Tom’s Blog

California Dreamin’

After talking the talk, we finally walked the walk. Specifically, my good friend, Barry, and I have often talked of visiting the famous Los Angeles rock venues of the 60’s and 70’s. (That’s what guys turning 60 do.)                          

Museum Show

The  exhibition continues through August 9, 2014. Visit The University of Mississippi Museum website for more information

Ole Miss vs. Mizzou

The University of Missouri vs. Ole Miss football game provided reason enough for an extended cultural road trip with good friends. Our circuitous route to Oxford, Mississippi went by way of Bentonville, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee                      

Color + Couture

I was one of the lucky 5 individuals asked to judge the 7th annual Color + Couture Fashion Show this past Friday, October 25th hosted by IIDA (International Interior Design Association). This creative gathering challenges design teams to create garments out of interior finish materials provided by national manufacturers. It was so much fun witnessing this spectacle. I only hope that...

Fast Times in California

Checked two things off my bucket list by attending the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance followed by two days of America’s Cup races in San Francisco Bay                        

Chicago NeoCon 2013

NeoCon 2013, the largest design exposition in North America, was held at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart from June 10th – 13th. My wife, Susie, and I flew up to Chicago Sunday afternoon for what was to be my 25th NeoCon. The following morning we were off to the Art Institute of Chicago to check out the museum’s new modern wing and...

Atlanta Art Adventure

I was recently given the opportunity to lecture at the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design. SCAD, for short. The day of my lecture, May 8th, was action packed. Meeting with graduate sculpture students in the morning, an afternoon facilities tour and my 6 p.m. lecture followed by a reception and dinner with board members and...