If you build it, they will come

I'll bet you're wondering what I've been up to and if I've run out of things to say. On the contrary, I've been so busy researching, learning, and living that I simply haven't had time to share my findings here.

Speaking of learning, there will be a free screening of "I Build the Tower" at AIACV tonight at 5:45pm, hosted by the ASLA California Chapter and AIACV Emerging Professionals. This documentary is about the life and work of Sam Rodia, the Italian immigrant who built the world-famous Watts Towers. The film also includes one of the last interviews of R. Buckminster Fuller.

Check out the trailer for this film below -- I find this sort of building/sculpting absolutely fascinating. Several years ago I visited the Dickeyville Grotto and am always interested in learning about people who feel compelled to create things.

This is one of many exciting events that AIACV will be presenting this year.

As a matter of fact, AIACV and SacMod (we brought you the Sacramento Mid-Century Modern Home Tour last June) will be screening the documentary Visual Acoustics at the Crocker Art Museum auditorium on April 7, 2011 at 7pm. Also present will be director Eric Bricker, who will be introducing the film and responding to questions about the film after the screening. I'll be sharing more details about this in an upcoming post.