July 7, 2014 (14-18)The National Elk Refuge is pleased to
partner with the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters and Grand Teton Association
to present a group painting demonstration on Thursday, July 17 from 5:00–8:00 pm at the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center. The event is free of charge.
Approximately 20 artists will spread
out onto areas overlooking the Refuge and will interact with the public as they
work. Locations will include the visitor center lawn, the covered upper deck of
the facility, the remote viewing deck across the lawn next to the wetlands
area, and the Flat Creek turnout. While promoting awareness and enjoyment of
plein air painting, the artists will be available to visit with guests about
the creative process and explain various approaches and techniques used. “We
look forward to welcoming the artists as they capture the beauty and
inspiration of the National Elk Refuge while interacting with our visitors,”
said Refuge Manager Steve Kallin.
The visitor center is located at 532 N. Cache Street in Jackson. Current hours
are from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm, but visitors are welcome to stroll
through the grounds after hours to enjoy the art session.
En plein air is a French expression which means “in the open
air” and is used to describe painting done in an outdoor setting. The painting
demonstration at the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center
coincides with the 3rd annual Plein Air for the Park art show and sale in Grand Teton National Park from July 16 –20. The new artwork created on
July 17 will become part of the Plein Air in the Park show and will be for sale
there. The painting demonstration on July 17 is also part of Jackson’s Third
Thursday Art Walk series.
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