June 8 marks Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday! If you're looking for a fun, colorful way to celebrate the legendary architect, the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. is debuting its special “Wright on the Walls” installation, which will transform one of its galleries into a giant “coloring book”. Opening on June 10 as part of the Museum's 2017 Summer Block Party and Frank Lloyd Wright Day celebration, “Wright on the Walls” pays particular attention to the role of color and nature in the architect's designs.
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Most people can't resist digging their nose into a coloring book, let alone a gigantic one. D.C.-based artists Scott Clowney and Vlad Zabavskiy reinterpret FLW's built and unbuilt designs into large-scale drawings for visitors to color, from his residential and commercial projects, to houses of worship, to automobile culture and decorative details. Visitors will use washable dry-erase markers in a range of colors inspired by Wright and his studio. To top off the experience, the room will play a soundtrack of ambient music adapted from Wright's Taliesin studios.
Clowney and Zabavskiy's drawings include Wright's lesser known and unbuilt projects, such as a gas station in Cloquet, Minnesota, a design for the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain in Dickerson, Maryland, as well as the Pope-Leighey House in Alexandria, Virginia (which is having its own event for Wright's 150th birthday).
Learn more about Wright on the Walls in the link below.
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