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“Ralph W. Burnham & Private Collections”
Gallery Talk

Lisanne Miller

Lisanne Miller, Wells, ME and TBD

Dates:  Evening – Friday, August 18, 2017 
Time:  6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $30.00 / Sauder Village Members $25.00  
Supply Fee: None
Location: Founder's Hall - Exhibit Hall
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This Gallery Talk will focus on several collections – Special Exhibit – Ralph W. Burnham and the Private Collections of notable men collectors. 


Lisanne Miller – Lisanne and Ron Miller are the current owners of the Ralph W. Burnham copper plates and rug patterns, formerly part of the private collection of the Cushing family. Lisanne teaches across the United States and recently achieved the status of “Fellow” and a Master Craftsmen of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi—recently named as one of the Top 40 Artists. In 2016, they merged their business P is for Primitives with their newly acquired W. Cushing & Co.


Gallery Talks - Each year we present significant collections of work featuring noteworthy artists – both contemporary and historic. These collections offer interesting topics, remarkable techniques, geographic influences, and fascinating stories. Gallery Talks are a rare opportunity to see the exhibits through the eyes of the designer, creator, curator, authority, or descendant. Gallery Talks are also an exceptional learning tool -- learn how to take the aspects that you admire and apply them to your own work. Or if you are a collector, learn more about the rugs you are collecting.

This presentation will take place in the exhibit hall, so that the speakers can refer to individual rugs, discuss interesting details and reveal little known facts. At the end of the Gallery Talk, the speakers will be happy to answer your questions -- so come prepared. Seating will be provided throughout the Gallery Talk.

For more information on Exhibits and Speakers, please see the Exhibit page. For classes relevant to these exhibits, please see our Retreat and Workshop pages.

Teacher will contact students prior to class: No.

Level:  Everyone welcome, no prior rug hooking knowledge or experience required. 

Supply/Kit description: None

Students Need to Bring: Optional: Pen and paper for notes.