compiled by Kate Nixon
This week, we’re continuing to celebrate the legacy of Gustav Stickley with the news of a special live birthday event over Zoom with Tim and Cindy McGinn inviting us into their beautiful Arts and Crafts home live this Saturday PLUS if you’re ready to leave the house and head to Scottsdale, Arizona next month, don’t miss a live outdoor dance performance at Taliesin West and a chance to tour the site. Read on for more detail about ways that you can celebrate and connect with others below…
Stickley Birthday Celebration with the McGinns – Saturday, March 20th
This Saturday, Gustav Stickley’s great grand-daughter Cindy McGinn and her husband Tim McGinn are inviting members of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms to a free birthday celebration over Zoom in their Arts and Crafts design home. The celebration will take place at 4:00 PM EST on Saturday, March 20th over Zoom and those interested can RSVP for the birthday celebration on the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms’s website.
Executive Director Vonda Givens says of the virtual birthday celebration in the McGinn’s house is a special way to connect with the Stickley legacy in a home that perfectly represents his contributions. “Their home is lovely and the love they poured into its design, inside and out, is obvious in each detail! For them, the Stickley story is personal,” says Givens. “Members are sure to find a visit with them to be both unforgettable and inspiring. And for anyone who hasn’t become a Member yet, it will be worth the investment for the opportunity to attend.”
The legacy of Gustav Stickley, whose anniversary birthday is March 9th, comes to both large and small screens everywhere this month with the streaming of Gustav Stickley: American Craftsman, the first feature-length documentary on Stickley’s life and contributions to the Arts and Crafts movement. The documentary can be seen in selected theatres in addition to streaming services. When tickets are purchased through the Stickley Museum and the Gustav Stickley House Foundation, the proceeds are equally split between the two organizations.
The live birthday celebration is just the latest virtual event created during a month-long celebration of the legacy of the iconic Gustav Stickley through the Stickley Museum, which has developed a number of ways that cost $10 to participate in celebrating Stickley’s birthday. “We are celebrating Gustav Stickley’s birthday throughout the month and encouraging people to honor Gus’ legacy by spending $10 to support the museum. We offer a few suggestions of fun ways to do this and it has been exciting to see the responses.”
Outdoor Dance Performances at Taliesin West
Experience and celebrate the legacy of performing arts at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West with a special live outdoor dance performance situated in this dynamic historic site directed by acclaimed choreographer Carley Conder.
CONDER/dance presents ten Arizona choreographers in an in-person outdoor performance on the Prow of Taliesin West. Using the unique catalyst of Taliesin West, local dance artists have designed inspired intersections between dance and the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Presented on a 4 foot by 4 foot tiny stage, Ten Tiny Dances at Taliesin West challenges choreographers to think about space in new ways and connect with the audience on a deeper level. Two performances, 6:00p and 8:00p, provide remarkable experiences for an exclusive in-person audience.
5:00 p.m. – 45-minute tour of Taliesin West (Can be added with 1st performance for $65)
6:00 p.m. – 1st Live Dance Performance
8:00 p.m. – 2nd Live Dance Performance
The 1st performance has the option to add a 45-minute guided tour of Taliesin West at 5:00 p.m. before the show for $65.
5:00 p.m. Tour + 6:00 p.m. Performance: $65
6:00 p.m. – 1st Performance (no tour): $35
8:00 p.m. – 2nd Performance (no tour): $35
To purchase tickets, please visit the following link: