Camp 2019 (Part 4)

August 1

Well, why not lead off this post with a story about Elkhart Lake from the August 8 Minneapolis StarTribune – what timing!

http://www.startribune.com/midwest-traveler-elkhart-lake-wis-is-a-resort-town-without-the-pretension/528616121/?refresh=true

[On the way to breakfast, decided to check on the young brother and sister who share this hammock for sleeping.  The overnight temps were in the low 50’s but apparently their shared body heat kept them warm . . . ]

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[Nothing was on the camp adult calendar in the morning so we decided, a la, Animal House for a – road trip We went back Sheboygan for a little culture at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (JMKAC) . . . ]

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[With a fine looking church at the end of the street . . . ]

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[The Biddies prep for the requisite photo opts . . . ]

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[Ta-da!!]

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[We’ve been here several times over the years.  The first stop once inside is always the restrooms (several of them) . . . ]

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[Whoever thought urinals could be so lovely?]

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[And featuring the ever popular bathroom selfie . . . ]

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[Our first viewings would be in the four displays on the left – the orange for autotopographers, the light blue for Collective Consciousness by Mark Baum, the purple for Visionary Reality Outpost by Saya Woolfalk, and the gold for B-Side of the Moon by Scott Reeder; followed by crossing over to the dark blue on the right for Dr. Charles Smith: Aurora . . . ]

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[The brochures . . . ]

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[The Super starts at the beginning of the Baum exhibit . . . ]

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[Here are two of her photos . . . ]

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[This is “the element” from the introduction to the exhibit.  I have no further explanation other than this is my button . . . ]

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[Next . . . ]

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[And here’s Reetz, a visionary reality outpost herself . . . ]

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[I can only let the art speak for itself . . . ]

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[And Moon World . . . ]

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[Now this I get!]

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[Of course something like this would catch my eye . . . ]

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[Whom amongst us doesn’t enjoy doodling?]

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[Had to do a double take here . . . ]

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[And now crossing to the other side of the arts center . . . ]

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[I’ll display some of Dr. Smith’s individuals; “group” photos by the Super are posted further down . . . ]

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And now for the Super’s take on the exhibits (trying not to duplicate) . . .

[Again, letting the art speak for itself . . . ]

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[Some tourist got in the way here . . . ]

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[There’s that tourist guy again . . . ]

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[And here’s the Super’s take on Dr. Smith’s work . . . ]

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[Captured taking my solo shots . . . ]

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[So, whadya think?]

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[Back in charge of photos, we had a sit down at the center’s coffee shop where Rita purchased a local brew for us . . . ]

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[I thought this would be a good way to end this post with another Dr. Smith piece.  We then returned to camp where the rest of the day will be featured in the nest post . . . ]

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Of course, not everybody likes camping trips.  I do not myself enjoy them much, because I’m not outdoorsy . . .  ~   G.A. Cohen

Up Next:  The rest of this day at camp . . .

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