Plein Air Painting event to be held at Arboretum

Published 2:28 pm Wednesday, August 31, 2011

On  Saturday, September 10, the Crosby Arboretum will be a venue for the 9th Annual International Plein Air Painters Worldwide Paint Out, an event occurring simultaneously in international locations. Outdoor painters will bring their paint boxes and easels to paint from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public will be able to join in the fun by watching individual artists work. A plein air painting class for beginners will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (see program schedule), with  easels, watercolor and oil kits  available. Artists will formally display their work from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Some will be available for purchase.

Plein air painting developed in France in the mid 19th century and is becoming increasingly popular. Plein air artists seek to capture the quality of natural light and atmosphere found outdoors. Their art is in direct response to the beauty they find in nature.

Registration is needed by September 7. For more information on this event, please call the Arboretum office at 601-799-2311, visit or see our Facebook page. The site is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located in Picayune, off I-59 Exit 4, at 370 Ridge Road (south of Wal-Mart and adjacent to I-59.)

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