UNCA hosts a lecture The Guastavino Family

John Ochsendorf, associate professor of Architecture at M.I.T, offers a Wednesday, Feb. 1 lecture on The Rafael Guastavino family who were “responsible for remarkable tile work at architectural landmarks in Asheville and across the nation.” Ochsendorf authored the book, Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile, which studies the work of father and son Spanish immigrant team who were responsible for “the world-famous tile work in New York City’s Grand Central Station and Carnegie Hall, Asheville’s Biltmore Estate and Basilica of St. Lawrence, and hundreds of other landmark buildings across the U.S.”

The lecture (sponsored by the UNC Asheville Art Department, the Meet the Maker Series, and the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities) is held at 6 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Owen Hall, in the third floor conference room. Free.

Photo from the Fullbright website.

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Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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