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An artist's view of Paris - October 18-27, 2013

View of the Louvre through the Orsay Museum clock window
Paris Art Beyond the Louvre
You're invited...
Saturday, May 4 at The Savvy Traveler 
112 5th Ave S,
Edmonds, WA
Tuesday, June 11, 6-8pm at Seattle Central Community College
Room 1139B, lower level. (Enter at 1716 Harvard Ave.)

“For a painter, the Mecca of the world, for study, for inspiration and for living, is here on this star called Paris.” Voice-over introduction by Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly), An American In Paris (1951)

Those who know me—even just a little—know that I have an unbridled passion for Paris. The city has over 200 museums filled with the greatest art the world has known. Art is everywhere—from inside the Louvre to historic back streets and passages.  

I have been to Paris eight times and counting; whenever I am there, I discover new and wonderful sights and sites, much of it off the beaten tourist track. I have long wanted to share my Paris experiences with other art enthusiasts, so I have organized an 8-day creative arts excursion to Paris in partnership with Seattle Central Community College and American Institute of Foreign Study (AIFS).   

Each day the group will explore a particular area of the city, with designated time for sketching, photography, writing and group discussion and sharing, in addition to planned visits to major and lesser-known museums, art venues and neighborhoods. A planned yet flexible itinerary will offer varied options to suit individual preferences.

In addition, two major arts events will be going on during our time in Paris: FIAC—International Contemporary Arts Fair and the Festival of Autumn.  And yes, we will have a guided tour of the Louvre.
For more information (and some cool links) please check out:
call 206.934.4141

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