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MASON CITY — Joanne Hardinger will present “The Influence of Japanese Art and Architecture” on Frank Lloyd Wright for Wright After Work at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Wright on the Park headquarters, 17 S. Federal Ave., Mason City.

It is free to the public.

This is the final day of Wright on the Park’s exhibit on Japanese art. Light refreshments and time to view the exhibit will begin at 5.

Wright first encountered Japanese art when he saw Lyman Silsbee’s collection while working for Silsbee in Chicago. He traveled to Japan several times and spent five years there working on the Imperial Hotel at the invitation of the emperor.

Hardinger will show how Wright’s work and others associated with him, including his sister Maginel and architect Marion Mahony, reflects that influence.

Mahony's drawings, including one of Mason City’s Rock Crest/Rock Glen which she worked on with her husband, Walter Burley Griffin, reflect that influence.

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