Jul 11

Michigan Club Hot Art and Cool Blues Event

Michigan Club Hot Art and Cool Blues Event

Saturday, July 11th, 2009
3:30 pm / Michigan

The Michigan Carleton Club

invites you to

Hot Art and Cool Blues in Kalamazoo

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Spend the day with other Carls in Kalamazoo and experience the 16th Annual Kalamazoo Blues Festival and  a guided tour of Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Times:  American Modernism from the Lane Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 

Start your day at the 16th Annual Kalamazoo Blues Festival, an annual event which features groups like Garage Band 101, Thirsty Perch, Crossroads, The Resurrection, and more.  On Saturday, the Festival runs from noon to 1 a.m. at Arcadia Festival Place

Then, take a short walk (4-5 blocks) to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts to join classmates for the 3:30 tour of the exhibit:  Georgia O’Keeffe and Her Times, featuring 12 paintings by O’Keeffe as well as over 30 outstanding paintings by her contemporaries, including Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, and Charles Sheeler.  This exhibition brings one of this country’s premier collections of American Modernist paintings to Michigan.

After nourishing your soul, join other Carls for dinner at a local restaurant.

Ticket information

Blues Festival: $12/person. To order advance tickets for the Blues Festival and for more information, go to the   Festival website:

O’Keeffe Tour:  $6/person. 3:30 p.m. at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, 314 S. Park St. Kalamazoo, 49007, (269) 349-7775, To participate in the O’Keeffe tour, please contact Missy Burkhead Stempien ’93 by July 8.

Directions to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 

From I-94 (East or West): 

Take the Westnedge North exit.


Travel north on Westnedge, which

becomes Park Street.


Turn left onto Lovell Street.


Parking is on your left.From 131 (North):


Take US 131 Exit 41 south to Business Loop US 131.


Take Bus 131 south until it becomes Westnedge Ave. in downtown Kalamazoo.


Turn left onto South Street.


Parking is on your left.



Sponsored by Michigan Carleton Club. Contact: Michelle Burkhead Stempien