BARTLESVILLE, OK— The Free Sunday Social for November at Price Tower Arts Center will be held on November 21st.  The day will feature free admission to the gallery for the exhibition, William Schickel:  Spirit Made Manifest and refreshments for visitors.  The exhibition traces the work and life of William Schickel from his student days at Notre Dame through his death in 2009. 

The display includes photographs and architectural drawings of several of Schickel’s major architectural projects, including the transformation of an 1813 dairy barn into an inspiring worship space and oratory at Grailville, a Catholic community of laywomen in Loveland, Ohio.  He also renovated Abbey of Gethsemani, Bardstown, Kentucky, working with the famed writer and monk Thomas Merton on the design. 

Schickel’s work has been featured at the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, NY, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC; the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York City and the Vatican Museum in Italy.  A biography of his work, Sacred Passion: The Art of William Schickel, was published in 1998.

“This exhibition is the first large-scale retrospective dedicated to Schickel’s work in the Midwest.  And, since his death in 2009, this exhibition will be the first to examine his career and his life.  Visitors will see where spirituality and art merge,” said Scott W. Perkins, curator for Price Tower Arts Center.

William Schickel:  Spirit Made Manifest is made possible through the support of ConocoPhillips, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Oklahoma Arts Council.  The exhibition was organized through Katharine T. Carter and Associates, in conjunction with the William Schickel Gallery.

The Free Sunday event will include a special hands-on craft project for children.  Families will have the opportunity to make a Spool Doll during their visit.  Price Tower Arts Center will be open from noon to 5 p.m. for the event.  For more information about PTAC or the exhibition, call 918.336.4949 or visit

About Price Tower

The landmark destination for art, architecture and design, Price Tower Arts Center, a 501(c) 3 nonprofit, provides local, regional and global audiences with the experience of great art, architecture and design in an arts complex whose centerpiece is Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper, the Price Tower.

This National Historic Landmark building, completed in 1956, contains a museum with permanent and changing exhibition galleries; original and restored historic Wright interiors (available by tour); and The Wright Place museum store.

Visitors may also experience Wright's masterpiece as guests of Inn at Price Tower, a high-design hotel that the Arts Center has created within Wright's skyscraper, along with the Inn's eclectic Copper Bar.

Historic tours are available with advanced reservations. Admission is $10 adults, $8 seniors (65+), $5 students and children 16 and under and includes admission to the museum exhibitions (tax not included as may be applicable). For more information, the public may call 918.336.4949 or visit the web site at

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