by Carl Strang
A month ago I posted a description of a Norway maple on the Mayslake mansion grounds that had been selected as the subject of an art class assignment. Ann Grill’s watercolor class is showing their work at the mansion, and it will go on until December 5 (9-5 M-F, 9-1 Saturdays).
Among the diverse and excellent works in this show is a series of the students’ paintings of the tree. It lost branches in this year’s severe storms, and different paintings show the various stages of the tree’s changes, and scars.
In addition to the daytime hours when the show is open, you might want to take advantage of a talk I am giving on the evening of November 15. I will be presenting a show of Mayslake through the seasons, touring the preserve through photographs. To sign up for this free program, call 630-206-9581 .