Department 56 Villages Event with Kris Kringl
Thursday, November 12 at 5pm PST
Sign up for a bespoke Department 56 Villages Event featuring the infamous Ms. Lit Town and artist Paul Lundberg
This online event is part of Kris Kringl's first-ever Virtual Event Series and will include giveaways and signed pieces!
As we shared on our blog, Kris Kringl is coming together with artists from the premier brands we represent to do something special for our customers. This is in lieu of our annual Collector's Night, usually held in September, and will incorporate the same joy, merriment, learnings, and freebies!! as that event always did. For this special event with Ms. Lit Town and Paul Lundberg from Department 56, you will get:
- A personalized introduction to 2020's most exciting Department 56 houses and accessories (including Harry Potter pieces which Paul creates!)
- Opportunity to win FREE Department 56 pieces
- Tips and tricks for designing and decorating your home this holiday season
Starting with the company in 1998, Paul Lundberg has been working with the Department Villages and giftware lines for most of this time. He enjoys the challenges of each design assignment and appreciates the input he gets from fellow team members and ideas from collectors. He likes the times he can get out and meet collectors, doing this at retail store events and more recently at collector gatherings.
Coming from an artistic family, Paul worked to master his talents in college where he majored in Graphic Design. “Ever since I can remember I have always had a fondness for art. Being creative is a constant part of my life – from drawing and painting to ceramics and sculpture. I used to watch my brother draw and paint and it wasn’t long before I knew that I wanted to pursue it as a career.”
“My degree afforded a good foundation at Department 56 where I began designing Village pieces, mostly for North Pole and Snow Village. More recently I have also been working on general Christmas products, like the Enesco brand “Heart of Christmas.” I really enjoy what I do at Department 56 and hope to continue until I can no longer hold a pencil in my hand.” Paul is now the primary designer for the North Pole Village series and most of the licensed brands.
Paul’s favorite collection right now is the new Harry Potter Village series. He was a fan of the books long before Department got licensing permission to create the series. His fondness for the books has been a tremendous help in designing the buildings and we know that all collectors who have seen this series are excited to bring Hogwart’s to life. Paul enjoys the challenge of working on licensed pieces and hopes that you like what he comes up with.
When not at work Paul enjoys cycling and still finds time to paint with watercolors and draw, primarily with pen and ink and is an avid cyclist.
Your Host: Kris Kringl Owner Carl Evans
Only 100 spots available!
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In the meantime, feel free to browse our wide selection of Department 56 Villages from 2020 at kriskringl.com/department-56
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