THE ELMORE RESIDENCE // 1613 PARK AVENUE
From the owner:
"This house enables me to blend my enjoyment of modern and contemporary art and design with the rich fabric of Fan life. The challenge was to make a modern and contemporary aesthetic jive with a turn of the century Victorian house. By highlighting art and furniture that is both challenging and classic, we were able to create a vibe that respects and salutes the timelessness of the home’s architecture and rich heritage, while also pointing to the future as something new, exciting, and different. The art and furniture collections span decades, genres, methods, and materials, in each case presenting objects that I believe possess a significant aesthetic or idea. Everything I collect is certainly beautiful, but more importantly, meant to engage the viewer, whether in the beauty of simplicity, or the challenge of provocative ideas or process—always embracing an engaging conversation between the classic and the new.
I was extremely fortunate to have many talented friends contribute greatly to putting the house together, each of whom really understood and embraced what I was trying to accomplish: countless artist friends, Kelly Blanchard, Michael Sparks, Bev Reynolds, Sally and David Ramert, and numerous others."
speakers: Michael Sparks, owner Michael Sparks Design and Bev Reynolds, owner Reynold's Gallery
time: 5:30-7:30, speakers at 6:15 with short Q&A following. Guests are welcome to tour the home before and after the speakers.
cost: Modern Richmond events are free, but a suggested cash donation of $5 per person is appreciated.
location: 1613 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23220
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