Santtu Mustonen: NYCB Art Series 2017


The NYCB Art Series 2017 did not disappoint in color or scale. It was a wonderful night at the ballet in early February! Try not to miss the free, open hours for the general public to view the exhibition Saturday, February 18, through Sunday, February 26 at the following times:
Mon-Fri 10 AM – 5 PM
Sat 10 AM – 12 PM
Sun 10 AM – 1 PM

Sutton Initiative for Design Education (SIDE)


In the Spring of 2012, Salem Academy and College in Winston-Salem, NC opened the Sutton Initiative for Design Education (SIDE) named in honor of Salem Academy alumna Martha Allene Stevens Sutton A’71. SIDE includes donations of 900 books of furniture, architecture, design, history and interiors to Salem’s design research library that is one of the most impressive of its kind outside of Bienestock collection in High Point. The book collection is available for students at Salem’s Gramley library. In addition, SIDE has a program comprised of three components: collaboration, scholarship and research.

With a donation by the Suttons of nearly 40 chairs considered “icons” by furniture historians the Chair Library is the only one of its kind amongst colleges or universities in the United States of America.  Students will use the chairs for the inspiration and research they bring due to their unique design, materials and technology, innovation and creativity.

SIDE and the Chair Library were made possible through the generous support of Charles Sutton, Emily and Will Parsley, Marshall Sutton, David Sutton, Mrs. Allene B. Stevens, Mr. Paul Broyhill and the Broyhill Family Foundation and Mr. David B. Rea.

Click here for more images from the SIDE Chair Library:

Below you will find a sample of some of the chairs I found during my visit:


Sutton Initiative for Design Education (SIDE). Salem College. 2013. Photo by Erin Hylton


Sutton Initiative for Design Education (SIDE). Salem College. 2013. Photo by Erin Hylton

Public Art in New York City: Spring Edition

New blog post “Spring Into Public Art” on The Tammany! The post provides information on public art around New York City you must see this season.

Information on The Tammany: “Formed by a brother-sister duo born in Brooklyn and raised in Manhattan, The Tammany provides a platform for the voice of New York’s youth, often drowned out by a sea of pretenders. Like our namesake, our guiding principle is to get away with being ridiculous. With op-eds, reviews, and good old-fashioned rants, The Tammany voices opinion on everything from your shoe-laces to your politics. We don’t subscribe to what Nebraskans say is hip in New York and we can’t take ourselves serious enough to try. The Tammany is by natives for the world.” – The Tammany