The Amazing Grand ‘Canoe Art’ Trip (Not an actual canoe trip!)
Love to visit interesting places and exhibits? You are invited to attend The Amazing Grand Canoe Art Trip on Friday, June 20th in Steelville, Missouri with St. Martin’s Lunch Bunch! We will carpool/caravan from St. Martin’s at 9:30am stopping first at St. James for a 20-30 minute visit of the vacuum cleaner museum and then lunch at the famous Sybil’s. Right after lunch we head for Steelville for an exciting day of art galleries, a lecture, shopping, and visiting this charming, artsy town.
Gary Sanders, a nationally known painter and husband of Beverly Kinkade has graciously set up a special visit to the Gallery Zeke exhibition which is presenting the entire collection of Billyo O’Donnell’s original oil paintings of his expedition to the 114 counties in Missouri and the city of St. Louis, each revealing its own story. Billyo is originally from Eureka and through his paintings has become known world-wide, lecturing, and teaching. As a special treat, he will be in Steelville presenting a lecture at 4:00pm. This experience is one not to be missed! (see Gallery Zeke on Facebook)
In addition to his wonderful art collection, 65 other artists will be on display as well. There are five other galleries in Steelville, antique shops, Western shops, wood carvings, birds from the Audubon Society collection, all waiting to be explored at your leisure.
If you wish to stay overnight, Gary has arranged for special room rates, which includes dinner, at the Wildwood Springs Lodge in Steelville. Please call soon as rooms are limited. (Google this lodge to read all about it) Maps will be available for this adventure. Don’t miss out.