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The Decorative Arts Society of Orange County Announces its 23nd Annual Series of Lecture Guests and Programs

The Decorative Arts Society is pleased to announce our 2017/2018 guest lecture series.The lecture series is held at Edwards Big Newport Theatre at 300 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Breakfast Buffet begins at 9:30 and the speaker is from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Non-members/guests are welcome to attend for a $75.00 fee payable at the door. The 2017/2018 Schedule is as follows. Detailed descriptions can be found on the DARTS website at

Modernism Week

23rd Series of Lectures & Receptions – October 2017 through April 2018

October 10, 2017 – Steve and Brooke Giannetti, Architect and Interior Designer -- "Stories and Dreams: Designing a Personal Home"

November 14, 2017 -- Susanna Salk, Designer and Stylist -– "Decorate Fearlessly with Susanna Salk"

February 13, 2018 -- Bobby McAlpine, Architect -- "Poetry of Place"

March 13, 2018 -- Ben Page, Landscape Architect -– "Tradition in Transition – Profiles in Design"

April 10, 2018 -- Brian Coleman, Author -- "Porthault: The Art of Luxury Linens"

Through this series their members expand their knowledge of the decorative arts. Their subscriptions and donations to the Decorative Arts Society provide funds for projects and programs which benefit women and children in Orange County.

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