Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Private Tour: Oliver Ranch Sculpture Collection

Orinda Arts Council Members and Friends of OAC are invited to a tour led by one of the country's most visionary collectors of one of the country's most ambitious sculpture collections. Steve Oliver will lead a group limited to 40 people on a 2-3 hour private tour across 2 1/2 miles of varying elevations and through a variety of terrain, visiting works of site-specific art that cannot be seen elsewhere. Artists include: Richard Serra, Bill Fontana (currently with his sound sculptures on "display" at SF City Hall), Andy Goldsworthy, Bruce Nauman, Martin Puryear, Ann Hamilton, Ellen Driscoll, Kristin Jones, and many others.

This collection is 20+ years in the making and is not open to the public. The Olivers only show their ranch to groups provided the group raise money to benefit the arts, and only does a handful of tours a year. No cars are allowed at the ranch and all guests must travel together by bus.

Your Evite response is an indication of your interest, but your check is your RSVP.

This event is a fundraiser for the Orinda Arts Council. A portion of your ticket is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. OAC is a registered tax-exempt, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The Orinda Arts Council's purpose is to stimulate, support, and advocate for the visual and performing arts in the schools and in the community.

Don't wait to RSVP-- we expect this event to sell out quickly! Checks written to the Orinda Arts Council should be sent c/o Joni Binder, 24 Moraga Via, Orinda, CA 94563.

For more info: http://www.sculpture.org/documents/scmag02/oct02/oliver/oliver.shtmlQuestions? Contact Joni Binder at joni.california@gmail.com. If you received this invitation through a Constant Contact, you can also email Joni to indicate interest, but your check is still your official RSVP. Thank you!!!
Prices include roundtrip bus trip, tour, and a picnic lunch. Guests may bring their own wine.

Prices are as follows:
$130 for Orinda Arts Council members in good standing,
$170 for non-members

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