Summer Day Tours 2015

THE LATINO TOUR IS FULL.  Please email for waitlist
Wednesday  June 17, 2015
* 8:30am north suburb pickup at Edens Plaza  9:30am city pickup at Oglivie Center, Madison & Clinton
**4pm city return       5pm north suburb return 

Join Joanna Pinsky to discover a wealth of visual invention and ideas in two Latin American
cultures, Puerto Rican and Mexican. Our tour begins at the National Museum 
of Puerto Rican
Arts and Culture housed in the Humboldt Park Stables, a historic landmark building that is
truly an architectural treasure. Constructed in 1895-1896, the building features
handiwork and materials rarely seen. It was the office of landscape architect Jens Jenson.
Here we will meet Bianca Otiz, Director of Exhibitions, and discuss work by contemporary
Puerto Rican Artists.    *

Next, we’ll visit the studios of 2 inventive artists of Puerto Rican heritage, Josue Pellot who
works in photography, mixed media and installation and Carlos Rolon “Dzine” whose
paintings and mixed media work have been exhibited in museums throughout the United States.

Enjoy lunch at Simone’s Bar in Pilsen before visiting the studio of the Mexican painter Hector
Duarte who has won awards for his extraordinary murals and public art projects.

Our day concludes with a tour of some of the outstanding murals that enliven the Pilsen neighborhood.

Fee (includes lunch, bus transportation and admissions)

Members:  $95
Non-members: $105



Wednesday July 8, 2015

* 8:30am north suburb pickup at Edens Plaza       9:15 am city folks meet at Temple Sholom
**4pm city return to Oglivie Center, Madison & Clinton          5pm north suburb return

Spend the day exploring some of Chicago’s extraordinary stained glass with Joanna Pinsky and
Lindy Rubin.  We start our day at Temple Sholom, investigating contemporary windows
by the Dutch artist Karrel Appel and the American Artist Leon Golub
who began his career in Chicago.  Both artists are world famous and known primarily for their
painting.   Appel’s windows are based on King David while Golub’s portray the story of Joseph.
Next we meet David Lee Csicsko, a Chicago stained glass and mosaic artist, at St. Benedict’s East,
where he created a set of stained glass based on African American Heroines.

Before lunch in Greek Town, we will stop by the landmark 2nd Presbyterian Church to see an
extraordinary collection of romantic stained glass windows including many by Tiffany.
Our day concludes at Solstace Art, the studio of Emily Carlson who was recently featured in the
Chicago Tribune Life-Style section.  Emily will demonstrate a stained glass technique
and talk about her restoration work as well as her own creative projects.

Fee (includes lunch, bus transportation and admissions)

Members $100
Non-members $110

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