Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bus Trip to the Clark Museum CANCELED

It was just announced today that this trip has been canceled.

RIWS Gallery Director, Kris Occhino has put together a bus trip to Williamstown, MA on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 to see the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The Clark is an amazing museum and well worth your time to see. We will start the day with a docent tour of their permanent collection. Then you will have the rest of the morning to see the exhibit titled “Pissarro’s People” and the exhibit “Romantic Nature: British and French Landscapes”. You can go up the hill to another building on their campus to see an amazing fiber art exhibit by African artist, El Anatsui. Please check out the Clark’s website: http:www.clarkart.edu/museum/exhibitions-future.cfm

We will enjoy our bag lunches outdoors in a nice space for that. Afterwards, plan on sketching or taking pictures of the scenery. From the top of the hill there is a view (overlook) where, on a clear day, you can see all the way to Vermont! Then later in the afternoon we will take the bus to the Williams College Museum, a unique teaching museum. Admission is free. Finally, the bus will take us to the Williams Inn for a dinner before we head home.

The deadline to sign up is August 31. The bus company wants us to let them know how many are coming and pay them @ September 1st, so please help me out and sign up now. See the attached sign up form. It is also on the RIWS website. www.riws.org

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