“Living with Legacies”
Roundtable Featuring Descendants of Frances Adler Elkins & Her Associates:
With David Boyd, Jayne and Gary Gasperson, Carolyn Gold and Judy Schmidt
Frances Adler Elkins, (7 November 1888 – 26 August 1953), was one of the twentieth century's most prominent female designers. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1888 and was the sister of architect David Adler. Their travels together in Europe inspired her passion for design. She found inspiration in the work of Jean-Michel Frank and Alberto Giacometti. She developed an eclectic and bold style through the use of color and furnishings. Elkins had the tendency to mix time periods and styles in nearly every room she completed. During the 1930s, Elkin's reputation spread, giving her the title "decorator of choice" in San Francisco. By the end of her career, she had collaborated with Adler to complete fifteen large scale houses. She also designed residential areas such as the Haas Apartment (California), the North Shore House (Illinois) and the Winslow House (California) as well as commercial buildings like the Del Monte Properties Company (California).
“Bringing Home the Light: From Monet’s Garden to Monterey”
Elizabeth Murray – author and 2013 Featured Artist is best-known for her work helping to restore Monet's gardens and photographing them for 25 years. Her photos have traveled with Monet's paintings to eight museums, and are published annually in calendars and the award winning Monet's Passion: Ideas, Inspiration & Insights from the Painter's Gardens. She completely re-wrote Monet's Passion for it's 20th anniversary edition. Currently she has a photographic Show at the New York Botanical Gardens celebrating Monet's Garden May 19 - October 21.
“Architect Julia Morgan and the Monterey Connection”
Victoria Kastner – historian at Hearst Castle State Historic Park and author of Hearst Castle: Biography of a Country House and Hearst's San Simeon: The Gardens and the Land. She has written and lectured about San Simeon's land and buildings for nearly thirty years. She has master's degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara and George Washington University and lives in Los Osos, California.
“The Historic Building Legacy in Santa Barbara & Monterey: Past, Present, Future”
Dr. Jarrell Jackman - author and Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (partner with California State Parks at El Presidio de Santa Barbara). Dr. Jackman received his Ph.D. in history at the University of Santa Barbara, California, where he studied under the cultural and architectural historian, Harold Kirker, author of several books, most notably, California's Architectural Frontier. Dr. Jackman has authored and edited numerous volumes such as The Muses Flee Hitler (Smithsonian Press) and Santa Barbara: Historical Themes and Images.