Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Grand Canyon Celebrates Plein Air

Crista Worthy let us know about this event and thought we could share it with our readers:

The Grand Canyon Association is establishing a permanent fine art museum on the South Rim, and the inaugural event is scheduled for September 14-19, 2009. It will include public demonstrations by volunteers from the Arizona Plein Air Painters, an invitational exhibit of twenty modern masters and a four-day plein air paint-out, culminating with a public Quick Draw demonstration.

Proceeds from sales will go towards rehabilitating an existing historic building on the South Rim to serve as an art museum and to maintain their collection of historic and contemporary paintings.

The poster features Thomas Moran, a member of the Hudson River School who painted extensively in the West (there is a Moran Point on the South Rim).

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