Tuesday Program: Gudrun Sjdn A Colourful Universe

Event Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Event Time: 11:00 am 

Panel Discussion Guest Speakers: Wanja Djanaieff,
Monica Ekervik-Hedman, Laurie Jacobi, Peggy Korsmo-Kennon

 The American Swedish Institute leadership staff and members of the Gudrun Sjdn design team will be visiting The Womans Club to share with us as they prepare to open a new exhibition celebrating the career and boldly feminine collections of Gudrun Sjdn, the renowned Swedish textile designer and entrepreneur, of her remarkable colorful eco-conscious business.

We will learn about her design processes and female-focused philosophies and positive thinking. The exhibit, which will have a First Look Viewing Party Opening on Thursday, July 26 at 7:00 pm, is on display at the American Swedish Institute from July 27 - October 28, 2018. It is a visually striking display of original watercolors, samples of her textiles and clothing and archival constructed catalogs of the designer who is often considered the godmother of Swedish fashion. Members are encouraged to wear Gudrun Sjdn clothing if they are fortunate enough to own a piece or two.

This event is open for Members to invite guests. Members need to RSVP to the Front Desk, and may ask to reserve tables. Nonmember guests must purchase a lunch ticket at the bar, or Members may charge the guests lunch to their own account. A chefs choice entre will be offered along with the normal salad/soup bar. The entre may be inspired by Swedish cuisine.

Guest Speaker Info:

  • Wanja Djanaieff, Head Designer at Gudrun Sjdn and a top designer in the Swedish textile design industry
  • Monica Ekervik-Hedman, Communications Director with Gudrun Sjdn
  • Laurie Jacobi, Minneapolis textile designer/artist and organizer and supporter of the Gudrun Sjdn exhibit at the American Swedish Institute
  • Peggy Korsmo-Kennon, Chief Operating Officer at the American Swedish Institute


The Tuesday Program is a Club tradition to educate, inspire and entertain our Members and guests. Coffee and tea are served at 10:30 am in the Lounge, followed by a Guest Speaker in the Ballroom at 11:00 am and lunch in the Dining Room at 12:00 pm. The cost for lunch is $18.00 plus tax and service charge ($23.28, inclusive of tax and service). Reservations are not necessary.

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