Past Events 


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The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging : Mother’s Day Ikebana

 May 12, 2018

This workshop, led by Ikebana Master Junko Miura  introduced guests to the history of ikebana - the art of Japanese flower arranging. She demonstrated basic cutting and arrangement techniques focusing on Moribana style. Guests then created their own arrangements using seasonal dogwood branches and peonies. 

 The Work and Lives of Antonin & Noémi Raymond: First Anniversary of the Raymond Farm Center for Living Arts & Design  May 5, 2018  Raymond Farm Centre Director, John DeFazio, presented the extraordinary work and lives of  Noémi and Antonin Raymond . Mr. DeFazio then reflected on the first year of the Raymond Farm Center along with upcoming events and exciting plans for the Center’s future. 

The Work and Lives of Antonin & Noémi Raymond: First Anniversary of the Raymond Farm Center for Living Arts & Design

May 5, 2018

Raymond Farm Centre Director, John DeFazio, presented the extraordinary work and lives of Noémi and Antonin Raymond. Mr. DeFazio then reflected on the first year of the Raymond Farm Center along with upcoming events and exciting plans for the Center’s future. 

 Japanese Tea Ceremony hosted by the Raymond Farm Center & Nakashima Woodworkers   April 29, 2018  The 80 year relationship between the Raymond and Nakashima families was commemorated in a carefully curated tea ceremony.  Tea master, Taeko Shervin Sensei, of the Urasenke Tea School,  conducted the ceremony of select teas and sweets in the George Nakashima-designed tearoom, which will be graced with specially arranged ikebana.    The ceremony itself featured a curated selection of Dōgu (teaimplements and utensils), Kakejiku (the Japanese scroll painting or calligraphy that is to be contemplated during the ceremony), and pottery selected from the Nakashima's and Urasenke tea school's private collections. The tea itself was heated by Sumidemae, the special charcoal-fire procedure that took five days to prepare.

Japanese Tea Ceremony hosted by the Raymond Farm Center & Nakashima Woodworkers 

April 29, 2018

The 80 year relationship between the Raymond and Nakashima families was commemorated in a carefully curated tea ceremony.  Tea master, Taeko Shervin Sensei, of the Urasenke Tea School,  conducted the ceremony of select teas and sweets in the George Nakashima-designed tearoom, which will be graced with specially arranged ikebana.  

The ceremony itself featured a curated selection of Dōgu (teaimplements and utensils), Kakejiku (the Japanese scroll painting or calligraphy that is to be contemplated during the ceremony), and pottery selected from the Nakashima's and Urasenke tea school's private collections. The tea itself was heated by Sumidemae, the special charcoal-fire procedure that took five days to prepare.

 Memorial Hall Steelworkers Building, Yawata, Japan, 1954, Antonin Raymond Architects 

Memorial Hall Steelworkers Building, Yawata, Japan, 1954, Antonin Raymond Architects 

The Art (& Science) of Structural Engineering with Alex Stadel, PE

November 4, 2017

This lecture for  provided an overview of the engineering fields and explored how understanding materials, forces, and forms can lead to innovative engineering solutions. Alex Stadel is a licensed professional structural engineer for Keast & Hood Structural Engineers in Philadelphia, PA

 

 Morning Light, Painted by Jane Ramsey

Morning Light, Painted by Jane Ramsey

Fall Color : Painting from Nature 

October 21, 2027 

Local Plien Air artist Jane Ramsey led an afternoon full of  paints, pastels, color pencils and plenty of inspiration from the Bucks County fall foliage. 

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First Annual Fall Soirée

October 7, 2017

Guests enjoyed a beautiful evening in the Raymond Farm House. The event commenced with a VIP tour of the Raymond Farm Center, which included a talk by our Artist in Residence, Mirimam Carpenter, and featured live french jazz by the Hot Club of Philadelphia, delicious small plates prepared by Chadd Jenkins, formerly of Little Fish in Philadelphia, and a silent auction, which included a Stool by Nakashima Woodworkers, original pieces by Miriam carpenter, Jane Ramsey's Water Color of the Raymond Barn, along with books,  gift certificates to local businesses, and museum experiences. 

 Art of the Barn Tour and Art Show

Art of the Barn Tour and Art Show

September 30-October 1

The Bucks County Audubon Society's annual Art of Barn Tour featured the 18th century barn on the Raymond Farm. The public was encouraged to explore the Raymond Property and Farmhouse. 

Painting by Jane Ramsey 

 After  Wright: Pathfinders of Regionalism & Sustainability - Rudolf Schindler, Richard Neutra, Antonin & Noémi Raymond.  September 23  One day symposium on the work of the European/American architects, Rudolf Schindler, Richard Neutra, Antonin & Noémi (Pernessin) Raymond, who came to the United States and worked for Frank Lloyd Wright, and then pioneered the development of Modern Architecture in their own unique directions. This symposium focused on the work of these architects, their relationship with Wright, and the contributions and implications of their work today.   The Symposium was in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects - Custom Residential Architects Network, AIA New York Cultural Facilities Committee and coordinated with the Museum of Modern Art.   AIA CES: 5.0 LU | 5.0 HSW   Presentations :   Barry Bergdoll -   Tokyo and the Farm : Wright's new departures in the 1910's and 1920's    Judith Sheine  -   Schindler and Wright: The Second and First Space Architects    Barbara Lamprecht -   How to Stretch Space: Richard Neutra’s Strategies for Trickery    William Whitaker -   In this Room: The Raymonds and the Place of Personality   The symposium was followed by a farm to table dinner with the lecturers at the Raymond Studio, hosted by the Raymond Family.  

After  Wright: Pathfinders of Regionalism & Sustainability - Rudolf Schindler, Richard Neutra, Antonin & Noémi Raymond.

September 23

One day symposium on the work of the European/American architects, Rudolf Schindler, Richard Neutra, Antonin & Noémi (Pernessin) Raymond, who came to the United States and worked for Frank Lloyd Wright, and then pioneered the development of Modern Architecture in their own unique directions. This symposium focused on the work of these architects, their relationship with Wright, and the contributions and implications of their work today. 

The Symposium was in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects - Custom Residential Architects Network, AIA New York Cultural Facilities Committee and coordinated with the Museum of Modern Art.  AIA CES: 5.0 LU | 5.0 HSW

Presentations :

Barry Bergdoll - Tokyo and the Farm : Wright's new departures in the 1910's and 1920's

Judith Sheine -  Schindler and Wright: The Second and First Space Architects

Barbara Lamprecht - How to Stretch Space: Richard Neutra’s Strategies for Trickery

William Whitaker - In this Room: The Raymonds and the Place of Personality

The symposium was followed by a farm to table dinner with the lecturers at the Raymond Studio, hosted by the Raymond Family.  

 Open House featuring Guided Tour led by William Whitaker  & Japanese Teas and Sweets  August 5, 2017  Our August Open House featured Japanese Teas and Sweets, and a special tour of the Raymond House by, William Whitaker, who is the leading expert on the Raymonds.    

Open House featuring Guided Tour led by William Whitaker  & Japanese Teas and Sweets

August 5, 2017

Our August Open House featured Japanese Teas and Sweets, and a special tour of the Raymond House by, William Whitaker, who is the leading expert on the Raymonds. 

 

 Vanishing Architecture : Lecture by Joshua Lessard   July 22, 2017   The Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Cultures and the Vernacular Architecture of Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, Patagonia, & Small Island Developing States. 

Vanishing Architecture : Lecture by Joshua Lessard 

July 22, 2017 

The Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Cultures and the Vernacular Architecture of Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, Patagonia, & Small Island Developing States. 

 Drawing From Nature  June 10, 2017  Artists of all skill levels joined us with their sketch pads for a day of drawing around the Raymond Farm. Participants produced work in a variety of mediums including pastels and watercolor. 

Drawing From Nature

June 10, 2017

Artists of all skill levels joined us with their sketch pads for a day of drawing around the Raymond Farm. Participants produced work in a variety of mediums including pastels and watercolor. 

 The Landscape Architecture of James Rose : Book signing and presentation with Dean Cardasis  June 3, 2017  Dean Cardasis is a professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University and is the director of the James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design.

The Landscape Architecture of James Rose : Book signing and presentation with Dean Cardasis

June 3, 2017

Dean Cardasis is a professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University and is the director of the James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design.

 Art of the Kimono Workshop  May 13, 2017   Professional kimono dresser, Tamiko Laincz, dressed each guest individually from her own collection of kimono, which included various styles for women, men, and children. Guests then had a professional photoshoot on and around the Raymond Farm grounds. 

Art of the Kimono Workshop

May 13, 2017 

Professional kimono dresser, Tamiko Laincz, dressed each guest individually from her own collection of kimono, which included various styles for women, men, and children. Guests then had a professional photoshoot on and around the Raymond Farm grounds. 

 Artist Talk with Miriam Carpenter  May 6 , 2017  Our first artist in residence shared her process, journey, inspirations and connection to wood. 

Artist Talk with Miriam Carpenter

May 6 , 2017

Our first artist in residence shared her process, journey, inspirations and connection to wood. 

 New York CFA Tour of Nakashima Studio and Raymond Farm Center  April 22, 2017  Visitors from the New York Center for Architecture spent the day in Bucks County, touring the Raymond Farm Center after visiting Nakashima Studios. 

New York CFA Tour of Nakashima Studio and Raymond Farm Center

April 22, 2017

Visitors from the New York Center for Architecture spent the day in Bucks County, touring the Raymond Farm Center after visiting Nakashima Studios.