October 29, 2016
9:00am – 12:00pm
8:30am slideshow of Frank Lloyd Wright structures
9:00am (sharp) lecture: The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright by Master Storyteller Timothy Totten
10:00am lecture: Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House multi-media presentation by Kim Bixler
11:00am panel: Rebuilding as Masterpiece: What is it like restoring a Wright property? Hear from a panel of experts: an architect/curator/historical specialist/Wright Foundation member and a Wright homeowner.
Ticket for tour of Hollyhock House included in price of admission.
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Join master storyteller Timothy Totten and author/lecturer Kim Bixler for a half-day symposium on Frank Lloyd Wright (lectures, photographs and videos) capped off by a self-guided tour of Wright’s Hollyhock House.
Timothy Totten has studied the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright for over 25 years, visiting more than 100 Wright-designed buildings across the United States. Totten resides in Florida and has brought his energetic storytelling style to packed rooms at museums, theaters and Wright-designed venues throughout the United States.
Kim Bixler’s family owned Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1908 Edward E. Boynton House in Rochester, NY from 1977 to 1994. During its construction, the world-renowned architect was frequently on-site, supervising all details, including the design of the furniture (seventeen pieces still remain in the prairie-style house).
Kim Bixler published her latest book, Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House, and can be seen in the PBS documentary Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years. Kim will recount the tumultuous history of the house through an engaging multi-media presentation of family photographs, historical documents and personal anecdotes. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear firsthand the unforgettable story of growing up in a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The event also features architect Louis Wiehle who began his career as a member of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Fellowship. He worked directly under Wright on such projects as the Guggenheim Museum, Marin County Civic Center and Baghdad Master Plan. Louis Wiehle received an AIA Design Award for his recent restoration (and collaboration with Eric Lloyd Wright Associates) of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1924 Ennis House in Los Angeles.