OPEN HOUSE/ ART EXHIBIT / HURRICANE RELIEF FUND-RAISER
Designed by Lloyd Wright
(son of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright
and a renowned architect himself), The Adams’ Mat House
will have an Open House and Art Exhibit, October 1st and 2nd, on Saturday from noon to 7pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm, at 7400 Tampa Avenue (at Valerio St.), Reseda
Paintings, sculpture and photographs will be available for sale. Additionally, proceeds from the sale of enhanced giclee
prints of “A Long Row” (jpg pending) by Jim Hames will go to the Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund
. Created amid the first harrowing reports of the disaster on Tuesday, Sept. 6, the original is a multi-media work depicting a man rowing in the roiling water of a horizon-wide flood.
Architect Lloyd Wright is known for his Wayfarer's Chapel
in San Pedro (known locally as a desired wedding location) and the original Hollywood Bowl
Participating in the exhibit are Patrick Gothard
, Jim Hames, Erin Hartnett, John C. Lewis
, Alex McCrae
and Claire Rydell
; others may still be added.
The building is the home of Barbara Adams and is the community’s only L.A. historical/cultural landmark (declared 10-4-1996 as #629). Owner built in 1939, the home is a tiny (26’x26’) home designed in the Modern-style to suit the extremes of the San Fernando Valley climate. Diagonal placement of the structure on an east/west line, combined with a swooping bat-wing roof and deep overhangs, controls heat and light. The open floor plan flows around a central fireplace.
Location is across the street from the home studio of woodturner Mark Fitzsimmons
, a participant in the Valley Artists Studio Tour
which coincides with the WRIGHT PLACE FOR ART event. Even though the events are unrelated, attendees are encouraged to visit both sites.
Snacks and refreshments will be available.