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Footprints on the Desert: Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona

Scottsdale Public Art, in cooperation with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, the Arizona Heritage Center and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, presents Footprints on the Desert: Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona from Sept. 15 – Dec. 31 at the Gallery @ the Library, Scottsdale Civic Center, 3839 N. Drinkwater Boulevard.

 

Celebrate the “greatest American architect of all time” (American Institute of Architects) with the exhibition, which features notable Wright-designed buildings in Arizona, including Wright’s own winter home, studio and school: Taliesin West, located in Scottsdale.

 

Other Wright projects featured through images and artifacts include the David Wright House and the Harold C. Price House. Footprints on the Desert also offers the chance to see additional Wright designs that were never built.

 

An opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, from 6:30–8 p.m. Scottsdale architect Vernon Swaback, a Wright apprentice and former director of planning for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, will speak.

 

Scottsdale Arts Education & Outreach will offer four free workshops at the library throughout the exhibition’s run:

 

Nature’s Abstractions

Monday, Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m. – noon

Participants in this all-ages workshop will explore the patterns and shapes found in nature as they draw a Frank Lloyd Wright-style stained glass design.

 

Arizona Kids Build presents Let’s Build It!

Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Children in grades 4–6 will learn how to draw to scale and will build a model of a shelter they design in this all-day workshop.

 

Inspiring Aspiring Architects

Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

In this workshop for ages 13–18, participants will meet professional architects and work together to design and build models.

 

Arizona Kids Build presents: Let’s Build It!

Saturday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Children in grades 4–6 will learn how to draw to scale and will build a model of a shelter they design in this all-day workshop.

 

Admission to the Nature’s Abstractions workshop is on a first-come-first-served basis while registration is required for the Let’s Build It and Inspiring Aspiring Architects workshops.

 

To make reservations for those activities, contact Brittany Arnold at BrittanyA@ScottsdaleArts.org or 480-874-4630. For more detailed descriptions of the workshops, please visit ScottsdalePublicArt.org/events.

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