July 2016
Vol 6 Issue 7
 Song of the Souvenir 
Watches and scarves for decorative flair
Fans and hats, even eggs so rare
Aprons, tea towels – try to stay clean
Elephant, donkey, and pig figurines
T-shirts and bracelets with charms to wear
Baskets to fill, toilet paper to tear
Potholders, furniture – just for some fun
Bicycles, bears – in from the sun
Cookbooks and matchbooks, the latter not read
Menus and spoons make sure you are fed
Beer coasters, shot glasses – helping your thirst
Coins for the piggy banks ready to burst
Magnets and bells – not just a few
Music boxes, curiosities, too
All are on show at the great GVM
And visiting soon – a wonderful win
Come one, come all, we welcome you here
Our newsletter readers we cherish so dear.
     July 1    
 Bring me back a souvenir!  Opening 
 4 - 6 pm   FREE Member & VIP Party 
 6 - 9 pm   Fort Collins Gallery Walk 

Bring me back a souvenir!  Global Travelers & Grand Memories debuts tomorrow, July 1, at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures.  This Main Gallery exhibit showcases over 30 collections from international travelers who make their home in Northern Colorado.  Members and VIPs are invited from 4-6 pm for the preview and refreshments, with the general public enjoying half-price admission from 6-9 pm.
Children will be particularly delighted with the exhibit’s hands-on activities.  Youth (of all ages) will enjoy:
  • Creating and decorating a postcard for display in the Main Gallery
  • Matching unique souvenirs to their country of origin
  • Searching for keepsakes in the Cabinet of Curiosities
  • Discovering exotic and unusual destinations in leaflets and brochures
  • Autographing an atlas in places you have visited
  • Competing for a prize by estimating the number of matchbooks in a jar

 Cartography Around the World 
Opening July 1
 4 - 6 pm   FREE Member & VIP Party 
 6 - 9 pm   Fort Collins Gallery Walk 
 July 1 marks the premiere of Cartography Around the World:  Past and Present in the Museum’s Hall Gallery.  Cartography or map making has been an important part of human history beginning with cave paintings that depicted newer terrains.  The word "map" comes from the medieval Latin Mappa mundi, wherein mappa meant napkin or cloth and mundi the world. Thus, "map" became the shortened term referring to a two-dimensional representation of the surface of the world.  Today, maps are an essential tool for definition and navigation throughout the world.
  Swing Along with Lorna  
 July 1
           6:30 - 8:30 pm 
To help celebrate the grand opening on Friday, July 1, the ever-popular Lorna’s Swingset band will be mesmerizing visitors with their unique gypsy jazz from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Lorna’s Swingset is a Fort Collins-based trio that plays jazz from the 30s and 40s in the style of Django Reinhardt.  Members are Lorna Floyd (woodwinds and vocals), Chris Emmerich (lead guitar), and Ryan O’Reilly (rhythm guitar). 
 July 14 - 16
$ummer $idewalk $ale 
GVM is once again participating in the Downtown Summer Sales event July 14-16.  Enjoy great savings at the Museum Shop from 11-5 pm.  From international jewelry to antique and vintage trinkets, the bargains will be unbelievable.  Items “too good to miss” include fine art, hand-blown glass bottles, porcelain vases, baskets, wooden dishware, cards, books, and hand-carved animals and figurines.  And much, much more! 

If you have international or vintage treasures to donate for GVM's $ummer $ale, please drop them by before July 15th.
Thank You, Thank You, and Thank You Again!

There are truly no words to describe the incredible volunteers and team effort behind the organization and preparation of our new Main Gallery exhibit.  Members of the fantastic exhibit team for Bring me back a souvenir!  Global Travelers & Grand Memories are:  Lauren Bishop, Matt Bell, Kimberly Conner, Gillian Christian, Amanda Grassello, Ana Harris, Tessa Moening, Erica Quihuiz, Barb Schoenberger, Tina Volsberg, and Susan Winfield.
Our immense and heartfelt appreciation also extends to our wonderful and dedicated docents who helped with the exhibit:  Christa Dinwoodie, Seraina Gessler, Gisela Ham, Karna Hansen, Jean Lehman, Rich McCombs, Harry Mueller, Mary Raich, and Karen Unger. 
Kudos to you all!
 Membership Special for July & August 

Global Village Museum is thankful our Memberships are increasing every year—now over 210 memberships.  We are offering a summer bonus for New & Renewed Memberships.  When you renew or purchase a new membership you will receive a guest pass.  We truly thank the wonderful Global Village Community for supporting our treasure of a Museum.
 Upcoming Main Gallery Exhibit
Let us know if you have a European collection to showcase at GVM.
 Community Partner Events
May 27 - July 24
      Richard Renaldi: Touching Strangers
       Fort Collins Museum of Art
June 1 - July 31   
      American Indian Blankets and Their Makers
       Lone Tree Antiques and Fine Art
July 17   5 pm    
      Selected Cronicas by Clarice Lispector
       International Book Club at Global Village Museum
July 25 - 30    
    Northern Colorado Harp Festival 
     Magnolia Music Studio -- Old Town
Bring me back a souvenir!
Cartography Around World

4 - 6 pm     FREE
Members & VIP Opening

6 - 9 pm     Half-price
Fort Collins Gallery Walk

July 14 - 16
11 - 5 pm
$ummer $idewalk $ale

July 17
5 pm
International Book Club

Dec 12 - 19
Monks Returning

Dates To Be Announced
Inside Scoop:  Collectors’ Stories
Collectors will share the stories behind their souvenir collections.

Baskets: Adventures & Anecdotes
Basket collectors and makers come together to relate their experiences.  

Keep updated: globalvillagemuseum.org

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The Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Our mission is to foster and celebrate international connections between Northern Colorado and the world through exhibitsof folk art, fine arts, and artifacts from around the globe; and to provide international resources and educational opportunities.

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