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Don't Miss The 2011 Taliesin Centennial Closing Gala

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by Eric last modified Sep 28, 2011

This year, a celebration has been under way honoring the 100th anniversary of Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright's personal home in Spring Green, WI. Taliesin (1911) is a definitive architectural masterpiece and was officially nominated this year as a World Heritage Site, along with ten other Wright buildings. The Taliesin Centennial season included an opening reception at the Milwaukee Art Museum, several concerts, lectures, workshops and exhibits, all paying homage to the artistic life, history and...




 

 

Screen shot 2011-09-28 at 8.52.25 AM This year, a celebration has been under way honoring the 100th anniversary of Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright's personal home in Spring Green, WI. Taliesin (1911) is a definitive architectural masterpiece and was officially nominated this year as a World Heritage Site, along with ten other Wright buildings. The Taliesin Centennial season included an opening reception at the Milwaukee Art Museum, several concerts, lectures, workshops and exhibits, all paying homage to the artistic life, history and community that encompass Wright’s legacy. On October 15th, the celebration will conclude with a Centennial Gala fundraising event on the Taliesin Estate. Details after the jump...

Taliesin's Centennial is a milestone in the estate's history, and for decades, preservation has been approached with an understanding that, for Wright, the house on the hill, the "shining brow," is a living process, always at work, always expanding interpretation, always inviting new responses. Proceeds from the Gala will support the preservation of Taliesin.
 
The evening will include hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar (wine and beer), and keynote remarks by Eric Lloyd Wright, architect and grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright. Following the keynote speaker, there will be a special performance by nationally-acclaimed musician Max Weinberg and his Big Band. The evening will also include a silent auction featuring work created on the Taliesin estate by professional artists, and an opportunity to view the centennial exhibit "Taliesin - the Work of a Lifetime." For a preview of the silent auction work, visit here.
 
Eric Lloyd Wright apprenticed under his grandfather, Frank Lloyd Wright, and father, Lloyd Wright. His focus has been on the evolution of Organic Architecture and Green Building design and he incorporates the creative integration of nature, art and community into his designs, much like Frank Lloyd Wright himself. His architectural mission is to “nourish the soul and lift the spirit while also promoting social and environmental responsibility.”
 
Max Weinberg, a devoted Wright fan, has been the “rhythmic backbone” of Bruce Springsteen’s  E Street Band for almost four decades, and has performed at the White House, the Grammys and the Super Bowl. 2009 saw the debut of Max Weinberg’s Big Band, a “bold, swinging” ensemble.
 
The event will take place in Frank Lloyd Wright's 5,000-square-foot drafting studio in the Hillside School at Taliesin. Formal attire is requested. Ticket price is $150 per person ($100 tax-deductible). Advance tickets required. To purchase tickets, contact our reservation staff at (877) 588-7900, ext. 226. For more information, e-mail: centennial@taliesinpreservation.org.



 

 

 
 
 

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