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Far West Community Associates: Study Series

October 11, 2018
Visitors Center Theater of Cantigny Park at 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60189
$35 per person for a series of 5 events, open to Community Associates members

Join Far West Community Associates as we gather in Cantigny Park’s lovely Visitor’s Center Theater in Winfield to hear fall presentations on Chicago artists of the past and the present.  The topics range from The Hairy Who and Ivan Albright to several contemporary artists. Spring topics will encompass art in far-away places and throughout history from Russia to the classics.

Location: Cantigny Park at 1 S 151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60189
Program Capacity: 120
Registration period: Thursday, September 13, 2018 – Monday, October 8, 2018
Study Series Schedule:

Chicago Artists & Beyond:

Thursday, October 11
Chicago Connections: Catlett and White by Marti Seaton
Chicago Artists: from 1960’s On by Alice Douglas
Thursday, November 8
Three Albright Artists by Sue Krause
Tour of Robert R. McCormick House by Cheryl Groth and Lorraine Gawlik
Exploring the World Through Art:

Thursday, February 14
Russian Architecture by Jasmeet Sekhon
The Art of Tapestry Weaving by Laura Davis
Thursday, March 14
The Era of Georgia O’Keeffe by Judy Hunnicut
Beauty in Everyday Life by Anne Gorham
Thursday, April 11
Stories from Caesar to Bandits, Beauties and Mermaids by Roger Tilbrook
Allan Houser: The Man and his Art by Sue Ciezki

Schedule of the Day: 

9:00 Doors Open
9:30-11:30 Program 

Lunch Menu: Coffee and tea with breakfast pastries and bread 

To reach the event planner, please contact Lorraine Gawlik at (630) 469-7330 or email To reach the assistant event planner, please contact Cheryl Groth at (630) 363-0947 or email

This Community Associates event is exclusively for current Community Associates members. Membership will be verified at the door, and refunds cannot be issued for those without a valid membership. For Community Associates events that allow guests, nonmember guests must be registered by a Community Associates member. If you are interested in becoming a member of Community Associates, please visit to join both the Art Institute of Chicago and the Community Associates group of your choice.

Edward Kemeys. Lion (One of a Pair, South Pedestal), 1893. ® The Art Institute of Chicago.