Chasing Light 8th Annual Exhibit of the Plein Air Artists of Northern Colorado, PAAC Fort Collins Group
November 20 - 30, 2019 Wednesdays through Saturdays, 12 noon - 6 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, November 22, 5 - 8 pm.
The Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Mathews Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524
It's 25° along the Poudre River and a dozen goosedown-jacketed figures have been standing in the snow, barely moving, for the past three hours. Who would do such a thing? Why, members of the Northern Colorado Plein Air Artists, that's who. Committed to painting the landscape in all weather — after all, “plein air,” the painting style of the French Impressionists, means painting in the “open air” — they meet every Friday throughout the year to paint, sun, rain or snow. Now's the chance to see what they've been up to at their annual exhibit at the Carnegie Center for Creativity,Fort Collins. The exhibit will showcase oil, pastel and watercolor paintings of 15 local plein air artists.
Demonstrations by participating artists and local arts professionals will take place as follows:
Saturday, November 23rd 1:00 – Carl Judson - Owner of Judson’s Art Outfitters, Livermore, CO, and founder of the Guerilla Painter line of plein air pochade boxes, https://www.judsonsart.com Paint Outside the Box – The History of Plein Air Painting and Variations in Style
2:00 – Scott Ruthven – Fort Collins painter and instructor, www.scottruthven.com An Artist’s View of Art Connoisseurship and Collecting
3:00 – Richard Schilling – Loveland author and Illustrator of artist journals and travel books including: Portraits of the Prairie, The Forgotten Edge of Russia, Portraits of the Sandhills and Watercolor Journeys, https://www.worldwidewatercolorist.com Travel Journaling with Richard Schilling
Creative Black Friday, November 29th 1:00 - Danna Hildebrand - Local painter and former art instructor at Sheridan College, who works in oil, watercolor, drawing, and pastels.Finishing Techniques - How to improve your painting
2:00 - Margueritte Meier – Fort Collins painter and instructor in healing arts who focuses on the beauty, mystery and power of nature within the genre of contemporary realism Plein Air as a Contemplative Practice
3:00 – Scott Ruthven - Fort Collins painter and instructor. www.scottruthven.com Fun and Easy Ways to Decorate with Art
Saturday, November 30th 12:00 – 5:00 Participating Artists* demonstrations *Participating artists: Kevin Aldrich, Marilynn Brandenburger, Andy Brown, Jenifer Cline, Ann Delzell, Andrea Gabel, Cheryl Gratias, Danna Hildebrand, Patty Hughes, Ken Knox, Linda Kolba, Mary Landis, Margueritte Meier, Scott Ruthven, Barb Smith
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