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 surprising 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.
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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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Thank you sponsors!
We appreciate your generosity:
National Kitchen & Bath Association Capital Property Management Serv GBD Architects Inc. 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!!
A Taste of Frank Lloyd Wright Hope you were with us on August 10, 2013 at the Gordon House in Historic Silverton. We all had such a great time at our annual benefit to raise money to complete the restoration projects and continue preservation and public education at the Gordon House designed by Wright for Oregon.
There is always something special and unique about Frank Lloyd Wright. He is special to Oregonians too.
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 11th Annual Fundraiser celebrated the beginning of a second decade of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Gordon House in Silverton. We have hosted over 100,000 visitors to our wonderful example of Wright's architectural legacy. Our motto is “Mid-Century Modern Meets the 21st Century” to feature Wright’s original design genius and our preservation efforts that promise a sustainable future.
“A Taste of Frank Lloyd Wright” is always a summertime gathering of friends and fans held at the Gordon House to showcase Oregon’s mid-valley wine, northwest cuisine, and of course a taste of Wright’s Usonia. Imaginative silent and live auctions serenaded by live music were lots of fun again this year.
We enjoyed a perfect sunset and all agreed that it was a down-“Wright” fun way to spend a summer afternoon.
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