Alabama on Alabama is a month-long journey to the soul of the Modern South, held in the Boiler Room and showroom at Heath in San Francisco. Refined, raw and radical, the Modern South connects place, people, process, and tradition in a way that cuts across geography and time. From July 24, 2015, the Boiler Room will exhibit the work of the widely acclaimed and celebrated textile artist, designer, and slow design pioneer Natalie Chanin. It will also include work by Butch Anthony, best known for his “intertwangled” paintings and creations using found objects and materials, and works on paper by outsider artist Mr. John Henry Toney. Alabama on Alabama will also feature the work of frequent Natalie Chanin collaborator and photographer Rinne Allen. Visit boilerroomsf.com to learn more.
OPENING PARTY @ BOILER ROOM
Come out to Heath Ceramics to celebrate the heart and soul of southern culture and the works of Natalie Chanin, Butch Anthony, Rinne Allen, and other artists. The show kicks off on July 24, 2015, with an opening party held in the Boiler Room and showroom at Heath in San Francisco. If you can’t make it to the party, the show will run through August 23rd.
Join Heath’s Creative Director, Cathy Bailey, and Natalie for a special conversation about design and making, as they talk about their creative process and collaboration. The informal talk is part of our Makeshift initiative and is free and open to the public with limited seating. An interactive workshop will follow the talk. Tickets are $85 and include instruction and materials to make and design a DIY Canvas Tote.
POP-UP STORE @ HEATH CERAMICS
In addition to the works on display in the Boiler Room, the Heath showroom will host an Alabama Chanin pop-up store. It will include home furnishings (like our new collaboration with 6397 and Stella Ishii pictured above), our A. Chanin machine-sewn line (made in Alabama), Southern treats, light paintings by Rinne Allen, and updates to the Alabama Chanin + Heath line of tableware (new collaboration pieces). The pop-up will run from July 24th – August 23rd and is an exclusive chance to shop Alabama Chanin on the west coast.
DIY TRUNK SHOW + BOOK SIGNING
For our maker community, A Verb For Keeping Warm has a special evening planned with Natalie on Wednesday, July 29th. AVFKW owner, Kristine, and Natalie will talk about Natalie’s new book, Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns, and Natalie will be on hand to sign books. The Studio Style DIY Trunk Show will run throughout the month and give you a chance to try on the basic, unadorned pieces while reviewing a selection of fabric swatches that can be made into custom DIY Kits.
FOLLOW NATALIE TO CALIFORNIA
Via Instagram:@alabamachanin #alabamaonalabama
Coming the week of July 20th, new pieces will be available on AlabamaChanin.com and at Heath’s showroom.