17 February 2011

AIA East Bay Endangered Buildings List

Submission deadline: 31 March 2011
Do you pass a neglected, old building on your way to work every day? 
Do you see a historic garden becoming a barely-recognizable weed patch?

AIA East Bay just inaugurated its Endangered Historic Places Program and needs your help to compile a list of endangered historic places in Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa and Solano counties. The goal of compiling the endangered places list is to call attention to their history and plight, raising the awareness on a regional level.
On 25 May 2011, AIA East Bay will present the region’s endangered places, followed by a wine and cheese reception.This event will be held at 6 pm at the AIA East Bay, 1405 Clay Street in Oakland. Registration will open on 1 April 2011.

All submissions will be listed unless they are incomplete; this is not a juried listing. 
For more information e-mail endangered@aiaeb.org or call (510) 464-3600.

01 February 2011

Imaginarium: Drawings by Bernard Maybeck

24 February–6 June 2011
Flora Lamson Hewlett Library
Graduate Theological Union
2400 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94709

This exhibition features original drawings that Maybeck created for his colleague Julia Morgan’s Western Hills cemetery project in Lawndale (now Colma). Although the cemetery was never built, the drawings themselves stand as a monument to Maybeck’s imagination and artistry. Included are these works from the private collection of Foster Goldstrom, as well as documents, photographs, and books from the GTU archives and other Bay Area collections.

The exhibition is free of charge and open to the public during library hours. It formally opens at 6:00 pm on 24 February 2011, with a lecture by Daniella Thompson on Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan’s collaborations. A reception in the Dinner Board Room will follow. For further information, please call (510) 649-2500 or visit http://www.gtu.edu/library/news/art-exhibitions/.