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Auction: Original “Gainesville Modern” painting by Alfred Phillips

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This year, artist Alfred Phillips generously donated his time and talents to Gainesville Modern in the form of a 24″ by 36″ painting to be used as the artwork for a commemorative poster for the 5th Annual Gainesville Modern Weekend.

The original acrylic on canvas work (pictured left) is valued at $1,200. The current high bid is $800.*

On March 18th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the 5th Annual Gainesville Modern Weekend Home Tour, the painting will be on display at one of the residences on the tour, 1512 NW 20th Street. The silent auction bid sheet will be present at the same address for those wishing to place a bid.

Bidding closes at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 19th at the GFAA Gallery before the screening of If You Build It, part of Sunday’s Constructive Conversations event. The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the panel discussion following the film.

Signed, limited edition posters featuring the piece will be available both on the tour and during Sunday’s event for $20 each. All proceeds from the auction and posters benefit Gainesville Modern’s efforts to preserve Gainesville’s modern architectural past and promote its future through education, advocacy, and awareness. Those that sign up for a $50 Gainesville Modern Family Membership will receive a complimentary poster while supplies last.

Learn more about the artist at alfredphillips.com. Purchase tickets or learn more about the full calendar of Gainesville Modern Weekend 2017 events here.

*As of March 7, 2017.

Gainesville Modern Weekend 2017

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March 17 – 19

Drinks & Dwellings: The Merits of Merritt

FRIDAY, MARCH 17 2017
6:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Location provided upon ticket purchase.
$50 per ticket; limited to 40 persons. Purchase tickets here.
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Join Gainesville Modern for the launch of the 5th Annual Gainesville Modern Weekend and the inaugural event in our Drinks & Dwellings series.

Enjoy an exclusive tour of a beautifully restored Harry Merritt-designed residence, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres while exploring Merritt’s work through drawings, photographs, and video.

Mid-century Modern Home Tour

SATURDAY, MARCH 18 2017
11:00 AM — 3:00 PM

$20 per person. Students $10 with ID. Cash-only at the door.
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Experience five area Mid-century Modern homes plus a bonus sixth home. Start at any of the 6 locations. Tours are self guided with docents on-site. Preview and learn more about the residences on this year’s tour here, including a map.

1512 NW 20th Street, Gainesville, FL 32605 (Florida Park)
1617 NW 12th Road, Gainesville, FL 32605 (Florida Park)
2858 NW 4th Lane, Gainesville, FL 32607 (Black Acres)
3840 NW 15th Street, Gainesville, FL 32605
6651 NW 20th Place, Gainesville, FL 32607
706 SW 21st Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601 (Kirkwood)

Constructive Conversations: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

SUNDAY, MARCH 19 2017
4:00 PM — 6:30 PM

GFAA Gallery, 1314 S Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
FREE and open to the public. Reserve tickets here.
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As a part of the 5th Annual Gainesville Modern Weekend, join us for a screening of If You Build It.

This compelling documentary follows two young architects who implement a design-build curriculum in a rural North Carolina high school, changing the students and the community in the process.

A panel discussion about local implications and possibilities will follow the film.

Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity, UF Historic Preservation Program, and Gainesville Modern. Gainesville Modern is a non-profit dedicated to preserving Gainesville’s modern architectural past and promoting its future through education, advocacy, and awareness.

A special thanks to our community sponsors that make Gainesville Modern Weekend possible!

Organizations

Alachua Habitat for Humanity
Alta Systems, Inc.
Brightway Insurance
Carpet One
Dawn Realty
FBC Mortgage
Florida Legal Title
Footstone Photography
Gainesville Fine Arts Association (GFAA)
The Gainesville Sun
Haile Kitchen and Bath
Joyner Construction
Pais Realty
Pillar to Post Home Inspection
Salter Feiber, P.A.
Simple Loan
Solar Impact
University of Florida
UF Historic Preservation Program
Walker Architects

Individuals

Mike Hastings
Alfred Phillips
Tom Smith
Edith Williams

You’re Invited: “Gainesville Modern” Opening Reception at GFAA Friday, 2/24

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gnvmodern_exhibition_headerv1Gainesville Modern has teamed up with the Gainesville Fine Arts Association to present the “Gainesville Modern” exhibit, now through March 25th.

Join modern design enthusiasts and art lovers this Friday, Feb. 24th from 6:00-9:00pm, during Artwalk, for the opening reception at the Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery, located at 1314 S. Main Street.

Artwork inspired by Mid-Century Modern design will be on display and for sale in a fabulous, re-purposed Mid-Century Modern building. It’s the perfect opportunity to find a piece of art that will add just the right modern touch to your home or office.

Limited-edition, commemorative posters celebrating this year’s Fifth Annual Gainesville Modern Weekend will also be available, and artist Alfred Phillips will be on hand to personally sign your copy. Be sure to place your bid to own the original painting created for the poster.

On a related note, remember to mark your calendars for Gainesville Modern Weekend 2017, March 16th–19th!

Modern Architecture as Place-Making in Florida: A Public Symposium

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Sunday, February 7, 2016
1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Thomas Center
302 NE 6th Ave. in Gainesville

An exploration and celebration of the role modern architecture played – and continues to play – in shaping Florida as both a place its residents call home and as a destination for tourists the world over. Join architects, preservationists, historians, scholars, and archivists from across the state as they examine how Modernism was uniquely adapted to Florida’s tropical landscape and climate, as well as the ways in which buildings and public spaces influence our social, cultural, and ecological realities.

Free and open to the public.
For more information, call 352.393.8539