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Last week was our first Deep Dive. To start out with a good splash we visited to The D'Orsay https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/musée-d’orsay-paris/KQEnDge3UJkVmw With a focus on this part of the collections https://artsandculture.google.com/search/asset/?p=musee-dorsay-paris&em=m015r61 And then after an intermission we whisked off to San Diego Museum of Art for a nice walk in the sun of California Plein Air https://www.sdmart.org/sdma-360-tour/ https://www.kcet.org/shows/departures/the-california-plein-air-movement All in all a fun social evening where we accidentally learn something together. So we are gonna do it again. Different place. Different theme. Schedule (note: times are PST) 7:00-8:00 pm: Open Arrival and Open Social. Chit and Chat 7:45-8:00 pm: A little bit of Intro. 8:00-8:45 pm: Location ONE 8:45-9:15 pm: Intermission and Refreshments. Chit and Chat 9:15-10:00 pm: Location TWO What does that mean? It means the main program will start sharp at 8PM. You will need to be ready to go and there BEFORE 8. Ideally . . . you should be there at least by 7:45PM. However . . . The ZOOM will be open starting at 7. Folks will be there and be social and chit and chat. (Spoiler alert: the social thing is kinda important). OK . . . How do I get to go? To Join The Event you MUST fill out this form/link so we have your correct email to email you the Zoom Link on the day of the event. It also asks some other things too. https://forms.gle/HNScXcdCmVeAAJbKA To Join The Event you MUST fill out this form/link (Yes. We did say this twice) This is all sounds great. How much does it cost? Oh yes . . . The cost is FREE! That's a bargain even at twice the price!!!! So why not splurge and come and share your time with us. I know. You just read this whole thing and you are saying to yourself . . ."Self, . . . exactly what will they be covering or doing?" And the answer is simple. at 7:45 we will do some intros of where/what, and at 8 we dive right in. For an online event hopefully you will feel as if you have visited far off places and times. And maybe even see yourself in the those places and scenes. We have been watching other artsy fartsy things being done. They tend to be essentially a power point. When it says "lecture" you better run!! There is no dynamic discussion or engagement. No interaction and no social. AND . . . Most of all . . you really don't visit a place or meet the other people. Just like anything else we do . . . ours will be different. We will come out the other side richer for the experience. Yes. This does mean there is no canned script. Wait!! I just read this and I still do not know where to go. When will I know what places? On the day of the event you will get an email 2 or 3 hours before the event. It will give all that info, plus some other zingers too. For those not aware I do have classical art training, as well as years of working within the art industry with curators, conservators, collectors, artists, museums, studios and institutions. So we will make this all very worthwhile. Our last one had about 70 folks show. Super fun. This event is cross posted to several like-minded groups. The main place coordinating is https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/275759886/ Good idea to RSVP there as that's where any good comments and conversations get posted. Join us in this Art Adventure Social Soiree. Make some friends while learning and sharing, and sharing some learning. IF you went to our last one you do not need to re-fill-out the google form.
2020 sure has been a Strange Strange year. And it just keeps giving... Yep. The Pandemic strikes again. Govt Sites closed. For those not aware numbers are spiking. We had plans for Death Valley to be safe. The State stepped in. This does mean off the table for the moment. (sort of . . . read at the very bottom for that info) OPTIONS? There are several. We have MOVED the date. AND we also moved to a Private Site. Private site is with grass, MORE space and distance. Private site normally holds 60. We are limiting to 24. SINCE less numbers we have added dates to accommodate all those that want to go. NEW cost at NEW site will be $124 Per Person for any NEW RSVP's. (Private sites cost more than public. They are also nicer. ) All those who change from Dec to ANY of the NEW Death Valley dates will NOT have ANY added cost. In other words you are covered for the extra. NEW site is AWESOME. Super close to Badwater. About the new site... It is an actual Oasis! Our site will have a 20’ by 60’ natural warm mineral spring pool. The 89F water flows from beneath the black rock mountain. Yes. You read that right. We have a heated mineral spring pool at our site. Flush Restrooms and showers too!. There is a community library (with microwave) and a large communal fire ring (large and safe). There are two nearby walking trails, and a pupfish habitat trail and a birding trail. A large pond is adjacent to our site and results in an evening chorus of frogs. Just a short walk/drive away is a General Store, Gas Station, Café, and Saloon. The Café/Saloon serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers a full bar. There’s also a small local museum, history, ecology, and geology of the area. All around it is cute and a giant upgrade. Did I mention grass and not gravel/dirt sites? Of course all the same amazing night skies. Same distance to all the same places. The drawback (and it is also a benefit) is firm limit to 24 max. IF you want to go to the New Site on the New Date . . . Simply MESSAGE ME DIRECT https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=273063881 Since limit of 24 we are adding THREE dates. This way you can choose the month that is better for you. Remember . . . Our events always fill with a wait list. If you want a guaranteed spot then let us know. New Dates will be HIGHER cost of $124 Per Person for NEW RSVP's. NO ADDITIONAL COST if you transfer to new date. To CHANGE to NEW Death Valley date. MESSAGE ME DIRECT https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=273063881 To CHANGE to DIFFERENT event of ours (before it fills). REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE ME DIRECT https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=273063881 For refund - MESSAGE ME DIRECT https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=273063881 Please give us time to process (as you can imagine things are hectic). Remember If you take a refund and later decide to attend you will have to go by whatever the listed event cost is. For a transfer: if the (similar) event has a higher cost there is no additional cost to you. Across the board costs are rising due to Pandemic. Jan 29 Death Valley Jan https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/275066604/ Feb 19 Death Valley Feb https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272592870/ Mar 12 Death Valley March https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272411574/ Apr 2 Death Valley Spring https://www.meetup.com/MoreToExplore/events/272592889/ Hey . . . you mentioned an option that would still involve this weekend?Yes. MESSAGE ME DIRECT https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=273063881