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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Off the Shelf – Summer activities in the cities

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As school ends, I am looking forward to tackling my very long, yet fun, list of summer activities.

mcorriganwebLast December, my son, Charlie, had given me the beautiful book titled Impressionism, Fashion, & Modernity, which goes hand in hand with The Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibit of the same name that opens on June 26. The book brings to life many of my favorite artists, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet, and Claude Monet, along with Paris, France in the late 19th century.

Included in The Art Institute’s exhibit of paintings is clothing from that time period, “recreating the sensory experience that made fashion an industry favorite and a serious subject among painters, writers, poets, and the popular press.”

Truly a trip to The Art Institute this summer is one not to be missed.

Here in town, July 13-14 are the dates for the Naperville Woman’s Club 54th Annual Juried Art Fair. The Art Fair, located again this year at Naper Settlement, hosts both local and national artists. In addition to the artists booths, a children’s area, silent auction and entertainment are included in the two-day event. You can check out the Naperville Woman’s Club website for more information.

My husband and I enjoy the wonderful summer weekend events in downtown Naperville. Usually, we find ourselves ending our excursions with lunch on the patio at Quigley’s Irish Pub.

So plan a weekend walk around town, sign up at the library for the summer reading program, check out what’s new at the awesome independent stores, and, finally, relax on Quigley’s patio with some delicious cucumber sandwiches and Rueben rolls.

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Mary Corrigan
Mary Corrigan
Mary Corrigan is a Naperville resident, wife, mother of five, and acknowledged bookaholic. Contact her at mary_corrigan@sbcglobal.net.

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