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Free kickoff meeting, slideshow on ‘Art of Florence’ to be held at community college

Diane Lewis
Special to the Tribune
Lake Tahoe Community College art instructor Phyllis Shafer is leading a trip to Florence, Italy, in October 2016.
Photos courtesy of Lake Tahoe Community College |

Explore the works of Michelangelo, Botticelli, Titian, Caravaggio and Raphael with a renowned artist and art historian as a personal guide. Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) art instructor Phyllis Shafer is leading a trip to Florence, Italy, in October 2016, where students can appreciate some of the most famous art works ever created, with expertise and insight provided by one of the best-known Western artists working today. The public is invited to a free trip Kickoff Meeting and Slideshow hosted by Shafer on July 23 at 6 p.m. in the LTCC Board/Aspen Room to learn more about next year’s educational experience.

“The Art of Florence” class trip is scheduled for Oct. 10-18, 2016. Students will fly in and out of San Francisco and spend nine days exploring Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Visit the famous Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo, and the Pitti Palace while exploring priceless works of art created by the greatest masters of the Renaissance. Gaze on the perfection of Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. Take a day trip to the medieval hill town of San Gimignano and view the stone towers that grace its skyline. Bring your sketchbook and enhance the experience by developing skills under Shafer’s guidance.

Students who register for this trip by Aug. 1 will save $200 off the trip price, bringing the cost down to $4,385. This includes round-trip air fare from San Francisco to Florence, accommodations in a centrally-located hotel in Florence, Welcome and Farewell Dinners, a Florence tour with guide and headsets, plus entrance and transportation to all of these locations: Uffizi Gallery, Bargello, Pitti Palace, Brancacci Chapel, Boboli Gardens, Santa Maria Novella, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, a day trip to San Gimignano, Museo dell’ Opera, Baptistry, Duomo, Santo Spirito, and San Marco.

For more information about “The Art of Florence” educational tour with Phyllis Shafer, visit http://www.acis.com, scroll down to “Find Your Trip,” and enter Group Leader ID “234147” and Group Leader Last Name “Shafer.” Bring any questions to the July 23 meeting and slideshow, or send an email to Shafer@ltcc.edu.


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