George Nakashima: The Soul of a Tree, in Austin.

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DWR Austin recently curated a very special event celebrating the master woodworking of George Nakashima and his daughter Mira Nakashima-Yarnall. Courtesy of Lindsay Nakashima (George’s great-niece) and Eugene George (both pictured below), two local collections were on display for one evening only, including vintage pieces dated from 1945.

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About 150 folks came out to hear Lindsay Nakashima’s intimate talk about her family’s legacy. Domy Bookstore was on hand offering copies of George Nakashima’s book, The Soul of a Tree, and Mira’s book, Nature, Form and Spirit. Whetstone Audio was present, spinning Japanese jazz, and Candor Wines of Paso Robles, California, sent a couple of cases of merlot to enjoy. The entire evening was a fantastic kick-off event to the holiday season. Learn more about George Nakashima and his legacy here.

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Posted by Vickie Collins, Studio Proprietor, Austin