Welcome to Riverrun Arts! Riverrun is home to the working pottery and fiber studios of Joan Slack, as well as that of Riverrun Center for the Arts, a regional gallery of fine art and craft and teaching facility.
Greetings! With the snow falling we usher in the holiday season, a little early! There is a lot happening at Riverrun- new artwork, holiday sales, tours being offered for 2015, and ways to shop on-line!
Upcoming Tours in 2015
To read more about the background of Authentic Travel and Tours please see www.authentictravelandtours.com
Tracing the Past in Ireland: October 20-31, 2015
Join us for a unique exploration of enchanting Ireland on the eastern and northern coast as we delve into the texture of Irish culture from prehistory to present. We begin in Dublin, which offers a look at hundreds of years of history through its architecture, culture and museums. We will visit the National Museum, which boasts pottery from the Stone Age, gold neck collars, called “torcs” made by the Celts, and elaborate metalworking created during monastic times. The Viking longship exhibit, and the influence of their presence in Dublin, provides an in-depth visual history of this culture in Ireland. We will see the rich and fascinating history in the landscape by visiting stone circles, ring forts, medieval churches, and ancient solar observatories. Woven into the story of the past will be activities with Irish artists, actors, guides and musicians.
Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way Tour: October 8-15, 2015
Join us for a trip along the Wild Atlantic Way, which stretches for 1,500 miles along Ireland’s western seaboard. This trip will be focused on the southwestern part of the “way” where we will explore the history, culture, archaeology and secret places of this coastline. Kerry tourism states “Here, the ocean’s force has carved a coast of wild, raw beauty. Huge Atlantic rollers crash and churn, shaping jagged ocean crags, archipelagos and inlets, sea loughs, surfing strands, and the sheer granite walls of cliffs that are amongst some of the highest in Europe. Rare sea eagles circle over glacial mountains, dolphins leap the waves, seals bask on the shore, puffins nest on cliff faces and geese gather in great estuaries. And lighthouses safeguard sailors all the way up the coast. It is with this splendor as our constant companion that we will explore, delve into the ancient past, and experience Ireland in a way you will always remember.
Irish Connections-Past & Present, May 10-21, 2015
We are very excited to announce the launching of Authentic Travel and Tours and several upcoming trips for 2015-16. What makes our tours unique is the emphasis on authenticity, looking deeper and making connections, and attention to detail that creates a tapestry of meaningful, life-enhancing interactions. Attention is paid to the right balance of activities each day, high quality site visits, and top rated local guides as well as individuals sought out for their special talents. You will meet people on our tours never possible by traveling on your own. Another big advantage is that having guides and interpreters of culture allows for you to learn more, to enjoy hearing art, architecture, and history explained, and adds so much more to understanding what you see. Finally, it’s FUN! Enjoying new places and experiences with like-minded people creates camaraderie, and often life-long friendships evolve. We guarantee a truly memorable, life-changing experience!
Santa Fe and Area Artists, Architecture & History: April 12-21, 2015
This is a multi-faceted travel experience in and around Santa Fe, NM, in which we will look closer and deeper at the art, cultures, history and people that shaped contemporary Santa Fe and surrounding areas. Local guides, Native American people, and unique, authentic connections abound. If you love learning as you travel, enjoy delving deeper into a place through its people, art, culture and history, and traveling off the beaten track, this is the trip for you!