Wright Angle Exhibit Gallery Talk
December 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
“This exhibit is a love story to a building that, since 1973, has offered world-renowned, rich cultural presentations and excellent, arts-based learning for thousands of people annually.” — Steve Hoffman, Executive Director, Norton Center for the Arts
Please join Norton Center Executive Director, Steve Hoffman, and architectural historian and author, William Blair Scott, Jr., for an evening reception, book signing, and gallery talk celebrating The Wright Angle: Frank Lloyd Wright, William Wesley Peters + The Norton Center. Scott’s book, William Wesley Peters: The Evolution of a Creative Force, will be available for sale.
The exhibit, open through December 12, explores the Norton Center’s distinct design and its relationship to architectural pioneers Frank Lloyd Wright and William Wesley Peters. It examines how Centre College partnered with the Taliesin Associated Architects, one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed architectural firms, to build its world-class performing arts venue in a small Central Kentucky town. In addition, the exhibit explores other local and Kentucky-based buildings influenced by architects Wright and Peters.
William Blair Scott, Jr. has been an architectural historian since 1988. He has restored and consulted on over 100 buildings including Frank Lloyd Wright’s Rosenbaum House and Zeigler House; the Old Kentucky State Capitol; the Kentucky State Capitol; Lincoln’s Childhood Home; Jacob Hiestand House, Campbellsville; Simpson County Jail and Jailer’s Residence; and many more. He has authored and edited numerous books on Kentucky Architecture including The Kentucky Encyclopedia; A History of the Architectural Profession In Kentucky; Kentucky Courthouses; Architecture of the Old South: Kentucky and Tennessee. Scott has also served as President of Friends of Kebyar and Vice President of Taliesin Fellows. Scott is a co-founder and Vice President of Organic Architecture and Design Archives, Inc. and recently co-authored and edited the book, William Wesley Peters: The Evolution of a Creative Force.