Dewey Radke House Mugs Available

When the Dewey-Radke House was demolished in August this year (2011), Jan Warner, MCHS Executive Director, remembered that a local artist had donated a watercolor of the home to the collections of the Weyerhaeuser Museum.

Staff located the watercolor, which was painted by Dennis Vanderpoel in 1981. The large painting shows two views of the house, the front and back sides, plus an artistic label. Below is a photo of the painting.

Dewey-Radke House, watercolor by Dennis Vanderpoel, 1981
Dewey-Radke House, watercolor by Dennis Vanderpoel, 1981

Because the painting wasn’t officially accessioned when it was donated, a few phone calls with Dennis ensued and he and Jan came up with a plan to have coffee mugs created from the painting.

Due to the size of the painting, the entire image could not be scanned at once, but instead had to be scanned in sections, with the images stitched together to create something appropriate for a mug.

Here’s the final product:

Dewey-Radke House mug, 3 views showing how the image wrap around the mug, 2011
Dewey-Radke House mug, 3 views showing how the image wraps around the mug, 2011

These mugs are now for sale at the Weyerhaeuser Museum. The cost is $12 per mug (tax included). This is a limited edition mug, so snap yours up while you can.

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