Shin’en Kan: House of the Far Away Heart
February 10 – March 26, 2017
Pulling from the Price Tower’s archive, this exhibit features Goff’s original drawings, various items from the home, paintings, personal photos, 3D animations and a fully interactive reconstruction of the Shin’en Kan conversation pit.
A separate internalized world ” a place to return….where walking through its doors there can be left outside all remnants of conformity, the problems of the day and the expectations of society. This the creates: it is a new world-a created world” – Bruce Goff
Shin’ en Kan stood as a unique work in itself. “it is seemingly without specific precedent and may be the most original design of Goff’s career” explains David G. Delong, the foremost scholar on the architects work. Shin’ en Kan was Goff’s largest and most luxurious house experimenting with materials such as onyx and gold leaf. Clear plastic cellophane strips hanged from the skylight, dime-store glass ashtrays were affixed to the windows for a kaleidoscope effect, walls were made from pieces of coal and blue glass cullet, and the ceiling was adorned with goose feathers. Tragically the house was lost to a fire in December of 1996, which was later thought to be by arson. Unfortunately, no arrests or convictions were made and Bartlesville lost one of its prized masterpieces. Price Tower was tasked to preserve the remaining building fragments, architectural drawings, photos, films, furniture, and paintings which once were homed by Shin’en Kan. Several of these items are on view in this upcoming exhibit.
Bartlesville Art Association: Spring Show
Judging and Awards Reception
March 31st– 6pm to 8pm
Participants will have a chance to discuss their submitted works with judge and artist, Derek Penix. Penix is an award winning oil painter who resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A nationally known artist, Penix recently was awarded in 2016 the “Gold Metal Award” form Oil Painters of America 25th National Juried exhibition. Guests will enjoy refreshments and discussion with Penix and awards will be given to the winning pieces.
2017 Youth Art Show
March 4 – April 1, 2017
Students from grades PK to 12th grade are welcome to participate in this annual Youth Art Show held in the Price Tower gallery. Price Tower and the Bartlesville Art Association are working together to encourage young artists to develop their creativity and giving them the confidence in expressing themselves through art. Participants of this show are from Bartlesville Public, Private, and home schoolers in the Bartlesville area.
Youth Art Show- Reception
March 4- 11am to 2pm
Guests will enjoy refreshments and family friendly crafts. Participating student can experience a special art reception for their works that are on display in the Price Tower gallery.