Frank Lloyd Wright and His Little Gem

My Little Gem Frank Lloyd Wright signed the contract in July of 1949 to build his only structure designed for a person with a disability. Completed three years later, Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent moved into the single-story, Rockford home, decades before the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 was on the books. Kenneth, paralyzed from the waist down, and his wife Phyllis, reached out to Wright after his tour of duty in the U.S. Navy put him in a wheelchair for life. “To give you an idea … [Read more...]

Get your art on this June at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center

Classes, workshops and camps to spur creativity It’s June and the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) is in full summer swing. Time to recharge and check out a new set of workshops, classes and camps. The 32nd annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition (MFAC) is dazzling and on display through Friday, July 11. This year’s competition, juried by DJ Hellerman, challenges visitors and art lovers to reevaluate their notion of art with a showcase of 81 contemporary artists and 110 works of art. And … [Read more...]