Join master storyteller Timothy Totten, author/lecturer Kim Bixler and a panel of experts for a half-day symposium on Frank Lloyd Wright (lectures, photographs, and videos) capped off by a self-guided tour of Wright’s Florida Southern College Campus in Lakeland, Florida. The symposium will take place Saturday March 4, 2017 from 9am-Noon.
Tickets range from $50 - 85. Wright Society Newsletter readers will receive a special $10 discount by using the discount code, WRIGHTSOCIETY when they order tickets. Partial proceeds of the event will benefit the restoration fund at Florida Southern College. Follow the link to get tickets before they sell out! Read more.
The Buffalo News reports that the city of Buffalo will be honoring Frank Lloyd Wright's sesquicentennial by hosting a big birthday bash. Starting on June 8, the 150th anniversary of Wright's birth, the newly formed Buffalo Arts & Crafts Alliance will host a four-month celebration of Wright's work and Buffalo's role in the American Arts & Crafts Movement.
As stated in the article, the festival, which will feature exhibitions and events in the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the Darwin Martin House, Roycroft Campus and the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Design, will culminate in a four day conference slated for October 2017. Follow the link to learn more. Read more.
Patricia M. wanted to let Wright Society Newsletter readers know that a new exhibit entitled "Inside & Out: Geneva’s Faces, Places & Spaces" featuring four Geneva, Illinois (home to PrairieMod's HQ) architect-designed homes—including Frank Lloyd Wright's Hoyt House. The exhibit opens February 4, 2017 and will be on display through November 4, 2017 at the Geneva History Museum. Follow the link to get more details. Read more.
Tim Q. and others emailed us about the ongoing struggle to save the Elizabeth Wright Ingraham (Granddaughter to Frank Lloyd Wright) designed Stern House in Fargo, ND. The city may soon demolish the home to build a $3.4 million dike to protect the flood-prone area and the nearby water treatment plant. The home's owners hope the city will listen to their call to save the town historic architectural heritage and build the dike around the home. Not sure a cry to save culture will sway them. Follow the link to learn more. Read more.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Muirhead Farmhouse in Plato Center, IL recently received historical designation from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Follow the link to find out the details. Read more.