White Sulphur Springs, WV - February 14, 2014:  The Greenbrier, the classic American destination resort in West Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, has invited top names in the art world to host the "Art Enthusiast Weekend" from March 21 - 23, 2014. A part of the first annual Discovery Series, the weekend will feature painting demonstrations, glass blowing and a series of presentations by visiting artists and art scholars are sure to entice the art lover.

Highlights of the "Art Enthusiast Weekend" at The Greenbrier will include:     

Charles Movalli Presents: Frank Lloyd Wright
Artist Charles Movalli is a great admirer of the master architect's disciplined, well organized mind, and delivers an animated lecture on his life-long hero.

Marcelo Bavaro Presents: The History of Picture Frames
Fourth- generation frame-maker Marcelo Bavaro (who was recently featured in The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town") will host a discussion of the oft-overlooked, but important role of picture frames in the art world.

Peter Trippi Presents: "Enchantment"
Join Peter Trippi, editor of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, as he walks guests through a presentation of the "Enchantment" exhibit, which featured important 18th- and 19th-century artists alongside contemporary artists.

Artist in Action: Larry Moore
Artist Larry Moore will capture on canvas various interior scenes of The Greenbrier. Guests are invited to observe his attention to detail and techniques.

Charles Movalli Presents: What Makes a Good Painting
During this informal talk, Charles Movalli, who has received more than 50 awards for his vibrant work, will explain what makes a good painting.

Great Art is Being Made Today
Join Peter Trippi for a formal lecture as he discusses who is buying and selling the great art that is being made today.

The Greenbrier Discovery Series is a collection of eight themed weekend events hosted by industry personalities such as: design guru Carleton Varney, Curator of The Greenbrier; a team from the hit PBS show, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and Monte Durham, celebrity wedding consultant and fashion director of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.
Rates begin at $199 per night; full details of content and pricing are available on the events calendar.

Located in White Sulphur Springs in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778. Known as "America's Resort," it encompasses more than 10,000 acres of undulating landscape that includes: four golf courses (including the exclusive Greenbrier Sporting Club's private course); a championship indoor and outdoor tennis facility (including five outdoor clay courts and five indoor courts); The Greenbrier Clinic (specializing in executive health); a 40,000-square-foot spa; a mélange of sporting activities; shops; private homes at The Greenbrier Sporting Club; guests-only casino; and, at its heart, a vast and imposing grand hotel. Purchased in 2009 by West Virginia entrepreneur James C. Justice II, The Greenbrier has undergone a $250+ million restoration and is now home to The Greenbrier Classic, a PGA TOUR, FedEx Cup event, and will soon launch The Greenbrier Medical Institute, a state-of-the-art medical complex on the resort's grounds.

Paula Franklin at WEILL
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