Fallingwater Seminar Provides Three Unforgettable Days with a Masterpiece

Thu, May 7th 2009, 13:52. Filed under News Releases.

Mill Run, Pa. – May 7, 2009 – The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy today unveiled a rare opportunity for adults who seek a fresh perspective on art and architecture: a new program called Insight Onsite at Fallingwater. A three-day seminar to be held at the Frank Lloyd Wright house in the scenic Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, Insight Onsite engages the mind, body and spirit as participants contemplate and experience a masterpiece.


Insight Onsite combines quiet exploration, group inquiry exercises and lively mealtime discussions to provide participants with a unique understanding of modern architecture from physical, psychological, and historical perspectives.


“Fallingwater does not celebrate an individual or an event, but rather an ideal – that people can live in harmony with the natural world,” said Lynda Waggoner, Vice President of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Director of Fallingwater. Waggoner will join Fallingwater’s curators in hosting the seminar, which is offered on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, July 14 at 4 p.m. through Thursday, July 16 at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 15 at 4 p.m. through Thursday, September 17 at 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 3 at 4 p.m. through Thursday, November 5 at 1 p.m.

Interested parties may now make reservations to any one of the three-day seminars. Because this program is intended to help a small group focus on personal inquiry, Insight Onsite at Fallingwater is limited to eight people per session. The pricing for this all-inclusive experience is $1195 per person for double occupancy and $1595 for single occupancy. Guests will reside in simple on-site housing at Bear Run Nature Reserve – the 5,000-acre natural area that is home to Fallingwater – in a house that includes four bedrooms, each with a private bath.

Seminar activities will include:

  • A silent walk to Fallingwater and time to explore the house on one’s own
  • Discussion and inquiry exercises designed to deepen participants’ understanding of and appreciation for the house and its setting
  • Dinner with Fallingwater’s director and curator in Fallingwater’s living room or on one of Fallingwater’s terraces (weather permitting)
  • Conversations about art, architecture and other topics with special guests
  • An in-depth tour of Fallingwater

For additional information or to register for this unique experience, contact Edna King, Special Events Coordinator, at 724-329-8501 x1019 or by email at eking@paconserve.org

 

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About the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) enhances the region’s quality of life by protecting and restoring exceptional places. A nonprofit conservation organization founded in 1932, WPC was responsible for the founding of six state parks and has conserved nearly 225,000 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 8,300 volunteers. The work of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is accomplished through the support of more than 10,300 members. For more information, visit WaterLandLife.org.

Photos are available upon request.
 

Media contact:
Stephanie Kraynick
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
(412) 586-2358
skraynick@paconserve.org

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