Exhibition: October 29, 2016 – January 24, 2017

Opening Reception: October 28, 2017, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Considered to be one of the finest American woodworkers of the 20th century, Sam Maloof has inspired generations of woodworkers and furniture makers. Sit By Me brings the chairs of six modern furniture makers and designers side by side with Maloof, celebrating fine craftsmanship and the juncture between human creativity and manufacturing.

Sit By Me is part of a yearlong centennial celebration of the life of woodworker Sam Maloof.

Laura Kishimoto http://kishimotodesign.com

Reed Hansuld | http://www.reedfurnituredesign.com/gallery/

Geoffrey Keating | http://geoffreykeating.com/cabinetmakers-stool.html

Laura Mays | http://yaffemays.com

Brandon Morrison | http://whyrhymer.com

Mike Johnson from Maloof Woodworker | http://sammaloofwoodworker.com

Related Programming

Sit By Me + Land/Sky + ROMOLAND Opening Receptions (+ Building Improvements Unveiling) | Friday, October 28, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Free

Please join us for this special joint Opening Reception for Sit By Me | Chairs by Sam Maloof, Mike Johnson, Geoffrey Keating, Laura Kishimoto, Laura Mays, Brandon Morrison, and Reed Hansuld and Land/Sky | Paintings by Karen Kitchel and Eric Nash, as well as ROMOLAND. We will also be celebrating the improvements we have made to our historic Julia Morgan building.

An Evening of Maloof, Music, and Whiskey | Thursday, November 10, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Free with paid admission or membership

Melancholic, nostalgic, and, sometimes, mournful, Eva and the Vagabond Tales’ “antique European folk” music is a lush mix of accordion, melodica, autoharp, ukulele, guitar, and piano, played by musicians Eva Mikhailovna, Alan Arteaga, Jasmine Capitulo, Carol Heller, and Jacob Pflum. Eva and the Vagabond Tales classify their music as Western, Gypsy Folk, and Ragtime blended into a musical melting pot, creating an alluring sound that “transcends time and continents.”

J. Riley Distillery is back offering up some whiskey mixology so you can make your own cocktails at home, and, of course, they’ll be giving everyone a bit of whiskey history and a taste of J. Riley Distillery’s own handcrafted, award-winning whiskey as well.

In between whiskey tastings and musical sets, join curator Todd Wingate for informal tours of Sit By Me. Learn more about icon Sam Maloof and the new American masters of the craft of furniture making.

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