Entries by Kim Weiss

‘Native Places’ is more than a book; it’s a devotional

Review by Eleanor Spicer Rice, Ph.D. When marveling over Columbus, Indiana’s city structure, Frank Harmon points to the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto’s view that “architecture belongs to culture, not civilization.” In Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See, architecture belongs to Frank Harmon, and he gives it to us like a gift. Each page of Native Places pairs […]

Author Events in the Works

On Monday, October 15, Native Places author Frank Harmon will present a lecture in Tucson, AZ, to the University of Arizona School of Architecture students and faculty. The lecture will take place in the Tucson Museum of Art, where he will not be able to sell or sign copies of his book, but he will introduce […]

The Art of Native Places: FOUNDATION Hosts Opening Reception, Book Signing for Frank Harmon and Fall Exhibition

For almost a decade, the underground bar in downtown Raleigh called FOUNDATION (in all caps) has celebrated the wealth of artistic talent in the Triangle region by displaying local artists’ works on its walls beneath Fayetteville Street. The exhibitions change seasonally with one piece by the featured artist emblazoned on the cover of FOUNDATION’S menu […]

Quail Ridge Books Event Postponed to September 23rd

Quail Ridge Books’ Meet the Author and Book Signing event in Raleigh for Frank Harmon and Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See has been postponed to Sunday, September 23rd, beginning at 2 p.m. If you cannot attend on that day but would like your book signed, Quail Ridge coordinator Sarah Godden asks that […]

NEWS&OBSERVER: “Architect’s signature drawings go beyond art. They tell stories of the world around us.”

BY J. MICHAEL WELTON Raleigh architect Frank Harmon sketches at least once a day, in a style that’s best described as economical. His lines are spare, a squiggle inserted here or there for punctuation and a splash of color added for emphasis. “There are as few gestures as possible to capture a multi-layered spirit,” says New York Tod […]