(Posted April 7, 2015)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Roy Young, museum educator at Fallingwater, the historic home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Bear Run, Pa., will oversee a workshop combining the write stuff and the Wright stuff at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 11 at the Juniata College Museum of Art.

The programs are free.

Young, who recently taught a course at Juniata on Museum and Community Partnering and will teach it again in fall 2015, will create an interactive and interdisciplinary art experience.

Participants will be asked to write poems inspired by abstract artworks in the museum's galleries. Once the poems are written, the children will be asked to use their poems to guide them to a "found object" in nature.

The natural objects discovered by the schoolchildren will then be used to create geometrically abstract panels using stained glass. The stained glass panels created by the participants are inspired by what Frank Lloyd Wright call "art glass-light screens." Wright used them in the design of many homes and as standalone artworks.

Young has been curator of education at Fallingwater since 2011 and previously was the CEO of a company that provided comprehensive architecture, interior design and project management solutions for residential construction projects. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and went on to earn a master's degree in visual culture education from the University of Arizona.

Frank Lloyd Wright was perhaps the 20th century's most well-known architect. He designed Fallingwater, the Guggenheim Museum of Art, the Johnson and Johnson headquarters building and many, many residential homes.

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.