Glen Ellyn Wheaton Community Associates Begin Their Forty-eighth Year
The new club year dating 2011 through 2012 will be the forty-eighth year that the Glen Ellyn Wheaton Community Associates have had an active and supportive relationship with the Art Institute of Chicago. The Art Institute reached out to the suburbs by offering art programs that included lectures and art related events. These enrichment opportunities were just what women in the suburbs around Chicago were searching for. At the present time there are sixteen separate art associate chapters offering numerous
programs in the visual arts. Active membership exceeds 3,600.
The Glen Ellyn Wheaton organization numbers almost 350 and includes members from thirty different communities in the DuPage area. Prospective new members are invited to attend the annual "Welcome Coffee and Dessert" event on Wednesday, September 14 at the Abbington Banquet Hall, 3S002 Route 53 and Butterfield Road, in Glen Ellyn.
The Welcome event begins at 12:30 P.M. with a program provided the Community Associates. Miranda Hofelt, adjunct lecturer from the Art Institute will address "The Fine Art of Wine from Ancient to Modern Times." The cost for the afternoon is
$10.00 and reservations can be made by calling Reservation Coordinator, Jan Miller at 630-553-9080.
The 2011-2012 Membership Chairman is Katie Damitz, 630-653-5659 and she can be contacted for all membership information.
Excursions and programs are in place for the 2011-2012 club year, and include many unique as well as educational experiences. Highlights are a tour of the Sanfilippo Mansion in Barrington, Illinois and in the spring a visit to the House of Blues as well as the Center for Intuitive and Outsiders Art.
The special five-day tour of the Associates in April will be "Passage to Pasadena, Art Travel to Pasadena and Los Angeles, California. " Programs are planned to appeal to varying taste and degrees of art sophistication. Membership in AIC and the Glen Ellyn-Wheaton Community Associates is required to go on overnight trips. No guests are eligible to participate. Lectures highlight the annual Art Institute exhibits as well as include programs that draw upon the permanent collections.
Tour buses are the transportation to Chcago and surrounding areas. Each program and event cost is kept as affordable as possible. Community Associate dues are $25 per year in addition to the yearly Art Institute membership. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.