Sunday, January 17, 2010

Mayslake Peabody Estate

I’ve lived in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago since 1982 and did not know about this unique treasure until I needed to find out where to drop off my artwork for the Midwest Collage Society members exhibit “Memories”.  I LOVE THE INTERNET because it’s pretty much the first place I go for info these days on practically anything and everything.  That being said, I looked up Mayslake for directions on how to get there, (20 minutes from my home) and was enthralled to learn all about this historic property.

Here’s the link for the history info, and then take this next link to learn about the restoration plan.  The MCS exhibit is housed in Mayslake Hall, as have been and will continue to be many other unusual and exciting art exhibits.  The Alliance of Fine Art, 18th Annual Best of the Best (which my artwork “Founds for Dottie”, juried into), will exhibit in April.

Their Mission Statement; ”To promote leadership and the ethical stewardship of our natural and cultural heritage and to encourage lifelong educational and cultural enrichment within the context of a historic environment”, with programming ranging from summer camps for at-risk youth and teacher-training plus more, more, more.

So here’s the link to Happenings, which describes the many specialized workshops, classes, family events and activities.  If you enjoy JAZZ music there are concerts in the JAZZ Salon, classical theater performances and so many other offerings, that you need to get on the mailing list for their newsletter.

Below is they’re description of available meeting facilities:

Whether you are planning your company meeting, retreat or presentation. Mayslake Hall offers a unique and stimulating environment. We are able to accommodate small groups of 10 or larger groups up to 200. We can also offer additional event services such as coffee and tea breaks for your meetings.

By the way, our collage exhibit is awesome, go see it if you can.

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