Date: April 1, 2008
Contact: Eric Matanyi
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-4044
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, IL, April 1, 2008 – The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at Governors State University is hosting Explore ArtChicago on Saturday, April 28. The informal excursion, led by park director and curator Geoff Bates, will allow participants to experience one of the most important art fairs in the world.
Bates will lead participants from the University Park Metra station as they travel by rail and the CTA Brown Line to the front door of the Merchandise Mart. Once there, attendees will have the unique chance to meet with several gallery representatives, who will discuss their presentations and answer questions. The afternoon is open for lunch and self-guided exploration of the show. The group will gather in the late afternoon and return together to University Park.
Admission includes entry to five separate contemporary art fairs: Art Chicago; The Artist Project; Next (cutting-edge); Intuit Show (folk and outsider art); and the Merchandise Mart International Antiques Show. ArtChicago alone features 180 of the world’s emerging and established galleries, representing 56 international cities and showcasing the work of over 2,000 renowned artists.
Discounted tickets are available through the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. The price of $15 includes admission to the shows only. Advance registration is required and payment must be received no later than Friday, April 18. Participants are responsible for their own food and drink and transportation costs.
For more information or to reserve your spot, contact the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at (708) 534-4486.