Encore! Mt Morris

Painting Our Legacy on The Canvas of History

Milwaukee Arts
Bus Trip

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The Encore! chartered bus trip to “Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum” on December 1st, 2021 is full.
Any additional reservations will be placed on a wait list in the order received. We will contact you if any seats become available.

Date: October 5, 2022
Time: Leave 9:30am; Arrive home ~10:30pm in 30-passenger charter bus.
Students 15+, Seniors and Adults: $100
Sack lunch and dinner on your own.

Art-focused Excursion
9:30am Leave Mt. Morris [from Disciples United Methodist Church parking lot.
Snacks will be served on the bus. Also, “Getting to Know Milwaukee History” tidbits.

  • Lynden Sculpture Garden (including “Healing Coats” exhibit, Bonsai art, and 50+ large sculptures, lakes and woodlands) lyndensculpturegarden.org Wear suitable footwear, as paths are limited.
  • Picnic lunch at tables on the grounds.
  • Virtual tour: lynden.tours/collection. Click on photo of sculpture and click audio link. Also see map.
1:30 Bus leaves for Milwaukee Art Museum
1:45 – 4:45 Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Self-guided tour using Audio Guide: guide.mam.org/apphome
  • Museum Cafe for dinner (optional)
  • Located in downtown Milwaukee, so waterfront, shopping and other sites available nearby.

5:00 Bus leaves for Boerner Botanical Garden, China Lights exhibit
5:30 Entry to China Lights: Adventure in Lantern Wonderland
  • China Lights concessions for dinner (optional)
  • 6:30 Evening entertainment (different each night…acts include Spinning Tops, String Instruments, Juggling, Unicycle, Face Changing and Martial Arts Demonstrations from China)
  • Colorful marketplace for souvenirs and Chinese artisans creating traditional handicrafts
  • Cultural displays in Garden House including historic Asian clothing, video shorts and replicas of Chinese handicrafts
  • Mobile guide available as an app for smartphone chinalights2022.oncell.com
The historic Mt. Morris College campus contains the oldest building in Mt. Morris, a beautifully preserved sandstone building used for science classes at the College and later converted to Watt Publishing Company. Encore! Mt. Morris has been able to acquire the use of the first floor as a multi-purpose art gallery space. Refurbished, painted and equipped during the summer of 2016 for art displays by volunteers, it has served as the anchor space for Encore! Mt. Morris to host numerous shows.

Regular shows are scheduled throughout the summer months, during the December holiday season, and less frequently at other times during the school year. The gallery is open during the summer Jamboree music concert series (Friday evenings) and Kable Band concerts (Wednesday evenings) and during other community events and festivals, as publicized. Summer 2018 schedule:

  • Student Art Show, June 1-27. Opening: June 1, 6-9:30pm
  • Regional Artist Showcase, June 29-July 27. Opening: June 29, 6-9:30pm
  • Artful Threads, a multitude of fiber artworks, August 1-31. Opening: August 3, 6-9:30pm
  • Art In The Country, September 8-29. Opening: September 8, 6-9:30pm