GSU sculpture park hosts anniversary event
September 12, 2013 1:56PM
Carts & Cocktails 2013 will feature Governors State University celebrating the 30th anniversary of Bruce Nauman’s “House Divided” and the 35th anniversary of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. | Supplied photo
Updated: October 16, 2013 6:05AM
Governors State University will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bruce Nauman’s “House Divided” sculpture and the 35th anniversary of the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at a Carts & Cocktails 2013 event from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21.
The annual fundraiser will feature remarks by Rick Kogan, noted authority on the culture of Chicago, plus cocktails and a tour of the park in golf carts.
“Carts & Cocktails provides the chance for community members and business leaders who’ve been curious about the Manilow Park to visit informally with others who are committed to its growth, sample some fabulous food, and tour our prairie and selected works in a chauffeured cart,” park director and curator Geoffrey Bates said. “The landscape promises to be ablaze with autumn color, and when the late afternoon sun rakes across the hills, it delivers an incomparable experience.”
After cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in a lakeside tent, guests will take a tour of the park. Among the 28 monumental works by some of the world’s most distinguished sculptors is the newest addition, “Windwaves,” by Mexican artist Yvonne Domenge.
After the tour, Carts & Cocktails concludes with a dessert presentation.
Tickets are $100 per person. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities or more information, call (708) 235-0559 or visit www.govst.edu/sculpture.