Dear <<First Name>>,
We are writing today to share with you two exciting announcements. The first is the new name we have bestowed on our property following the establishment of the Land Trust agreement. As you can imagine, this took some thought. Alan nixed the idea of “Iglitzin’s Farm” and suggested, instead, that we celebrate a particular flower that he has lovingly cultivated all over the property. So, we did and are pleased to unveil “Trillium Woods Farm.”
The farm has been draped in exquisite white beauty this past month, and we have had fun tromping around in white fluff up to our knees. Now we are more than ready for the snow to make way for spring!
The second exciting announcement is that Tim Girvin, the founder and chief creative officer of GIRVIN / Strategic Branding and Design, has created two stunning new logos for us—one for Concerts In The Barn, and the other for Trillium Woods Farm. If the logos look familiar, they should; about 40 years ago, Tim graciously agreed to create logos for the Philadelphia String Quartet, Alan’s quartet that performed at the barn during its early years and the Olympic Music Festival, which took place on the farm from 1985 through 2015.
Alan has often spoken of Tim’s past generosity with great reverence and is well aware of the professional success Tim has enjoyed in the intervening years. Today, Tim Girvin is recognized internationally as a designer, writer, illustrator, photographer, and calligrapher, and considered an expert on brand development. His client list spans the globe, and he now has offices in Seattle, San Francisco, New York, and Tokyo. Tim is a frequent speaker on strategic branding and you can learn much more about his artistic philosophy and work at www.girvin.com.
Last fall, I contacted Tim to see if he would help us in the new reincarnation of our chamber music series. Despite his very busy work schedule, Tim was exceptionally gracious and agreed to do so. To say we are thrilled with what he has created is an understatement!
Here’s how Tim described his creative process:
“These utilize a customized GIRVIN font that I designed,
called, appropriately, “GIRVALIA.” It’s modeled after a
1st century Imperial Roman epigraphic sample
that I gathered rubbings from, in Rome.
So this font is our foundation, the logos are treated
as disparate elements, stylistically aligned
with all the work to date.
These are then shown in possible lock-ups—
Trillium Woods and Concerts in the Barn.
The flourishes are hand-drawn on roughened paper.
I drew them to match, but to contrast the
clean rendering of the typography.”
We are so pleased to be able to link both the farm and our concert series with these beautiful works of art. As many of you know, they have often adorned what we used to call “Festival Fashions.” We’re thinking of reviving these fashions this summer and would like your opinion. Please let us know if you would like to see this happen, and if so, what would you like to see the most—sweatshirts? Tees? Vests? Zip-up jackets or hoodies? Drop us an email at email@example.com and let us know!
Finally, what would a newsletter from a not-for-profit arts organization be without a call for donations? Bringing to the community three weekends of free, outstanding concerts performed by the amazing Carpe Diem String Quartet requires a community effort. Alan and I are so grateful for the financial support many of you have shown since we announced the 2019 season. If you haven’t already given, please consider making a gift today.
Click the green button to make an online donation now, or at any time from our website or Facebook page. You may also mail a check to: 7360 Center Rd, Quilcene, WA 98376.
It may still be winter, but we are busy planning for the summer and before then, a very special event to herald the arrival of spring. You’ll hear more about that in our March newsletter.
With warm regards,
Leigh & Alan