Monday, January 31, 2011

Ultimate Organic

In October, I was privileged to attend two events in Oklahoma involving Bruce Goff and Organic Architecture. The main event was an exhibit at the Fred Jones Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma, ( Bruce Goff: A Creative Mind ( The second event was the gathering and board meeting for the Friends of Kebyar, of which I am Secretary and Subscriptions Manager (See the link to the right). This gathering is known as Celebration X.

I had not been able to travel to any of the Kebyar events since 1999, so this was a real treat for me. I would also have the chance to catch up with some old friends and meet some new ones, including many architects that I admire greatly.

I flew out on October 6 and was met at the airport in Oklahoma City by my old friend Nelson Brackin (President, FOK), and Bill Scott. We ran errands for a few hours and then stopped by the home of Gary McCowan, who is the subject of the latest FOK Journal.

We spend a couple of hours talking and met Gary's wife, Elizabeth. These are two extremely nice people. I liked them immediately.

After that we stopped off for dinner and then went back to the hotel to rest for the next day's events.

Coming next: Goff's Pollock House, The Museum, The Board Meeting, Reception and Dinner.