Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
6:45 pm
July 22, 2017

Famous architect’s work focus of Eustis library program

Master storyteller Timothy Totten will present “The Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright” during a 6 p.m. July 24 program at Eustis Memorial Library in honor of the American architect’s 150th birthday.

Tottten will share his knowledge gained during the years he has spent studying the man named “America’s Greatest Architect” by the American Institute of Architects during the 90-minute presentation,

He relies on hundreds of photos and bit of humor to illustrate the architect’s impact on architecture today. While the talk features a thorough discussion of the subject’s architectural achievements, the presentation style is designed for everyone, as previous attendee Kevin Robson can attest:

“I was not a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright or even architecture in general, but friends asked us to attend the Night with Frank Lloyd Wright,” says Robson. “What we experienced was something right out of Shakespeare: intrigue, romance, murder. I even learned a little bit about architecture during this spellbinding presentation.”

For the master storyteller, who has studied the famous architect for almost 25 years and visited more than 250 Wright-designed sites around the United States, the presentations are a chance to share his passion with the community.

“Great architects can impart emotions with their buildings,” Totten says in a press release. “If I can communicate that feeling to you and maybe get you to laugh or even cry as I tell you the stories, I’ve done my job.”

Sponsored by Hillcrest Insurance Agency of Mount Dora, the event is free and open to the public. The Eustis Memorial Library (Community Room) is located at 120 South Center St., Eustis.

Call 352-357-5686 for more information.

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