Sixth annual Sculpture Wine and Dine set for Sept. 10
Come join Governors State University (GSU) as it celebrates its award-winning sculpture park with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a guided tour at the sixth annual Sculpture Wine and Dine Sept. 10.
Starting at 4 p.m., the university will recognize the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park, which consists of 32 master works of large-scale sculpture situated within 100 acres of prairie landscape and was ranked as the nations best in 2021. The theme of this year’s event is “the art, the land, the future and theNate,” pointing to the pillars of the park’s mission: art, conservation and education.
“As the largest event of its kind at GSU, this event, like the artwork itself, demonstrates the great things we can imagine and achieve,” the sculpture park’s Director and Curator Jeff Stevenson said
The event will begin with guided tours by golf cart. Guests also have the option of taking self-guided tours with the free app “Otocast.” Then there will be a cocktail reception, where snacks and refreshments will be provided. An hour later, there will be a dedication ceremony of artist Terry Karpowicz’s ‘Stargazing with Contrails,’ the park’s newest acquisition.
That will be followed by a farm-to-table dinner in the park across the lake and an afterglow party, where guests can enjoy drinks by the fire, dance to a DJ’s tunes and mingle with other attendees. The event will also feature inflatable painted sculptures by Claire Ashley in the Visual Arts Gallery, Coffee service by “On the Go Jo” and a slideshow of “The Making of Stargazing with Contrails” in the E Lounge.