|EXPANSION OF DEERFIELD ARTS
AND CRAFTS ANNUAL EXHIBIT.
Display of Oriental and European
Textiles--Pictures by Local Artists.
The annual exhibit of the Deerfield Arts and Crafts Society will be the most
important of any in its history and it will include some new features. It takes
place July 10-13, from 10 to 6. Recent pictures by local artists will be shown,
by Augustus Vincent Tack, Elbridge Kingsley, Ruel Crompton Tuttle, George Spencer
Fuller, William Hills Hutchins, Ethelbert Brown and Willis Adams.
Among those to be shown by Mr. Tack will be portraits of Mary P. Wells Smith
and Miss Florence Stebbins. These will be exhibited at the crafts barn. At the
same place there will be a loan collection of foreign textiles, comprising rare
old speciments loaned from private sources, and including Eastern Austrian peasant
work, Japanese and Chinese fabrics and embroideries, printed cottons from India
and Java, Italian and Rhodian needle work. This will be a very remarkable exhibit
and will attract experts from a distance. It will be valuable educationally,
as showing some of the wonders of color and design accompanied in the Orient
and Europe. Distant friends of Deerfield to a considerable number have been
drawn upon for this display. Among those who will exhibit liberally are Charles
M. Pepper of Concord, who will send a collection of Japanese and Javanese work,
also a remarkable collection of Greek work from a Boston friend.
The regular crafts exhibits will be at some of the old houses. At the Miller
house there will be the work of the Blue and White Society, weaving by Mrs.
Thorn, and copper work by Mrs. Agnes Wynne; at the Stebbins house, Albany road,
the work of the Deerfield basket makers; at the studio, Albany road, jewelry
and enamels by Mrs. Madeline Yale Wynne and Miss Putnam; at the village room,
the work of the Pocumtuck basket makers of the Deerfield rug makers, and netting
and tufted spreads by Mrs. Henry; at the Allen house photographs by the Misses