Harmon Guest House, Wine Country’s newest environmentally-chic retreat, is pleased to announce its new “Elevated Talks,” which will include a series of public forums to discuss art, architecture, and design in Merritt Hall, the property’s exclusive rooftop meeting and event space. Demonstrating the hotel’s priority to go beyond traditional hospitality and offer unique and educational experiences, the series’ inaugural event, “Artists and Architects – The Potential of Place,” will host five acclaimed regional artists and architects who all have a connection to Healdsburg. They will be sharing their work and engaging the audience in a dynamic conversation about the interplay between art and architecture, and whether context counts in the art and design process. The event will take place from 3 – 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to support art education programs at Healdsburg Center for the Arts.
Surrounded by the stunning views of Healdsburg’s skyline on Harmon Guest House’s rooftop, the series’ first discussion, co-hosted by Circe Sher and Rob Forbes, founder of Design within Reach and Public Bikes, will feature presentations from prominent West Coast practitioners knowledgeable about art, architecture, and Healdsburg. Guest speakers will include architect David Baker, whose firm designed the architecture and interiors of Harmon Guest House, landscape architect Andrea Cochran, artist and architect Johanna Grawunder, kinetic sculptor Ned Kahn, and art consultant Svea Lin Soll. The event will be moderated by acclaimed Los Angeles-based architect Julie Eizenberg. After the presentation and Q&A, attendees can continue the conversation and enjoy a reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at The Rooftop at Harmon Guest House, Healdsburg’s only publicly accessible rooftop bar. Overnight package holders and a limited number of ticket holders will be treated to two Sunday excursions – visits to Ned Khan’s studio workshop in Santa Rosa and artist Johanna Grawunder and architect Mark Jensen’s exceptional modern river house in Healdsburg, where Johanna’s work is featured.
Opened in September 2018, Harmon Guest House has intentionally woven art into its design, contributing to its character and public experience. Designed with versatility in mind, Harmon Guest House features adjoining rooms – 39 guest rooms and six suites – innovatively situated in intimate pods grouped at the front and rear of the site to create the sense that families and groups are enjoying their own private hotel wing. Each guest room receives abundant natural light and opens onto private outdoor space by way of a balcony or patio. All rooms feature a view of either the picturesque main street and town square, interior garden courtyards, or the swimming pool and creek-side park.
Tickets for the “Artists and Architects” event are available for $100. Additionally, a limited number of overnight packages including a one-night stay with breakfast at Harmon Guest House, two Elevated Talk tickets, and Sunday excursions to artist destinations are available for $599. For more information, visit www.harmonguesthouse.com/elevated-talks. For reservations and more information on Harmon Guest House, please visit https://harmonguesthouse.com.