June 24, 2012 Edit
via Randy Gragg, Editor of Portland Monthly
A PICNIC AT THE SHIRE
The Columbia Gorge's Greatest Garden Landscape
Beginning in 1966, architect John Yeon shaped a mile-long stretch of the Columbia River Gorge into a unique merging of landscape and art he dubbed the Shire. A profound reflection on landscape history and his three decades of efforts to preserve the region's landscape, it became the birthplace of the Friends of the Columbia Gorge, the powerful advocacy group that would shape the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act. See the article about Yeon and the Shire here.
Please join us for a tour of this inspirational landscape!
EXCLUSIVE TOUR + DINNER
with Robert Melnick, Director of the John Yeon Center
& Randy Gragg, Editor of Portland Monthly
Menu by Art of Catering
July 15, 5pm, $150
A benefit for the John Yeon Center for Landscape Study,
U of O School of Architecture and Allied Arts