One of the key programing goals of Open Field was to create opportunities for local artists to gather in a social setting and make art. Drawing Club has been very successful at bringing together local artists and the public to make collaborative drawing each week. In a similar vein, the Plein Air Garden Party and demos of the last two summers have offered a venue to showcase and meet local artists and share their talents with interested onlookers.
While Open Field closed official programming a couple weeks ago, we are taking the spirit of Open Field into the city for one last weekend event. mnartists.org and Silverwood Park are partnering for a day long event titled Field Trip….think of it as Open Field goes away to late summer camp. We are stacked with a day full of activities for all ages and interests…from nature walks with local poets to fort building to campfire concerts.
Invitation to Join Us!
As part of Field Trip we have again partnered with Wet Paint Artists’ Materials and Framing to invite local Plein Air painters/artists of all styles and abilities to the Silverwood Park to capture images of the park throughout the day. Our hope is to have dozens of local artists working throughout the park, sharing tips and just meeting on each other.
Plein Air with Carl Judson
As a special treat we will also welcome plein air artist Carl Judson to Field Trip from 2-5pm. Judson is the founder and creator of the famous Guerrilla Painter line of ‘bullet-proof’ pochade boxes . You’re invited to bring your own supplies and paint with Carl, watch plein air painting demos and talk about the pleasures of painting as a pastime. There is also an opportunity to meet Carl Judson at Wet Paint on Friday, September 23, 5:30-7:30pm If you’re looking for stress relief, painting is a great antidote. Come get inspired by Carl’s story.
If you are an artist that would like to join us for this event you can RSVP to Scott Stulen at firstname.lastname@example.org or just check in at the Wet Paint table the day of the event for details. Free parking, food and drink will be available on site. I hope you can join us.
Note: Please bring your own easels and supplies and join the park. Unlike Drawing Club, supplies and easels are not provided.
For a full Field Trip lineup and directions visit www.mnartists.org/field_trip