Wright This Way Celebrate 50 Years of Frank Lloyd Wright in Oregon
April 18. Friday. 5 - 7:30 p.m. SmithCFI Office Furnishings Showroom 620 NE 19th Avenue, Portland Buy Tickets Below or at the Door Featured Speaker, Robert McCarter "Frank Lloyd Wright and the Evolution of the American House"
The Gordon House Conservancy and University of Oregon's School of Architecture and Allied Arts have invited Robert McCarter, noted author, to speak about the houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. McCarter comes to us straight from Speed Museum in Louisville, KY and St. Louis Art Museum where he spoke to filled auditoriums. Professor McCarter is usually found at the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design, College of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Robert McCarter is the Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture. As an architect, scholar, and author of five books dedicated to Frank Lloyd Wright, Professor McCarter brings a unique perspective to the subject which combines the insights of a practicing professional with the knowledge gained from his careful studies of America’s best known architect and his times. His presentation will explore the evolution of Wright’s domestic work from his first Golden Age of the Prairie House to the Textile Block experiment in Southern California, capped off by the beauty and simplicity of the Usonian house of which the Gordon House is a late exemplar.
Refreshments, networking, and a surprise drawing will help you wind down at the end of the week. Pay $25 per ticket or invite your whole office or department and have a party for 12 for $250. To buy tickets, make reservations, and for more information call 503.874.6006 or visit TheGordonHouse.org. Students with school ID cards are free. Make early reservations and payment by Saturday, April 13, to get two extra raffle tickets.
The Gordon House Gift Corner will feature event specials, Frank Lloyd Wright will be available for a photo op or selfie to send to family and friends, and the popular authors' table to buy books will be on display with the authors' right there for a signature and note in your copy. Food and wine will be served again this year. We all hope to see you there!
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Wright This Way
Mother's Day Tea & Tour Heralds Spring
May 10, Saturday. 2 - 4 p.m. Buy Tickets Below Today Afternoon Tea & Storytime Dave Iula Plays his Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Reserve your seats now to celebrate Mother's Day with tea, scones, music, stories, and a grand guided tour of the Gordon House. We invite you to join us on Saturday, May 10, at 2 p.m. for the popular afternoon tea at Frank Lloyd Wright's Oregon legacy. The best way to enjoy it is to sit down to a cup of tea with family and friends in Wright's living room designed for the Gordon farm in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
The cost is $30 per person or $25 for members and their guests. Gift certificates and group rates are also available. Call 503.874.6006 for reservations, tickets, and more information or buy securely below. The Gordon House Tea proceeds help to continue the restoration, interpretation, and preservation of this unique example of mid-century modern architecture designed by the greatest American architect of the twentieth century.
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Wright This Way Drawing: $5/ticket and $20/5 tickets
1. The Buoy Stool by SteelCase Sit down, try all the options. Maybe you will take it home! 2. Frank Lloyd Wright Fabric Hand Clutch Last chance --- licensed Wright-designed fabric by Schumacher. 3. Anna Bannana Cup O' Two Two Tee shirts, two mugs, & two gift cards.. Portland's St Johns coffee shop café where you have the right to chill. 4. Hawk's View Cellars 2009 Oregon Pinot Noir Selected in the Chehalem Mountain Vineyards. This block blend brings elegance, aromatic complexity, intensity and structure.
Thank you sponsors!
We appreciate your generosity:
SmithCFI Office Furniture Showroom Eastbank Contractor Appliances The Ralph Coleman Family The Urban Realm KPFF Consulting Engineers National Kitchen & Bath Association Capital Property Management Serv GBD Architects C.E. John Development Mills College Alumnae of the PNW Rob & Sally Miller Leeb Architects Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt Ronald Gustafson West Coast Trust Company Nancy & Vic Rhodes Central Bethany Development
Citizens Bank in Silverton Safeway Foundation Marion County Cultural Trust
M.J. Murdock Charitable Foundation
Thank you all for your support! You made our annual fundraising
event and all of our education and preservation projects successful!!
More Special Events -- Mark your calendars now! Frank Lloyd Wright's Birthday Celebration
Wright would be 147 years old this year. He cannot be with us. but his designs endure and remain as a demonstration of architectural brilliance. We are gathering on June 21 to experience first hand his house design for Oregon. $5 admission for as long as you want to stay talking with knowledgable docents, viewing the house spaces inside and out, and enjoying birthday cupcakes and drinks. The house is open at 10 am untl 4 p.m. for this special day.
Art is Where the Nome Is
Larry Kassell will host a wonderful exhibition of his paintings and drawings in the Gordon House Living Room Gallery for the month of August. Artist Kassell will discuss his work at a public reception on August 9 starting at 4 p.m. Refreshments and music will add to the merriment. Kassell will make a special presentation at 6 p.m. to tell his story of a boy and his art. Daily show viewing is $5, reception is free, exterior house tour is also free daily.
A Taste of Frank Lloyd Wright
Wright’s only Oregon architectural offering is a landmark that resides ‘Wright’ in our own backyard. It is part of that which adds to the uniqueness and pride of excellence that surrounds us. The Gordon House is our Wright legacy.
Our 12th Annual Fundraiser celebrating 50 years of Wright in Oregon will be hosted by Eastbank Contractor Appliances Showroom in Portland.. Live kitchens featuring appliance demonstrations by regional Oregon caterers and wineries will delight your pallet with northwest cuisine.
“A Taste of Frank Lloyd Wright” is always a gathering of friends and fans to honor the Gordon House to showcase Usonia.
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