All area artists – beginners, experienced, South Cariboo Arts & Culture Society members or not – are welcome to join in the appreciation of the Parkside Art Gallery gardens, by participating in Plein air painting of the diversity of flowers and trees.
This will be a casual gathering of artists, at your convenience, on July 15-17, from 10 a.m. to 4 each day.
A display of these works will add to the celebration at Parkside Art Gallery’s appreciation tea, scheduled to be held on July 19.
There will be a further display opportunity offered in the fall within the gallery to extend our experience of a glorious summer, says Parkside volunteer Patsy Granberg.
“Get in touch with your fellow artists and the beauty of our local scenery by painting plein air.”
Artists will have to supply their own painting materials and equipment. However, floral inspiration is provided.
Noting there is a curiosity about seeing paintings in the process of creation, Granberg says the public also is welcome to come and watch whatever paintings are in process.
Plein air is a term derived from the French phrase “en plein air,” which literally means “in the open air.”
It’s a familiar concept today, but in the late 1800s when the Impressionists ventured out of their studios into nature to investigate and capture the effects of sunlight and different times of days on a subject, it was quite revolutionary.
The gallery is located at 401 Cedar Ave. in 100 Mile House. Hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday.