Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Carleton Varney to speak at IMA Alliance Spring Luncheon

Carleton Varney (pictured), the world renowned interior designer, is the headliner for the annual spring luncheon of the Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, on Wednesday (14 March).

Varney's presentation will be in the DeBoest Lecture Hall of the IMA at 10:30 a.m., followed by luncheon in Deer Zink Pavilion.

Tickets are $40 for the luncheon and program ($25 for program only). Reservations deadline was yesterday (5 March), but if you're interested, go ahead and call the Alliance Office at 317-923-1331 ext. 435. Chances are good you can still reserve a slot.

Carleton Varney is the President/Owner of Dorothy Draper & Co. Inc., located in New York City. It is the oldest established interior design firm in the United States and is named after the founder of the company, Dorothy Draper, one of the doyennes of interior design from the 1920's to the 1960's.

Carleton Vamey, one of America's best known interior designers, is also a well known newspaper columnist and author of more than 20 books. He was the design consultant to the Carter Presidential Library and for numerous functions at the White House. In years past, he restored and redecorated the Official Vice President's Residence in Washington D.C., the Governor's Mansion in West Virginia, the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, and is associated with the restoration and decoration of countless hotels and resorts all over the world, among them: Dromoland Castle in Ireland, The Waldorf Towers in New York, The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, The Breakers in Palm Beach and the Greenbrier Hotel in West Virginia.

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