Thursday, October 02, 2008

So Long, Moving to New Home

This will be the last entry here at the old blogger site. Our new home is at The new site has a lot more features that have been set up for us by that computer wiz Beck Anstee. So go there, check it out, and save it to your bookmarks.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

September 27, OPA Paint Out, Geneva, IL

Date: Saturday, September 27th
Rain Date: Sunday, September 28th
Location of Event: Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva, IL (directions below)
Time of Event: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Fabyan Forest Preserve was once part of the large country estate of George and Nelle Fabyan. They came to the Fox River Valley in the early 1900's, and bought a farmhouse and ten acres south of Geneva on the west bank of the Fox. Over the following 20 years they acquired 300-plus acres and developed the property into a fabulous estate they called "Riverbank". After their deaths in 1936 and 1939, the Forest Preserve District of Kane County purchased 235 acres of the estate and created the preserve. The Fox River Bike Trail, which follows the Fox River, also runs through the Preserve, so it is an easy meander up or down river for fabulous river scenes.

The Villa, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, is now a museum dedicated to the history of Riverbank and the story of the Fabyans, and houses their varied collections, some furnishings, and many historic photographs.

The Japanese Garden has been partially restored and replanted, and is a fantastic subject for painting. On Saturday, there may be weddings going on at the garden. We have the Garden itself reserved from 3-5 pm on Saturday, September 27th, so make sure to bring your camera!

The Windmill, also a National Historic Place, was completely restored in 2003- 4. The Public Visiting Hours for the Japanese Garden are 1-4 pm on Sunday.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

September 20, Andersonville and Edgewater

The show at the Edgewater Historical Society, is coming up fast, so this weekend why not paint in Andersonville, in the Edgewater area. (Edgewater runs from Lake to Ravenswood and from Foster to Devon.)

Meet at the Starbucks at 5300 N. Clark Street at 8:30. Directions here.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 13, Palette and Chisel

This Saturday the group will again be painting in the area of the Palette and Chisel to support the PAPC show-- which looks awesome!


1012 N. Dearborn (Mapquest here.)

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

September 6, Palette and Chisel

This Saturday the group will be painting in the area of the Palette and Chisel. The idea, of course, is to support the show that is opening there on Friday night, September 5. So come on down, set up your easels, and start directing traffic in the direction of the show.


1012 N. Dearborn (Mapquest here.)

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

August 30 Old Town

Per Nancy Albrecht's suggestion, this Saturday let's meet in Old Town at the north end of the triangle, at Wisconsin and Lincoln. This would give people a chance to paint at the biggest Farmer's Market right across the street on Clark (a site the Old Towner's "Love") - or in the neighborhood. That should do it for Old Town sites as we prepare for the Old Town show this fall.

Mapquest directions are here.

TIME 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

August 23 Montrose Harbor

This Saturday, by popular demand, we return to Montrose Harbor. Meet at the bait shop (where Montrose curves around to the north and the side road goes to the south around the harbor). Go here for directions.

TIME 8:30 a.m.