Meetups

TOUR OF THE HILTON CINCINNATI NETHERLAND PLAZA HOTEL

Friday, April 22nd, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Like many older downtowns, Cincinnati’s has undergone a renaissance and a building boom in the last twenty years. Anchoring this renaissance are architectural gems from earlier eras such as the Carew Tower and the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Hotel. This 30-minute walking tour of the hotel, conducted by the Hilton staff, will introduce the grandeur of the Art Deco period in this ‘city within a city’. You will be dazzled by the Rookwood Seahorses in the Palm Court, the Hentschel 2-story tile frieze and much, much more.

RECEPTION AND TOUR OF OLD WORLD RESTORATION

Friday, April 22nd, 2 PM – 4 PM Old World Restoration will host a reception/open house for AAPA convention registered members. The facility is located a short distance from the hotel, and members will travel there in their own vehicles, or by a local express bus which runs from the hotel area directly to Old World. Further details will be available at the registration desk.

‘MEET THE AUTHOR’ BOOK SIGNING AT THE HOTEL

We will have a book signing for AAPA authors of pottery books on Friday, April 22nd, 5 PM – 7 PM. Come meet the authors, hear about books in progress, and perhaps buy a signed copy of their work. Interested authors should contact Patti Bourgeois at 508-679-5910 or PatsPots1997@aol.com to participate.

ART POTTERY AUCTION AT THE HOTEL

The auction will be held on Friday, April 22nd at 7 PM, at the Hilton. The preview will be from 4 PM – 7 PM. Our Auctioneer will be Cincinnati’s own STUART HOLMAN (www.StuartHolman.com). Our Auction Committee Chairperson is Lori Musico of KLM Studios, Inc., in Cincinnati. The auction is a major profit center for the association. Our success depends on donations and consignments from our members so please consider donating or consigning a pot(s). You will find a Donation/Consignment form on the AAPA website at www.AmArtPot.org. You will also find the form within this packet. If you have a donation or consignment for the auction or if you have questions, you may contact Lori directly at (513) 984-5021 or email Lori at lmusico@klmstudios.com. Pick up of consignments and donations will be available at Pottery Fest, in Maitland, FL on February 4-6, 2005 or at The Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC, February 18-20, 2005. Contact Lori for shipping information if not attending these shows. Seller’s commission will be 10% with a 10% buyer’s premium. We need pots but especially donations with the entire selling price going to the AAPA.

ART POTTERY SHOW & SALE AT THE HOTEL

The Art Pottery Show and Sale featuring American and European art pottery opens to convention registered members for a private viewing and sale from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM on Saturday, April 23rd. The show and sale, which will be in the Pavillon Caprice Ballroom at the Hilton, will open to the general public from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Saturday, and from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Sunday, April 24th. There is no admission fee for convention registered members. Admission is $6.00 per person for the general public.

SHOWCASE EXHIBITIONS/POWERPOINT PRESENTATION AT THE HOTEL

There will be three Showcase Exhibitions displayed at the convention. Two showcases will feature Cincinnati area potteries (CAP), including all types from Wheatley to Avon to Coultry to Dallas to Cincinnati Art Pottery to Dell to Strobl to Rookwood to Auburn, etc. There will be examples of CAP dating from 1875-1960. In all, some 15 or 16 art potteries. In addition, there will be an ongoing PowerPoint Presentation (PPP) of CAP during the show hours. Another showcase will feature two of Indiana’s potteries, AMACO and Overbeck. The subjects of all three Showcase Exhibitions are convention seminar topics as well. The curators will be on hand during the show and sale to discuss these works. There will be educational handouts and literature provided for all three exhibits and the PPP.

NOTE: You must have received your convention packet before you can register. Your convention packet will be sent in January, 2005 under separate cover or you may print a copy from this link. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to open these files. Download times vary depending on your connection speed. Thank you for your patience!