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Art Adventure trip to Chicago still has openings remaining

Thursday, September 6, 2001

The Spencer Area Arts Council still has a few openings in their Art Adventure to Chicago.

SAAC is hosting a four day weekend trip to "the windy city," departing Spencer on Thursday, October 11, and returning Sunday, October 14, to see the "Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South" exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute. The Arts Council is also now making individual trip components available to interested participants. Monday, September 10 is the deadline for signing up for the full trip.

Individual trip components include the bus ride to Chicago, hotel stays in Milwaukee and Chicago, Van Gogh and Gauguin exhibition tickets, Odyssey Dinner Cruise tickets, Chicago Symphony tickets, and the Chicago Public Art tour. After September 10 limited trip components will be available. Please call Arts on Grand for more information.

In addition to the Van Gogh and Gauguin exhibit, featured highlights of the trip include an overnight stop in Milwaukee with the opportunity to dine at one of Milwaukee's famous German restaurants, free time to explore other exhibits at the Art Institute of Chicago, a four course dinner cruise on Lake Michigan aboard The Odyssey, a tour of Chicago's public art works with Spencer's millennium artists Nina Smoot-Cain and John Pitman Weber, and a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert presentation of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde. The trip will wrap up with a stop in historic Galena, Ill., on the return trip home.

Chicago will be the only American venue for the Van Gogh and Gauguin exhibit. Loaned objects are coming from major museums and collections around the world. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which is loaning 26 objects, is the only other venue for the exhibition. This ground breaking exhibition highlights the personal and professional history of Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin. Their mutual admiration, rivalrous friendship, extended professional dialogue, and brief period of collaboration in Arles, in the south of France, in 1888 constitutes one of the most dramatically revealing sagas in the history of modern art.

Arts on Grand is a multi-disciplinary, non profit arts agency dedicated to making the arts available to everybody. The facility features an exhibit gallery, sales gallery, and studio classroom. It is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays. The facility is closed on Sundays.

For more information, please call (712) 262-4307.