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Carts & Cocktails 2016 Honors Tony Tasset

Contact: Sharon Morrissey

Governors State University



For Immediate Release


Carts & Cocktails 2016 Honors Tony Tasset

University Park, IL, August 29, 2016 – The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park is once again hosting its premier annual fundraising event that offers an afternoon of fun, food, and fine art. Carts & Cocktails, an experience unparalleled in the Chicago region, will be held on September 10, from 2 – 5 p.m. on the patio and in E-Lounge at Governors State University, and will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, sweets, and a park tour.

This year’s event will be hosted by Marley Kayden of NBC5 Chicago and honors special guest Tony Tasset, the sculptor of Paul in the park collection. The Chicago Tribune’s Lori Waxman recently wrote, “Tasset … is the Midwest art world’s chief satirist, a conceptual artist who lives to level hierarchies as much as he loves to enjoy their luster.” Paul accomplishes both goals.

To purchase tickets for the event online, visit For more information about sponsorship opportunities, purchasing seats, or the event in general, contact Gina Ragland at 708.235.7559.

 About The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park 

The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at Governors State University presents significant large-scale public art, inspiring visitors to experience Art and Nature in new and unexpected ways. Three pillars of the Park's mission are Art, Conservation and Education. The Park is open dawn until dusk, year-round, free of charge.

To support the Park and maintain this free public resource, consider joining Pathfinders, a group of dedicated arts enthusiasts, conservationists and volunteers with a passion for preserving public art and nature. Visit for details.