|I need to own this book! This image is from the Campesena Series Tapestries by Evelyn Ackerman, 1971|
Friday night, we were lucky enough to find a parking spot on Smelrose Avenue, right across the street from Reform Gallery. The gallery was packed and people were spilling out onto the sidewalk. The occasion: A book signing and exhibit of the works of Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman. The name of the book is "Hand-In-Hand: Ceramics, Mosaics, Tapestries and Woodcarvings by the California Mid-Century Designers Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman" by Dan Chavkin and Lisa Thackaberry. Evelyn passed away in 2012, but Jerome was there, smiling and signing books.
|Jerome Ackerman, seated @Reform Gallery|
We ran into many friends at the gallery, but it was sooo crowded that we really could not get our hands on a copy of the book, let alone purchase one. We must make a return trip.
There were tapestries on the walls by Evelyn Ackerman, for sale! This store is just chock full o' fantastic decorative items and furniture from the mid-century era in America.
|Tapestries for sale designed by Evelyn Ackerman|
|Wood carving by Jerome Ackerman|
|Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman in 2012 at CAFAM opening exhibit|
|The Ackermans in 1949|
I've always loved Evelyn's whimsical artwork. In 2012 The Craft and Folk Art Museum held a retrospective of the Ackerman's work. The exhibit was quite extensive. I wrote about it HERE, where you can view more examples of their fine work.
Oh Larry, hint hint...this book would make a lovely holiday gift for your wife.