A big shout out to Pete Mars for the absolutely amazing presentation on May 21, 2022 on the life and artwork of Robert Darr Wert! Well researched with many unknown tidbits that he uncovered and shared with us. What an honor to have some of the Wert family and former employees in the audience chiming in with their own recollections.
And a special thanks to the over 70 people who attended this talk while braving the 85 degree heat and humidity! It truly was a memorable event including the rousing game of "Bob or Not Bob" !
Thank you Pete for your curiosity and incredible research - we all walked away a little more knowledgeable and appreciative of this wonderful Gill artist. If you missed the event please enjoy this encore presentation.
Wert collector and researcher Peter Mars is trained in interior design and worked extensively in that field designing retail and residential spaces, furniture, and home products. He was assistant chair of Interior Design at Parsons School of Design, and Homekeeping Editor and photo stylist at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in New York City. As board member and curator at The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms in New Jersey, he curated the museum's collection of Gustav Stickley furniture and home products, producing numerous exhibitions. Currently living in Providence, RI, he is working on several books, including one on Robert Darr Wert and Country Prints.
This program was supported in part by a grant from the Gill Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.