I.W. (Ike) Colburn Weekend

Sunday, November 8, 2015
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Lake Forest Preservation Foundation and Lake Forest College are pleased to join together to offer a weekend celebrating the late local architect I. W. (Ike) Colburn. 

The weekend begins on Friday, November 6, 2015, at 6:30 P.M. with a lecture in Room 209, Durand Art Institute, by Jay Pridmore, a local author who has recently published a book about Colburn and his work titled I.W. Colburn: Emotion in Modern Architecture. The lecture will be followed by the 7:30 P.M. opening of an exhibit of Colburn's work and a reception at the Sonnenschein Gallery, also in the Durand Art Institute, located on the North Campus of Lake Forest College at the corner of Sheridan and Deerpath Roads. This event is hosted by Lake Forest College. There is no charge for this evening, but reservations are encouraged.  Please visit  www.lakeforest.edu/live/events/479020-ike-colburn-emotion-in-modern-arch... to make your reservation.

In conjunction with the Friday lecture and gallery opening, the Lake Forest Preservvation Foundation is proud to host a tour of four of Colburn's Lake Forest homes and one church—some he designed; others he remodeled. That tour will be on Sunday, November 8, 2015. The tour will begin with ticket pick-up from 1:00 - 1:15 at Gorton Community Center.  The tour begins at 1:30; addresses will be giving at check-in. The number of people visiting these homes at one time will be restricted, so guests will be assigned times on the half hour to visit each home. Space on the Sunday tour is very limited, so don't be disappointed.  Register early! There is a fee for this event, so please register and pay using the button below.  Alternatively, call the LFPF office at 847-234-1230 to register and pay by phone.

***An option open to those who register for the tour is to forgo the tour reception from 4:00 to 5:00 and remain at our last stop, Church of the Holy Spirit, for an organ recital with percussion beginning at 4:00.  This recital features Dr. Don H. Horisberger, Organist/Choirmaster at the church, and Mr. Andy McBeath, Assistant Organist/Choirmaster. The program includes works by J.S. Bach, Frederic Chopin, Maurice Durufle, Cesar Franck, Dan Locklair, and William Bolcom - all played on the church's magnificent Harrison & Harrison organ from Durham, England.***


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