Fallingwater Celebrates the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 100th Anniversary
Tue, Aug 17th 2010, 10:23. Filed under News Releases.
Mill Run, PA - August 17, 2010 - Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in Mill Run, Pa, is hosting two exhibitions of work created by the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh's (AAP) members in celebration of AAP’s 100th anniversary.
These juried exhibitions feature artwork created in a variety of media, each inspired by Fallingwater's architecture and natural environment. The first exhibition is underway and will conclude on August 31; the second exhibition will take place between September 11 and November 2. The exhibition will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily except Wednesdays.
“During the past year, members of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh were given the unique privilege to work on the grounds of Fallingwater, gaining inspiration from Wright’s organic architecture,” says Justin Gunther, curator of buildings and collections at Fallingwater. “The result is a series of exhibitions being held at Fallingwater this summer and fall. Created by more than 25 local artists in a variety of media, artwork examines the interaction of art and nature, presenting fresh perspectives of one of the world’s most celebrated buildings.”
The exhibition is located at the Fallingwater Visitor Center Gallery. Admission for the event is included with any standard $8.00 Fallingwater grounds pass, which can be purchased at the gate. Visitors that would also like to tour Fallingwater are advised to call and make a reservation beforehand. Fallingwater is closed on Wednesdays.
About the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
AAP consists of almost 500 artist-members who live within a 150-mile radius of Pittsburgh and are creators in all media of the visual arts. The purpose of the association has remained the same since its founding: “to foster a love of the fine arts and inculcate a true appreciation of the contributions Pittsburgh artists make to the advancement of the arts.” For additional information about the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh visit their website at www.aapgh.org.
About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A private nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC helped to establish ten state parks and has conserved more than 228,000 acres of natural lands and waterways. The Conservancy owns and operates Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Mill Run, Pa. that symbolizes people living in harmony with nature. In addition, WPC enriches our region’s cities and towns through 140 community gardens and greenspaces that are planted with the help of 10,000 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 10,000 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.
Genny McIntyre Vice President, Institutional Advancement